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Iceland fans' support matched the incredible performance of their national team at Euro 2016 and they are ready to do it all again in the World Cup.
The Icelandic fans were in fine form in France two years back when they reached the quarter finals after famously coming from a goal down to produce one of the greatest upsets in sporting history when they knocked England in the round of 16 clash in Nice.
Heimir Hallgrímsson's side are well on the up and became the smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup after they beat Kosovo 2-0 in October and topped their qualifying group, sparking incredible celebrations.
Iceland supporters will be bringing their 'Viking clap' to the showpiece in the Russia and there'll be plenty of presence.
Incredibly, the population of Iceland is 330,000 but they requested a whopping 66,000 tickets for their first ever World Cup, where they will come up against Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia in Group D.
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The massive ticket demand from Iceland has seen a staggering 20 per cent of their population apply for tickets to see their nation in World Cup action.
Islandia con 330.000 habitantes, su embajada en Rusia solicitó entradas para 66.000 personas (20% de la población) para los partidos del Mundial 2018. pic.twitter.com/GfHakVFDFW- Jaime F. Macias (@Jaimefmacias) February 18, 2018
How can you not like Iceland in the upcoming World Cup? Only 333,000 people, their fans have asked for 66,000 tickets! That is approx. 20% of the nation's population. #Iceland2018 https://t.co/TyxTVimvYk- SoccerFutbolForum (@SocrFutbolForum) February 18, 2018
66,000 Iceland fans have requested tickets for the World Cup, which equates to 20% of their entire population. Class! :flag_is::clap: pic.twitter.com/WQ544tz3AW- Football Away Days (@AwayDays_) February 19, 2018
66,000 Iceland fans have requested tickets for the 2018 World Cup - that equates to 20% of their entire population.- bet365 (@bet365) February 19, 2018
Incredible support. pic.twitter.com/hWgAtI1A6H
Iceland's Ambassador to Russia, Berglind Asgeirsdottir, said the following last week:
"Iceland has qualified for the World Cup for the first time in its history. We are cooperating with the Russian authorities very closely and asking many questions.
"Just think about it: about 20 percent of Iceland's citizens sent requests to get tickets for the World Cup! That is an indication of a great interest. We are proud to be a participant [of the tournament] representing the least populated country in the history of World Cup."
Iceland fans, we salute you!
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