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Norwegian TV studio's hilarious reaction to San Marino scoring against Norway

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While England were playing out a bore draw away to Slovenia on Tuesday night, something extraordinary happened during San Marino's World Cup qualifier against Norway.

For only the third time since 2013, the 201st ranked team in international football (out of 205) scored a goal, coming in the 54th minute to level the scores.

Cue ecstasy amongst San Marino's players, who swarmed goalscorer Mattia Stefanelli and wildly celebrated only the 22nd goal in their history.


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In fact, it was the first time San Marino had scored an away goal in a World Cup qualifier since 2001.

The jubilation on the players' faces was a sight to behold, but it was the reaction in a Norwegian TV studio that has made headlines this morning.

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In the video below, four presenters went absolutely ballistic when San Marino scored the equaliser, with one of them quickly darting away to turn the lights off in an attempt to hide the shock on the faces of his co-hosts.

Brilliant. No one expected San Marino to put up any sort of a fight against Norway, yet the hosts were made to sweat when they conceded the shock equaliser.

Goals from Adama Diomande, Martin Samuelson and Bournemouth's Joshua King would eventually secure a comfortable 4-1 victory - their first in Group C.


Germany are currently top of the table having won three out of three so far, with Azerbaijan in second and Northern Ireland third.

Norway then sit fourth with three points, followed by the Czech Republic and San Marino at the bottom, on zero points and having conceded nine goals already.

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