Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmine has made a name for himself using an iconic Aussie dance move to book a place for Socceroos in the 2022 World Cup final.
Australia qualified for the fifth time in a row after winning 5-4 in a penalty shootout against Peru in Tuesday’s intercontinental play-off.
Performing Hot Potato’s own adaptation – a song and dance performed by the Australian children’s band The Wiggles – Redmine was able to stop his opponent, saving Peru’s sixth penalty to secure the match.
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It was an incredible gamble for Socrates coach Graham Arnold to replace captain Matt Ryan in the final minutes of extra time with Redmaine on short notice.
It has since been revealed that the shootout plan was confidential, even Ryan was kept in the dark when it was made a month ago.
The 33-year-old’s penalty skills and dance moves are predominant. After missing Australia’s opening kick in the Martin Boyle shootout, the Scorsese were perfect from the spot. Peru’s first two tackles were converted before Luis Advincular hit the kick post, and then with a play on the line, Redmine went in the right direction with Alex Valera’s effort.
Kit out in his gray goal-keeping uniform, fans flocked to social media to call Redmine the adorable musical group’s honorary “Gray Wiggle”.
Sydney FC blew similar moves during his team’s 2019 A-League grand final win against goalkeeper Perth Glory.
Redmain danced across the goal line to save two penalty kicks, one from Andy Keogh and the other from Brendon Santalbe.
Andrew Redmine’s previous dance move Antiques
This was due to the animosity of Redmine, as its player profile has risen to the top of the popularity list on multiple websites for the video game FIFA.
Speaking later, Redmine explained his bizarre celebration where he was frozen with his mouth open.
“The referee told me the last two penalties, he said ‘If you save it, you win’ and that’s when the house sinks,” he said.
“However, he said, ‘If you save it, you will win, but don’t run because we have to check the VAR to see if you are out of your line due to a lot of wandering.’
“We worked all over the camp, moving and staying in line but making a big presence on target – so I knew I was right. It was pretty surreal, trying to hear the whistle from the referee the whole time.
“I couldn’t hear it – it was trying to keep the lid on, so to speak, when everything was clean.”
Redmine’s wife, Caitlin, also revealed the personal meaning of the celebration, Nine said Today The expression on his enthusiastic face was a tribute to his one-year-old daughter Poppy.
“The face he pulls always illuminates his face,” he said.
“Of course I’m pretty sure it was for him, he wasn’t just pulling that crazy face. It was very special.”
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