Iceland Breaks Record, Becomes Smallest Country To Qualify For World Cup

A 2-0 victory over Kosovo was enough for the nation of some 335,000 people to reach the 2018 finals in Russia, setting a new record in the process
Iceland have secured a spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, becoming the smallest nation by population to ever qualify for the showpiece event.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson scored as Iceland earned a 2-0 victory against Kosovo on Monday, giving the team a record of seven wins, one draw and two defeats — two points clear of Croatia for the top spot in Group I of UEFA World Cup qualifying.
With some 335,000 residents, Iceland easily bested Trinidad & Tobago’s population of 1.3 million in 2006 to become the smallest nation to secure passage to the World Cup finals.
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