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Iceland Euro 2016 match win prompts 2017 baby boom

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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.