The Icelandic national team returned home today as national heroes following their 5-2 quarter-final defeat to hosts France last night.
Lars Lagerback and Heimir Hallgrímsson’s side (yes, they have two managers) were the shock package of Euro 2016 after starting off their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Portugal.
Another draw with Austria put them in good shape to qualify from Group F and a dramatic win over Austria in the final group game set them up with a last 16 clash against England.
The rest as they say, is history, as the minnows beat Roy Hodgson’s side 2-1 to book a place in the quarter-final where they came up against the hosts.
Paul Pogba and co. were too strong on the night and found themselves 4-0 up at half time thanks to goals from the Juventus man himself, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann.
But the 5-2 thrashing didn’t stop the squad from returning home to 10,000 of their countrymen welcoming them with their famous viking clap.
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 4, 2016