On February 27, 2022, a soccer game between Austria Vienna and Wolfsberger AC was overshadowed by a moment of true sportsmanship and kindness. Georg Teigl, a right-back for Austria Vienna, was about to choke on his own tongue when Luka Lochoshvili, a center-back for Wolfsberger AC, bravely reached into his mouth and pulled his tongue out of his throat. The story spread fast, and Lochoshvili was given the FIFA Fair Play award for his bravery.
Georg Teigl was born in Austria on February 9, 1991. He played for the St. Polten youth team until June 2009, when he joined Red Bull Salzburg. Since then, he has played for a number of teams, including FC Ingolstadt, where he spent five years. He plays right back for Austria Wien, where he has been a regular player since he joined the team in 2019. Luka Lochoshvili was born in Georgia on May 29, 1998. Before being moved up to the first team in 2016, he played for Dinamo Tbilisi’s youth teams.
Since then, he has played for several clubs in Georgia, such as Dinamo Batumi and Saburtalo Tbilisi. In 2022, he became a center-back for Serie A club Cremonese. During the game between Austria Vienna and Wolfsberger AC, it was very close because both teams wanted to win. Everything changed, though, in the 35th minute of the game. After a fight with an opponent, Georg Teigl fell to the ground, and it was clear that he was in trouble.
As he lay on the ground, it was clear that he was struggling to breathe and choking on his own tongue. Luka Lochoshvili was ready to go in an instant. Even though he was on the other team, he ran over to help Teigl and quickly put his hand in his mouth to pull his tongue out of his throat. Teigl’s life was saved by his quick actions, which stopped what could have been a terrible accident on the field. After what happened, Teigl thanked Lochoshvili on Instagram, writing, “THANK YOU Luka Lochoshvili for your quick actions.
You saved my life, and I’ll always be grateful.” Everyone who saw what happened could feel the gratitude and relief in his words, and the video of Lochoshvili’s brave actions quickly went viral, getting millions of views all over the world. Luka Lochoshvili was given the FIFA Fair Play award for his bravery and sportsmanship. This award is given to players who show good sportsmanship both on and off the field. Lochoshvili’s actions showed the true spirit of fair play and how football can bring people together and break down cultural and language barriers.