10 Oct '17, 8am

Iceland, population 350,000, the same as Jurong, has qualified for World Cup 2018

Iceland, an island with 350,000 people, continues on their magical football run by becoming the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup. This was after they beat Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, Oct. 9, to finish top of Group I. One goal in each half by Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Gudmundsson ensured Iceland won all five of their home matches and clocked up seven wins in the group. They booked a place at their first finals in Russia in 2018. Advertisement Not down to good luck This also proved that Iceland’s run to the 2016 Euro Cup quarter-finals previously was no fluke. During that tournament, they beat traditionally superior teams such as Austria and England. Iceland’s starting lineup in 2017 includes four players based in England’s second tier, two from the English Premier League, one from Italy’s Serie A and one each from the top flights of Denmark, Sweden, Scotland a...

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