Iceland Reportedly Has Record Birthrate 9 Months After England Win at Euro 2016

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2017

Fans of Iceland celebrate at a public screening of the UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 football match England v Iceland, taking place in France, on June 27, 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland. / AFP / HALLDOR KOLBEINS        (Photo credit should read HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iceland has reportedly had a record number of births nine months on from beating England at UEFA Euro 2016. 

According to Icelandic newspaper Visir (h/t The Independent), the country has had a record-breaking birthrate with epidurals—painkilling injections often administered during childbirth—reaching record numbers over the weekend of March 25 and 26.

Goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson saw Iceland come from behind to beat the Three Lions 2-1 in the round of 16 as the country made a sensational debut at an international tournament.

Per football commentator Juan G. Arango, Gerard Pique suggested Barcelona might enjoy a similar baby-boom after the Catalan giants completed a stunning 6-5 comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League earlier this month:

In December, perhaps we'll see if the people of Barcelona celebrated the victory in the same manner as the Icelanders.

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