"Is this all real?": Iceland's players react to beating England

It was a truly historic win for Lars Lagerback's side

BY Adrian Collins 10:13 Tuesday 28 June 2016, 10:13 28 Jun 2016

Image: Nick Potts / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Iceland's fans and players were in dream land on Monday night as they recorded a famous win over England. 

In what may well be the biggest upset in the history of the tournament, Roy Hodgson's side were beaten by the underdogs, whose commanding and calm performance made them worthy winners.

While many had expected Lars Lagerback's side to be heading home on Tuesday morning, a couple of players took to Twitter to share their reactions after a heroic performance.


Is this all real? 🇮🇸 @uefaeuro

A photo posted by Hjörtur Hermannsson (@hjorturhermannsson) on

Likewise, the official account of the Icelandic football association was pretty happy too, but was not about to sit back and be called a minnow by BBC pundit Gary Lineker.

Elsewhere, given the recent Brexit, Polish politician and president of the European Council Donald Tusk couldn't quite help himself after the final whistle, as he tweeted the scoreline, before adding a slight correction.

A number of accounts were also getting tagged into tweets by accident as people wanted to send their congratulations or abuse to players on both sides. Supermarket chain Iceland passed on their good wishes, while comedian and writer Joe Hart, who is not the England goalkeeper, had a rather amusing exchange with George Obsorn, who is not the Chancellor of the Exchequer.


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