Iceland Eliminates Austria In European Soccer Tournament For Iceland, with its population of about 300,000 people, just being in a round of the European Championship was a big deal. It is the smallest country in the tournament ever.
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Iceland Eliminates Austria In European Soccer Tournament

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Iceland Eliminates Austria In European Soccer Tournament

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Iceland Eliminates Austria In European Soccer Tournament

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For Iceland, with its population of about 300,000 people, just being in a round of the European Championship was a big deal. It is the smallest country in the tournament ever.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. For Iceland, with its population of 300,000, just being in the Euro soccer championship was a big deal - smallest country in the tournament ever. So after Iceland scored in the final seconds and dramatically upset Austria, Iceland's announcer - I mean, come on, man. Why you so subdued?

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: (Shouting in foreign language).

GREENE: We'll see if he has his voice back for the game against England on Monday. It's MORNING EDITION.

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