ICELAND BECOMES THE SMALLEST NATION TO QUALIFY FOR RUSSIA 2018

Chukwuemeka Anoh | October 10, 2017
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Iceland 2-0 win over Kosovo was enough for the country of a population of about 335,000 people and density of 3.2km2 (8.3/sq) to qualify for the 2018 world cup in Russia.
Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson both scored as Iceland earned a 2-0 victory against Kosovo on Monday 9th October, 2017 with a record of seven wins, one draw and two defeats.
Gylfi Sigurdsson scored five minutes before half time and also set up the second for Johann Berg Gudmundsson midway through the second half as they completed the campaign in 2017 by winning their final matches.
Iceland’s coach Heimir Hallgrimsson and his team knew a win against Kosovo in group I would secure top spot and guarantee an automatic qualification in world cup next year.
Iceland ranking 131 in FIFA ranking and appeared in last year’s European Championship and reached through to the quarter finals will join a host of nations who has already qualified for a spot in Russia next year.




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