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Jon Dadi vs Lionel Messi in Russia!

Iceland learn their opponents in this summer's World Cup Finals

1 December 2017

Let's put this in context, Iceland have achieved something incredible just by securing a spot in Russia.

The sparsely-inhabited volcanic territory is home to a quarter of the number of people as Trinidad and Tobago - the nation which previously held the record for the least populated World Cup finalist.

Of the 54 European countries to have entered this year’s qualifiers, only five are smaller...Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, the Faroe Islands, Andorra and San Marino. Together, they scored just 12 goals between them whilst conceding 176. Iceland finished at the top of Group I - ahead of Croatia, Turkey and the Ukraine!

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Böðvarsson cannot wait for historic World Cup draw!

30 November 2017

And now, alongside former Royals Academy graduate Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson will be hoping to book himself a ticket on the plane to Russia to take part in the World Cup Finals!

At this afternoon's World Cup draw in Moscow, Iceland were drawn from Pot 3 and placed in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria.

If picked, Bodvarsson will kick off his country's World Cup campaign against Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi's Argentina on Saturday 16th June.

They will then take on Nigeria on Friday 22nd June before a final group game against Croatia on Tuesday 26th June - a team they beat to top spot in the qualification for the Finals of course!

Gareth Southgate's England meanwhile have been matched up against Belgium, Panama and Tunisia inf Group G.

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, Egypt.

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark.

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G: Bemlgium, England, Panama, Tunisia

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

 


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