ICELAND-AUSTRIA PREVIEW: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF SMITING - The Reykjavik Grapevine

ICELAND-AUSTRIA PREVIEW: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF SMITING

ICELAND-AUSTRIA PREVIEW: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF SMITING

Published June 21, 2016

After Iceland’s huge landslide 1-1 victory against Portugal and a historic, hard-fought 2-0 draw with themselves against Hungary, next on the smiting list are the yodelling hill-folk of Austria.

Opposition research has commenced.

We got an exclusive look at the Iceland team strategy memo.

A vision!

Omens update: they could be interpreted either way, but they are powerful.

The land is coming to life.

Even the ogres are marshalling.

People have been speculating on a formation change.

The Iceland fans’ chant has been leaving viewers “terrified,” says The Independent newspaper.

Speaking of the UK, you can hear us talking about smiting tomorrow on BBC 5 Live, at around 3:40pm GMT.

Will #ICELANDSMITES trend on match day?

Our post-game drink, no matter what the result: #RonaldoTears.

You can follow our running Euro 2016 chat, pre-game and live commentary of the total and definitive destruction of the Austrians and the embarrassing exit of Portugal on our Twitter feed.

Also read: Match Review—Iceland win 1-1 against Portugal.

Also read: “Why Now?” Iceland’s Football Insiders On The Icelandic Game.

Also read: Football On The Edge Of The World—An In-Depth Look At Icelandic Football


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