Iceland - Iceland


The Iceland national football team represents Iceland in men's international football. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland and has been a FIFA member since 1947 and a UEFA member since 1957.

Head coach: Erik Hamrén

Captain: Aron Gunnarsson

Most caps: Rúnar Kristinsson (104 appearances)

Top scorer: Eiður Guðjohnsen & Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (26 goals)

Home ground: Laugardalsvöllur

The team's nickname is Strákarnir okkar meaning our boys.

The team has enjoyed success in the second half of the 2010s. In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Iceland reached the playoffs before losing to Croatia. Iceland reached its first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, after a qualification campaign that included home and away wins over the Netherlands. After advancing to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, Iceland defeated England in the Round of 16, advancing to the quarter-finals, where they lost to host nation France 5–2. They became the smallest nation by population to ever clinch a FIFA World Cup berth when they qualified for the 2018 tournament on 9 October 2017. They drew with Argentina in their opening match, but nonetheless still went out in the group stage

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