Iceland Qualifies for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Published on October 11, 2017
Iceland has become the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup after beating Kosovo

  • Iceland has secured its place for first finals in Russia next year as winners of Group I. 
  • The previous smallest country to have reached the finals was Trinidad & Tobago, in 2006
  • Iceland will be one of 32 nations at the World Cup in 2018

World Cup 2018

  • The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, 
  •  It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018
  • This will be the first World Cup with Iceland and Panama as participants. 

About Iceland

  • Iceland is a Nordic island country of Europe located in the North Atlantic Ocean. 
  • It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
  • The capital and largest city are Reykjav√≠k.
  • Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member 

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