As such, Austrian brewery Ottakringer Brauerei AG has offered free beer for life to any player on the Austrian national team to score a goal in their remaining two matches. Not a game winning goal. Not the first goal. Any goal, in either game.
Good free marketing plan by the brewery for certain.
So watch out Poland and Germany: if Austria romp 4-0 in these two matches, then clearly they are not Pavlov's Dogs, but Pavlov's Drunks.
Losing 0-1 to Poland, Austria were awarded a penalty in the 92nd minute. Up stepped 38 year old captain Ivica Vastic and he buried it: free beer for life, and a lifeline for Austria, who live to fight another day, specifically Tuesday against Germany.