Iceland’s final clap: Football fans praise surprise stars of Euro 2016 on Twitter
Iceland may have lost to France in the quarter-finals of Euro-2016, but they have won the hearts of football fans the world over.
In a tournament plagued with violence and disruption, it was a moral victory for Iceland who showed an example of true sportsmanship and team discipline.
Props to Iceland. No can take away what you've done. I've never seen so much heart. DAMN— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) July 3, 2016
Fans took to Twitter in their droves to commend the team and their supporters for their classy performance that many credited as the highlight of Euro-2016 so far.
Well done Iceland. Redefined concept of 'teamwork' and taught the world you don't have to accept imposed limits. pic.twitter.com/aGVo1dfeRa— Gary Curneen (@GaryCurneen) July 3, 2016
No one was more surprised than Icelanders that their team made it so far, and no one was more overjoyed.
€14m in prize money.— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 3, 2016
10% of the population travelled.
More volcanoes than footballers.
It's been a blast, Iceland! pic.twitter.com/yaoNDwyQmg
One last clap for the team that knocked the motherland of football England out of the tournament, despite having more volcanoes than professional football players.
The players, the fans, the president… they have really put their country on the map for the rest of the world.
It wouldn't be surprising if Iceland sees a spike in tourism this year.
Massive Respect To This Iceland Team pic.twitter.com/kvRQX9iUTp— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 3, 2016
One last clap for Iceland and its historic run to the EURO quarterfinals. https://t.co/g5bsNV77sT— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 3, 2016