Iceland Euro 2016 match win prompts 2017 baby boom

It wasn't just at the match that Iceland fans apparently celebrated their nation team's historic victory over England (File Photo: Reuters)

For many Icelanders, the night their nation’s team beat England in Euro 2016 will be one they will never forget – you only have to go to the maternity wards to find out why.

According to local newspaper Visir there has been a record number of births in Iceland – nine months after the monumental match.

For the 300,000-strong population of the Nordic nation, the chance to see their team topple the creators of the beautiful game in a major tournament was probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Judging by the sudden increase in the number of births nine-months after the historic 2-1 win, it would seem that quite a few carried on with their celebrations long after the stadium had cleared.

And on the weekend of March 25-26 Iceland saw the highest amount of epidurals, ever administered in Icelandic hospitals. Who knows what will happen to Iceland’s population if they make it into the 2018 World Cup finals.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50