Friday, August 16, 2019

Icelanders Show Pride In Their Country After Loss

 Post first published in July of 2016.

A 100-1 underdog at the soccer [or as the rest of the world calls it football] EURO 2016 tournament, Iceland incredibly made it all the way to the quarterfinals by defeating heavily favored England.

While they lost in those quarterfinals to France, 5-2, a match viewed by 99% of the television viewers in Iceland, that didn't deter the pride they had for their country.  As the ESPN announcer noted, Iceland was celebrating like Cleveland did after they won the NBA Championship after they finally ended more than a half century long drought of pro-championships in that city.
Iceland celebrates their country after 2016 Euro quarterfinals loss
Watch the celebration in Reykjavik, Iceland, July 3, 2016 ... after they had just LOST:


Congratulations for the pride you show in your country Icelanders!



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