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Jón Daði is off to the World Cup!

Striker selected for Iceland squad in Russia

11 May 2018

Our very own Jón Daði Böðvarsson has been selected to represent Iceland at the World Cup in June!

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It'll be Iceland's first ever time at the tournament, having got through a tough qualifying group to make it to the World Cup which will be held in Russia this time around.

They've been drawn into a tricky group as well, alongside two-time winners and 2014 runners-up Argentina, a talented Croatia side and World Cup stalwarts, Nigeria.

Following their incredible run in Euro 2016, Böðvarsson and his team-mates will be hoping to enjoy their time over in Russia, followed by their incredibly vocal support, and give their utmost to get out of their group and into the knockout stages.

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9 May 2018

We caught up with the Royals' striker just before the season finished, giving us his thoughts on the excitement surrounding the tournament and the challenge that lies ahead.

"I can't wait!" He said on iFollow. "It's been a journey with the national team, to actually be playing on as big a stage as the World Cup is unreal.

"It's a bit surreal really, as a kid I was playing in this little town called Selfoss and just enjoying life, imagining things that you'd be in a World Cup tournament or Euros.

"To be there is a bit surreal but it'll be a fantastic experience and hopefully we'll do something good there.

"We have quite a tough group to be fair! It'll be a tough task for the team but you want to play those games, it'll be a good experience for the team and hopefully, you never know, maybe we'll do better than the Euros!

"It's very exciting, we've mainly played against European teams so to play against different continents is exciting.

“The country just can’t wait, there’s very big excitement in the air and everybody’s looking forward to it. A lot of people are also travelling to Russia for the World Cup so there’s World Cup fever in Iceland right now!”

Everyone involved at Reading FC will be backing Jón Daði every step of the way throughout the tournament in Russia, as well as former Royal, Gylfi Sigurðsson!

Iceland start their World Cup against Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and co when they take on Argentina on Saturday 16th June, 2pm kick-off.


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