Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has joked that Iceland are such a physically strong team, because they ate meat for breakfast as babies.

The small Scandinavian country are making their World Cup debut in Russia and claimed a surprise 1-1 draw with Argentina in their opening Group D match.

Mourinho was very impressed by their performance against the two-time winners.

“Absolutely fantastic also was the commitment, the spirit, the strength [displayed by Iceland].

“I think since they were babies they were eating a lot of meat on breakfast.

“A lot of them were very, very strong and very, very fit and I think the football that they . is perfectly adapted to the way that they are,” Mourinho told RT.

Iceland take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their next game on Friday at the Volgograd Stadium.

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