Iceland revealed the brand new design for his or her nationwide staff crest in an epic video – which simply occurred to be created by their goalkeeper.
Hannes Thor Halldorsson had a hand in making the clip which detailed the inspiration behind the brand new design in dramatic vogue, whereas additionally evoking the fervour and depth of the proud island nation.
Halldorsson beforehand directed Iceland’s Eurovision entry in 2012 and in addition helped make a Coca-Cola advert earlier than the 2018 World Cup.
The 36-year-old has 69 nationwide caps and even saved a Lionel Messi penalty on the final World Cup!
The video is narrated by Icelandic actress Hera Hlimar and is definite to get your blood pumping and coronary heart racing as you watch it.
“An island far at sea, sustained by forces from deep inside,” she says. ”From the daybreak of time the protectors have watched over the land. With vigilance they stand guard and repel each invasion.”
The 4 quadrants of the crest are made up of the bull, the eagle, the dragon and the large, that are mentioned to be ‘symbols of the unfaltering solidarity and concord of a nation that by no means recoils towards the storm’.
Iceland have not too long ago punched above their weight on the worldwide stage contemplating their comparatively small inhabitants of 364,000.
For comparability, Norway and Finland have populations of greater than 5 million whereas London alone has near 9 million residents!
They managed to achieve the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, famously dumping Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions out of the competitors on a darkish, darkish day for English soccer.
Iceland additionally reached the 2018 World Cup in Russia however did not make it out of their group.
You may watch the video, above…