Iceland just qualified through to the UEFA EURO 2016 Finals in France next year and still have two games to go. The third nation to secure their place this small nation in the north shows that big hearts and will can take you all the way. Iceland, with a population of only 330.000 people, is the smallest nation to qualify. Celebrations are taking place at “Ingólfstorg square” where it expected that people will be showing their support to team and this historic moment in the country’s sports history.
Icenews has been monitoring Twitter and seen some great support from people around the world as the news spread.
Here are some great samples:
@ccfctv “Congratulations to former #CoventryCity midfielder Aron Gunnarsson on captaining #Iceland to #Euro2016; their first ever European Finals.”
@FIFAcom “Congratulations #Iceland, on booking your place at #EURO2016! Til hamingju! http://fifa.to/1JZnVmJ ”
@ukbettips “#Iceland qualified for their first ever major tournament #Euro2016”
@Hectorubio “Congrats from Spain, #Iceland!”
@danbellj Dan Bell retweeted “Fréttastofa RÚV This #iceland #Euro2016Qualifiers”
@Yes_IamSancho “Lars #Lagerbäck will never have to buy a drink in Iceland or as the man @tennisguru100 calls him Larsur #iceland football”
@ragnarjo “a historic moment – #iceland through to #euro2016 – first time EVER to a major tournament final!!!”
@HMAStuartGill “Fantastic job #Iceland. See you in France. #Euro2016Qualifiers”
From us at Icenews, congratulations!