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President Elect Plans to Avoid VIP Zone

Iceland’s President Elect Guðni Th. Jóhannesson plans to attend Sunday’s football match in Paris when the Icelandic men’s national football team meets France in the EURO 2016 quarter-finals. He told CNN he has no intention to sit in the VIP zone, but will instead cheer on our team in the stands, wearing his Icelandic jersey.

“Why would I go in the VIP room and sip Champagne when I can do that anywhere in the world?” he asked CNN.

He spoke of Iceland’s success at the EURO 2016: “Of course, for Iceland as a country, this means a lot. It shows that if you set yourself a goal, work towards it, stick together and have discipline, then anything can happen.”

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