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10th Jul 2022

Iceland fans praised for creating incredible atmosphere during Belgium clash

Daniel Brown

Incredible atmosphere at the Manchester City Academy Stadium

Iceland supporters were hailed by fellow spectators and social media users for helping to create an incredible atmosphere for the nation’s Euros clash against Belgium.

Jón Þór Hauksson’s side began their tournament against Belgium at the Manchester City Academy Stadium on Sunday, hoping to make a positive start against Ives Serneels’ team.

While the first half ended goalless, there was still plenty of action for the fans in attendance to enjoy. Iceland missed a chance to take the lead in the first period after Berglind Thorvaldsdottir saw her penalty saved by Belgium’s Nicky Evrard.

However, Iceland did eventually take the lead early in the second half thanks to Berglind Thorvaldsdottir’s smart header.

Away from the pitch, the Icelandics’ fans were praised on social media for playing their part in creating a spectacular atmosphere – which included their iconic ‘thunderclap’.

How did social media react?

One Twitter user said: “the belgium and iceland fans are so lit. love the rival musical talents”.

Another added: “The Iceland fans certainly made an entrance!”

The UEFA Women’s EURO’s official account wrote: “Iceland fans bringing the noise”.

A fourth said: “Iceland fans TOP like always”.

Another stated: “What a day. The Belgian fans have a brass band. The Iceland fans are doing a big war clap.”

This user wrote: “The Iceland fans know how to create an atmosphere. The Belgium fans are giving it a good go as well”.

Portugal produced a stunning comeback against Switzerland on Saturday night, recovering from being two goals down to secure a deserved 2-2 draw against Nils Nielsen’s side in their Euro 2022 match at Leigh Sports Village.

England – who overcame Austria 1-0 in their opening match – will face off against Norway on Monday night, with Sarina Wiegman’s side preparing for a difficult clash against one of the tournament favourites.

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