Archive | October 10, 2017

Iceland become the smallest nation to qualify for World Cup….

Iceland players celebrate

Iceland became the smallest nation to progress to a World Cup after beating Kosovo to win their qualifying group for Russia 2018. The Euro 2016 quarter-finalists¬†have a population of about 335,000. They are the only country to qualify for a World Cup with a population of fewer than one million. Gylfi Sigurdsson and¬†Johann Gudmundsson got the goals on Monday evening. Sigurdsson settled his side’s nerves with a neat finish just before half-time then turned provider for Gudmundsson to ensure victory with a close-range strike. Iceland have won seven of their 10 Group I games in World Cup qualifying.

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