Thirty people entourage from one family for Iceland vs. Belgium

There is quite an entourage from Guðrún Arnardóttit's family, or …

There is quite an entourage from Guðrún Arnardóttit's family, or over 30 people,mostly from her father's side. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

"The excitement is growing," said Ingibjörg María Guðmundsdóttir and Örn Torfason, the parents of Guðrún Arnardóttir who is a defender on the Icelandic National Women's team in football. The parents were talking to a sports' journalist from mbl.is at the Fanzone of the Icelandic team at the Piccadilly Gardens in the center of Manchester today.

Guðrún Arnardóttir has played19 A-national games for Iceland.

Guðrún Arnardóttir has played19 A-national games for Iceland. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

The Icelandic team is playing against Belgium in their first game in Group D of the UEFA Women's EURO at Manchester City Academy Stadium at 5 PM local time, which is 4 PM today Icelandic time. A huge entourage of Icelanders are already at the Fanzone heating up for the game.

Kári Jónsson, who is on the National team of Iceland …

Kári Jónsson, who is on the National team of Iceland in basketball,with his girlfriend, Dýrfinna Arnardóttir, who is the sister of Guðrún Arnardóttir. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Didn't sleep a wink

"Some people are talking nonsense, others talk even more nonsense and then there are those who just talk plain rubbish," says Torfason jokingly when asked about the quote from his son in law, Kári Jónsson, who is on the Icelandic national team in basketball, when he said that Torfason had not slept a wink all night.

"I am so excited I have butterflies in my stomach and I really don´t know if this is anxiety or excitement," says Guðmundsdóttir, the mother of Guðrún Arnardóttir.

Life is football

There are over 30 family members of Guðrún Arnardóttir going to see the game in Manchester. When this was written, 18 of them were already on the premises but the rest was flying in.

The family is very supportive and it doesn't hurt that …

The family is very supportive and it doesn't hurt that they are great football fans. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

"We are a football family, especially on the father's side of the family, and we support Guðrún all the way. We are just like this and we always have been. I think there are some people here also from the mother's side of the family, but mostly it is the father's family," says the mother.

"Life is football, that is just the way it is. I think Iceland will win 2:1, but Guðrún might not score a goal today. She will, however, score a goal in the next game against Italy, I am absolutely certain about that," concludes her father happily.

Here is a little clip from UEFA.com, with a preview and thoughts about Iceland vs. Belgium today.

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