Sweden troll Layvin Kurzawa again with infamous salute celebration

Sweden troll Layvin Kurzawa again with infamous salute celebration

01/07/2015 at 10:22Updated 01/07/2015 at 10:34

Regardless of what Layvin Kurzawa goes on to accomplish in his career, chances are his most memorable moment will be that infamous salute celebration.

Cast your minds back to October 2014.

The France U21 defender had netted a late diving header against Sweden U21 to put his nation on the brink of Euro 2015, with Kurzawa brashly saluting in the face of opposition striker John Guidetti.

How he would live to regret that misdeed.

Sweden battled back in dramatic fashion to qualify – humiliating Kurzawa in the process – as France failed to reach the eight-team tournament.

But the drama didn’t end there. Oh no.

After sneaking through their group in the Czech Republic – despite a 1-0 defeat to England – Sweden thumped Denmark in the semi-finals to set up a final with Portugal.

And the most satisfying of scripts was completed when the Swedes clinched a penalty shootout win on Tuesday evening, with Guidetti one of four men to fire home from 12 yards.

Out came the salutes again… Justice.

Kurzawa’s salute might just be the greatest thing that happened to Swedish football.

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