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Australia vs Peru World Cup 2022: Socceroos goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne inducted into The Wiggles

Socceroos ‘dancing goalkeeper’ Andrew Redmayne inducted into THE WIGGLES after becoming an internet sensation for a wacky routine that landed a World Cup berth

  • Redmayne is inducted into the Wiggles thanks to goalkeeper routine
  • The Socceroo goalkeeper’s crucial save led to World Cup qualifiers
  • His goal-line dancing forced two Peruvian penalty takers to miss
  • Australia now heads to Qatar for the World Cup in November this year
  • Click here for all the latest 2022 World Cup news and updates

Football hero Andrew Redmayne once considered quitting football to become a teacher, but now he has a much more lucrative alternative: being a Wiggle.

The goalkeeper, known as the ‘Grey Wiggle’ by dancing on the goal line to distract opponents’ penalty takers, came on as a substitute for Tuesday’s shootout against Peru and saved the final spot kick to give Australia a berth on the World Cup 2022.

Redmayne became instantly famous for that rescue and was officially inducted into The Wiggles by Anthony Field (aka the Blue Wiggle) and Jeff Fatt (he of ‘Wake Up Jeff’ fame).

Andrew Redmayne clears the opposition before saving a penalty for Australia to win

Andrew Redmayne clears the opposition before saving a penalty for Australia to win

Redmayne’s unorthodox dance, covered almost from head to toe in gray, before taking each staircase, was like what you’d see at a Wiggles concert.

However, it was highly effective, causing Peru’s to miss for Luis Advincula, before making a jump to save Alex Valera’s shot and send Australia to the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

The credit goes to Socceroos coach Graham Arnold for making the bold decision to catch up with his captain and first-choice keeper Mat Ryan late in extra time to bring in Redmayne for his well-known spot-kick-saving skills.

Redmayne celebrates after sending the Socceroos to Qatar for the World Cup later this year

Redmayne celebrates after sending the Socceroos to Qatar for the World Cup later this year

This was certainly not a new technique. Redmayne was dropped from the game because he has quite a history as a penalty stopper in the A-League.

Redmayne bumps into Australian skipper Mat Ryan as he prepares to take to the field

Redmayne bumps into Australian skipper Mat Ryan as he prepares to take to the field

Two crucial saves for Sydney FC helped the Sky Blues win the 2019 A-League Grand Final against Perth Glory.

Turns out Arnold knew EXACTLY what he was doing.

Football fans from not only Australia but all over the world took to social media to express their love for the Socceroos shot stopper and the results are absolutely hilarious.

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