THE Green Army has begun to flood into Stockholm ahead of tomorrow night's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Sweden.
The first fans to arrive at Stockholm Airport threw themselves with gusto into the deep snow – despite their thin football jerseys offering little protection against the freezing conditions.
Armed with musical instruments, large green hats and scarves, they are determined to make the most of the occasion and clearly hoping for victory.
By tomorrow, more than 4,000 Irish supporters are expected in the Swedish capital to cheer on the Boys in Green for the crucial match.
On Saturday, many of them will continue the celebrations and take part in Sweden's largest-ever St Patrick's Day parade, which normally attracts about 1,000 expats living in the city.
Last weekend, the Friends Arena, where tomorrow's match will be played, was bathed in green to mark the Irish national saint's day.
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