The Iceland Vikings may not have been considered a major contender at the start of Euro 2016, but they are proving to be just that! The Vikings beat all odds this week, and knocked England out of the finals. On Sunday our mighty team will play host nation France, while the entire nation of Iceland will be watching.
Small But Mighty
Iceland is a small nation, of just 332,000 people. When it comes to professional athletes, our football players have long been some of our most celebrated. Part of what makes our team’s success so unique, is that unlike professional athletes in most countries – our team doesn’t play for the fame or the money – but for the love of the game.
Case in point: While England’s football manager earns $4.6 million a year to coach his team, Iceland’s co-manager Heimir Hallgrimsson makes ends meet as a part-time dentist.
Iceland’s Fighting Spirit
While the world may be watching the Vikings recent success with shock and awe, their success doesn’t come as a surprise to their loyal fans. Icelandic is a country who believes in possibility. The country’s inspiring culture, produced a football team of hard working and loyal athletes.
Iceland’s football team is a true team, a proud team with a fighting spirit. A team that never forgets who they are, or where they came from. How could they forget? 10% of Iceland flew to France to watch the Vikings do what they do best. 10%!
Just watch as they celebrate with fans after the Historical win over England.
Huh! for Iceland
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Until next time……