Historical Football Game for Iceland
The Icelandic men’s football team meets Austria today at 4 pm in Paris at the UEFA EURO 2016. This is a historical moment for the Icelandic football. A draw would suffice for the team to move on in the championship, but if that goal isn’t accomplished then this will be Iceland’s last game.
A majority of Icelanders will watch the game; the interest in football has gone to its heights during the EURO 2016 due to the participation of the Icelandic men’s football team. The atmosphere in Iceland today will, therefore, be phenomenal and the (blood) pressure will be mounting for most Icelanders. Numerous businesses have announced that they will be closing early, some at 3:00 pm, others at 3:30 pm.
About ten thousand Icelanders will be attending the game at Stade de France in Paris and here in Reykjavík the game will be shown in many restaurants and pubs. We also have an official Fanzone at Ingólfstorg in Reykjavík (EM-Torgið). There you can expect to find a similar atmosphere to the terrace at the football stadia in France. This is a unique occasion in Icelandic sporting history, which will be showcased in the heart of Reykjavík; so be sure to come early if you want to get a good spot at the Fanzone. In addition to the screening of the match on a big screen, there will be a range of family-focused football-themed events which will be geared toward families. The Fanzone is hosted by the Icelandic Football Association, in collaboration with Síminn, Landsbankinn, Icelandair, N1, Coca-Cola, Borgun and Íslenskar Getraunir in collaboration with the City of Reykjavík.
Go Iceland- áfram Ísland!