Iceland’s second World Cup match against Nigeria will take place at 15:00 local time on Friday, prompting many businesses and organizations to close early to watch the game.
The average height of players on Iceland’s World Cup team is 1.85 meters (over 6 feet), making them the tallest team participating in this year’s World Cup.
Iceland’s 23-man football team for the 2018 World Cup was announced yesterday, but wasn’t the squad that many observers had been expecting.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, told journalists that “the World Cup what is important...not the arrival of delegates or official representatives, the important thing is the team matches.”
Icelandic footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson is expected to recover from his knee injury in time for Iceland’s first FIFA World Cup.
A Manchester United scout was sent to Reykjavík for a friendly only to discover that Iceland was playing 5500 miles away in Qatar
Percussion group Stomp incorporated the so-called ‘Viking Clap’ into their performance at The Best FIFA Football Awards last night.
Germany‘s team was thought to be the likely winner, as its team hadn‘t lost a match in World Cup Qualifying since June 1998, with 26 wins in a row prior to this match.
Iceland becomes the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup! Iceland beat Kosovo 2-0 tonight in Reykjavík to secure qualification to the World Cup for the first time!