Iceland created history on 9 October 2017 by qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. This is the first time that Iceland qualified for the World Cup.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson scored 2-0 against Kosovo to bag a spot in Group I of UEFA World Cup Qualifying.
With a population of barely 330000, Iceland became the smallest country to clinch a position at the 21st FIFA World Cup. The previous smallest country to have reached the World Cup was Trinidad & Tobago which had a population of 1.3 million.
Meanwhile, Serbia made it to the 2018 World Cup finals to be held in Russia. It scored 1-0 over Georgia to cement its place, ending 8 year of its major final absence in the World Cup.
About 2018 FIFA World Cup
• 21st FIFA World Cup will be held in 2018 in Russia.
• FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial (once in four years) international football tournament.
• This is the first time when Iceland and Panama will be participants.
• The winners of the World Cup 2018 will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.