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Iceland becomes smallest country to ever qualify for World Cup

Iceland has officially become the smallest country to ever qualify for the World Cup after a 2-0 victory against Kosovo in Reykjavik.


Thomas Miller


Heimir Hallgrimsson has led the Icelandic soccer team to the World Cup finals. Iceland has officially become the smallest country in the population to make the World Cup. The team secured their spot in Russia with a 2-0 win over Kosovo in Reykjavik.

Qualifying for the World Cup is an incredible achievement for Iceland as the population of the country is a mere 335,000. The previous smallest country to reach the World Cup finals was Trinidad & Tobago in 2006 with a population of 1.3 million followed by Northern Ireland 1.85 million.

This is really odd, I don’t know what to say. I mean … Pelé, Maradona, Aron Einar Gunnarsson

The 2018 World Cup is shaping up to be unusual. Argentina is in a position to not qualify, and Egypt has qualified for the first World Cup since 1990.

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