The success of the Icelandic national team at the 2016 European Championships is bearing fruit. Nine months on from Iceland’s victory over England, which saw them proceed to the quarter finals, the country is experiencing a ‘baby boom’.
Doctor sees records set
Icelandic website ‘Visir’ picked up on comments by a local doctor, who stated that last weekend saw the record number of epidural procedures administered to patients.
hehehe dagsins:— Ásgeir Pétur (@asgeirpetur) 27 de marzo de 2017
sett var met í fjölda mænudeyfinga á fæðingarvakt um helgina - níu mánuðum eftir 2-1 sigurinn á Englandi
The city of Barcelona experienced a similar phenomenon in February 2010, nine months after Iniesta’s sumptuous strike sent Barça through to the 2009 Champions League final. Some hospitals in the city registered an increase in up to 50% of births.
Iceland going strong in Russia qualification
Before the match against England, drew with Portugal and Hungary (1-1 on both occasions), and defeated Austria 2-1 in Paris. At the moment, Iceland are in second place in their qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, three points behind leaders Croatia.