Almost 100pc of Iceland tuned into win over England

Iceland players celebrate with their supporters at the end of the Euro 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland. Photo / AP
Iceland players celebrate with their supporters at the end of the Euro 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland. Photo / AP

It's pretty clear what everyone in Iceland will be doing Monday morning (NZT), watching football.

According to Spanish website AS, 99.8 percent of Iceland's TV audience tuned into the nation's stunning 2-1 win over England in the Round of 16 on Tuesday. Iceland has a population of around 323,000, smaller than Christchurch.

It seems hard to believe but if true, it means around 600 people were the only ones in the country who missed the game.

AS reports that a 98.5 percent share of the audience tuned into Iceland's final group game when they upset Austria 2-1 in the final minutes.

27,000 fans have travelled to France for the tournament, around 8 percent of the country's population.

Iceland next face hosts France in the quarter-finals on Monday. The New Zealand TAB has Iceland listed as $5.50 outsiders to advance to the semifinals. They are also paying $21 to reach the final and $41 to win it all.

- NZ Herald

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