When Barcelona registered their epic 6-1 victory against PSG at Camp Nou earlier in the month, Pique said hospitals should hire more midwives. We thought it was a joke, but Iceland proved football happiest moments do increases country’s birth rate. One of Iceland’s native doctor of a clinic tweeted two days back “set a record for the number of epidurals. In the maternity duty this weekend – nine months after the 2-1 win over England.”
It’s not a national data to put a stamp on it, but similar cases have been noticed in past. The ecstasy of a football match victory do leads to lovemaking in after party carnival, and baby boom is natural. Germany’s birth rate soared nearly 30% nine months after hosting the World Cup in 2006, Spain’s birth rate rose 16% in Catalonia when Barcelona won Champions League in 2009.
sett var met í fjölda mænudeyfinga á fæðingarvakt um helgina – níu mánuðum eftir 2-1 sigurinn á Englandi
— Ásgeir Pétur (@asgeirpetur) March 27, 2017
A BMG report reported in Science Daily says, “human emotions on a large scale can profoundly affect demographic swings in populations” and “could contribute to a better understanding of human behaviour, improve healthcare planning, and even aid government policy makers in stimulating or reducing birth rates.”
Iceland, Nordic Island nation boasts only 300,000 people as their native, but they managed to defeat the inventor of football. They defeated England, played a 1-1 draw against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, and reaches to last eight of Euro 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo also labeled them as small mentality team, which earns him rage reviews. Now, Iceland is ready to hit back on Ballon d’or winner. They are pumped with their baby boom, and they are having a good campaign in European World Cup Qualifier Group I. They sit at second on points table with their 10 points, and they can make through in Russia 2018. At current scenario, they are eligible for second round through eight second placed teams who will qualify for second round, and if they win their playoff in second round, Russia will come calling.
It earned them a heroes’ welcome at home in capital Reykjavik. Thousands of fans gave them “Icelandic thunder clap.” respect outside the airport. Now, nine months later, Asgeir Petur Thorvaldsson, a doctor in the anaesthesiology department at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, came up with the good news. It might be because with their 300,000 people they reach last eight of Euro Cup, if they’ll have more children playing football, they can play in World Cup.