Nearly 3,000 Icelanders are expected to attend Iceland’s World Cup qualifying match against Finland next Saturday, Morgunblaðið reports. The Iceland men’s national football team will face the Finnish team in Tampere, Finland.
Klara Bjartmarz, general manager of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ), told Morgunblaðið that almost 3,000 tickets have been sold and are nearly all sold out. Today is the last day to pick up purchased tickets, and Bjartmarz stated those which are not picked up may be sold again.
Iceland currently shares the top spot in Group I with Croatia, both teams with 13 points. Turkey and Ukraine follow closely behind with 11 points each. Finland has one point.
The Icelandic men’s national basketball team will play in Finland on the same day, against the Polish team, in Helsinki. The Basketball Association of Iceland (KKÍ) expects at least 2,200 Icelanders to attend the match, where Icelandic musicians Sverrir Bergmann, Halldór Fjallabróðir and the band Úlfur Úlfur are scheduled to entertain Icelandic fans in a special “fanzone” before the match.