More than 11,000 Irish have shown their support for Iceland to become part of Ireland. Supporters of the campaign, called County Iceland, are hoping Ireland will have a team at the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.
The Irish national team has already been eliminated but Eoin Conlon, who works at a digital agency, decided to throw his support behind Iceland instead, pri.org reports.
Ireland already has 32 counties but Conlon says, why not make Iceland the 33rd?
“There are only about 320,000 people in Iceland. So if they were a county in Ireland — I’m calling them the 33rd county — it would [be] only the fifth-largest county in Ireland. It’s incredible the success they’ve had. And I hope it continues,” he said.
Iceland plays against Croatia in the first of two playoffs tomorrow.