The atmosphere was lively at Ingólfstorg square in Reykjavík yesterday, where an international crowd of hundreds gathered to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia, RÚV reports.
A little rain did not seem to bother the crowd, which followed along with the game enthusiastically. “It’s incredible. There’s a lot of pressure,” said one French viewer during the second half. “We can’t believe that maybe in 20 minutes we’re going to win this World Cup[...] We’re just praying.”
The gathering included a considerable number of Frenchmen, who joyfully celebrated their team’s second-ever World Cup victory, 20 years after the first.
“It’s definitely awesome to be here in Iceland, and to win against Croatia,” said one French fan after the game, adding that he was only eight years old when France won their first World Cup in 1998. “It was really stressful, but really amazing,” said another supporter, before being interrupted by a screaming fan.