Archival footage of a football match with the participation of the legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin made such a strong impression on American web users that they even remembered about the USSR's nuclear weapons. The corresponding video was published by one of the users on the popular Reddit portal.
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The video presented shows an episode of the match, during which the goalkeeper introduces the ball into the game with his hands from his penalty area, as a result of a hand throw, the projectile flies 50% of the football field. “Yashin throws the ball into the opponent's half of the field,” reads the signature of the author of this publication.
In the comments to the post, many Internet users began to admire the Soviet football player's ability to throw the ball so far and so accurately, they even began to compare it with the secret nuclear weapon of the Soviet Union. “So, this is what secret nuclear weapons the Union had at that time”, “Why did they need to transfer missiles to Cuba, after all, they could ask Yashin to just throw them in the direction of the United States?”, “So, this is how they launched their vehicles to Venus “, – commentators ironically.
It is worth recalling that Lev Yashin gained wide popularity thanks to his performances in the capital “Dynamo” and the national team of the Soviet Union. As part of his native club, the athlete won the USSR championship five times, and played 74 matches in the national team and won gold medals at the 1956 Olympic Games, as well as the 1960 European Championship. In addition, Lev Yashin remains the only goalkeeper in the history of football who was awarded the prestigious Golden Ball award. Finally, Lev Ivanovich is recognized as the best goalkeeper of the planet in the XX century.