One of the more interesting stories going on at Euro 2016 is the presence of Iceland, a country with a population of just about 330,000 people. This is the first major tournament that the island nation has every participated in, and supposedly about 30,000 of its residents have made the trip to France to support their team.
Those fans were rewarded for their loyalty on Tuesday in their European championship opener against Portugal. Despite getting roundly outplayed in the first half, Iceland managed to limit Portugal to a single goal. They then got the equalizer in the second half from Birkir Bjarnason, who was wide open at the far post.
Maybe Iceland can prove to be a bit more than just a good story, after all.