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Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup

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Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup
Iceland became the smallest nation to ever qualify to a World Cup after defeating minors, Kosovo to top their qualifying group for Russia 2018.

The Euro 2016 quarter-finalists, who eliminated England in the last 16, has a population of about 335,000.
Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup
That means that they are the only country to qualify for a World Cup with a population of fewer than one million.
Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup
Goals from Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson and Burnley’s Johann Gudmundsson was enough to hand the little country their Russia 2018 ticket.

Sigurdsson calmed his side’s nerves with a neat finish just before half-time then assisted in Gudmundsson’s goal to ensure victory with a close-range strike.

Iceland have won seven of their 10 Group I games in World Cup qualifying.