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FIFA World Cup 2018: Iceland first-time Qualified for FIFA World Cup



Iceland first-time qualifying for the FIFA World Cup and makes history on 9 October 2017

Iceland created history by qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on 9 October 2017. This is 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 the group of UEFA World Cup qualifying.

Iceland became the smallest country to clinch a position at the 21st FIFA World Cup with a population of barely 330000.

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 years of its major final absence in the 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.


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