One of the world’s biggest sporting events, the FIFA World Cup, kicked off earlier this week.
But besides Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, there’s another name that’s on everyone’s lips: Iceland.
The team, currently ranked number 22 in the world by FIFA, just made their World Cup debut and fans are falling in love with their backstory.
You see, Iceland has a pretty small population – around 330,000 people – so many of the team’s players actually have other careers, outside of football.
Iceland fans were pretty hype about their first-ever FIFA World Cup goal! pic.twitter.com/z0KAXPH22w
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 2018
Icelandic football manager Heimir Hallgrimsson, 51, may be managing a World Cup-qualified team – but he’s still got a day job.