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Video: Icelandic president beaten at his near post by Faroese schoolboy

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  • Goalie The president of Iceland high-fiving some local schoolboys in Þórshöfn. Photo/Vísir.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, was defenseless in goal against a swift counterattack by a local schoolboy during an official visit to the Faroe Islands yesterday. During a visit in Þórshöfn, the president found time to play a game of football with some local kids. A video that has since surfaced shows the president being unable to stop a fierce shot at his goal.

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The local tourism office Visit Faroe Islands tweeted a video of the president, dressed in suit, playing in goal on an astroturf pitch next to Argjamaharsskóli elementary school. Despite his best efforts, the president was unable to stop a shot at his near post and let in a goal. 

Apart from playing football, the president and his wife, Eliza Reed, have met with local politicians, attended official functions and visited cultural centers.

 

 

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