The Icelandic men's national team has qualified for the 2018 World Cup

|December 1, 2017
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There are no real words to explain the happiness that surrounds the amazing fact the Icelandic men's national team has qualified for the 2018 World Cup. When we qualified for the Euro Cup we thought we couldn't get higher.


That was the dream and no one had even imagined putting the bar this high. But after Euro our spirits were high and our expectations as well. Now THERE IS NO STOPPING THE ICELANDIC NATIONAL TEAM!

Sigurdsson footbal player of Iceland

Photo from Fifa Cup Facebook page

The feeling when Iceland beat Kosovo 2-0 at Laugardalsvöllur was indescribable. This was the first time ever that such small national had qualified for the World Cup breaking the old record by a cool million. Iceland finished 1st in Group 1 which was not an easy group to beat including teams like Turkey, Finland, Kosovo, Ukraine, and Croatia but the Icelandic team knew that this win was needed and was willing and able to do whatever it took.

Iceland national football team player

Photo from KSI Facebook page

Many might have first thought about visiting Iceland after noticing Icelanders through the Euro tournament, our victories, and our famous Viking Clap but our captain Aron Einar Gunnarsson lead this breathtaking chant giving even the toughest souls goosebumps down to your toes. This time that chant will be on the biggest stage yet – The World Cup!

But first, let’s take a step down memory lane…

More Fun facts about the National team

Watching the boys play fills our heart with national pride and shows the truest nature of Icelanders. We are tough, we are willing and we will do what it takes!

Now on to the World Cup in Russia 2018

What we know now (18th of June 2018):

We will be in group D the same as
Argentina, Nigeria, and Croatia

The match schedule will be as following:

First game:
Iceland vs.  Argentina in Moskva 16th of June 2018 – Ended 1-1.

Second game:
Iceland vs. Nigeria in Volgograd on the 22nd of June.

Third game:
Iceland vs. Croatia on in Rostov-on-Don on the 26th of June.

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