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OFF THE POST: Owl checks out crossbars in Finland
by Mike Woitalla, June 7th, 2007 7AM

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[VIDEO] Finland's European Championship qualifying game against Belgium in Helsinki was delayed for six minutes because of a field invasion - by an owl. Referee Mike Riley stopped play in 19th minute as fans cheered on the owl that soared past ducking players, perched for a while on one crossbar, then traversed the field to check the view from the opposite goal's crossbar. The owl eventually wrapped its talons around a railing behind one of the goals and watched the Finns win, 2-0.



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