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Iceland make it to the 2018 World Cup

Iceland are to make their debut at a World Cup finals next summer, after winning qualification from the group in spectacular fashion.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the opener in capital of Iceland, forty minutes before Johann Gudmundsson added a second.

Iceland are smallest Nation to ever qualify for the World Cup with a population of just 350,000, the previous smallest country to have reached the finals was Trinidad in 2006, with 1.3 million individuals.

Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates after his goal put Iceland into the lead against Kosovo

Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates when his goal place Iceland into the lead against state

Coached by part-time dentist Heimir Hallgrimsson, Iceland finished the Group with twenty two points from their ten games.

Fireworks went off when the last whistle, Monday’s match on a wet Reykjavik night seldom felt like an historic occasion, with the hosts grinding out a routine win against opponents who have a lot of more refined technical ability, however lacked punch.

Ukraine and Republic of Croatia could only manage at 0-0 in the battle for the a play-off spot, once Andrej Kramaric finsihed from a Luka Modric pass.

Andrej Kramaric scored twice as Croatia beat Ukraine 2-0 in an exciting tie in Kiev

Andrej Kramaric scored doubly as European nation beat country 2-0 in associate exciting tie in capital

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