2018 W/Cup: Iceland Preparing To Shock Nigeria, Others
Still basking in their shocking success at the Euro 2016 tournament, Iceland is preparing to do a repeat when the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in June.
Iceland did not lose any of their Group F matches until they met host France in the knockout phase of the 2016 European Championship.
With Nigeria, Argentina and Croatia in the same Group D for the Russia World Cup, Iceland Football Association President Guðni Bergsson is confident his team can brush off his group opponents and make it to the Round of 16.
“Getting into the World Cup is one of the most important events in the history of the whole of Iceland,” Bergsson told Russian News Agency TASS.
“We have a rather complicated group, but two years ago we already surprised the whole football community with a performance at the European Championships in France, and now we are ready to repeat.
“I cannot imagine how far our team will go in the World Cup, but I can say with certainty that those players who will go to Russia will play with the heart and with all their heart.”
Iceland will begin their World Cup campaign on June 16 against Argentina at the Otkrite Arena before facing Nigeria on June 22 at the Volgograd Arena and Croatia on June 26 in Rostov-on-Don.
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