söndag 9 oktober 2016
"It’s not only Europe. ... We see it from the US, from Asia. I had a Chinese television station interviewing me as a direct result of the level of interest among their people because of the football. What we had from the football was a huge positive impact. It’s an advertisement and image campaign you can’t buy. We were the focus of the world’s media before, but there was notoriety along with the economic crisis in 2008 and when the volcano [Eyjafjallajökull] erupted in 2010."
Näringsminister Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir i The Guardian om fotbollsframgångars betydelse för intresset för Island.