Iceland and Wales make history

Islandia y Gales hacen historia
Los vikingos de Islandia no son para nada un equipo fácil . Photo: AS

Last update 15 April, 2024 by Alberto Llopis

Iceland and Wales They will play a European football championship for the first time in their history, to from 2016 to be held in France. Two countries where until not long ago football, It was not a specialty among its population. However, after a big batch of players, both countries will play after coming through the front door, his first major continental competition.

Iceland and Gale, the surprises of the Eurocup 2016

Icelanders and were close to going to Brazil 2014 but they fell in the play-off against Croatia thus leaving the doors of his first major machada. At that time it could not be but two years later, If Iceland has managed to reach Euro 2016. A national team that in just 3 years has gone from not exist for FIFA ranking to climb hundreds of positions and rank among the 20-30 first world.

The cold Icelandic country is now experiencing a bubble with its national team that has players in some of the main leagues in Europe. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), Kolbeinn Sigthor son (Nantes), Birkir Bjarnason (Basel), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City), Johann Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) and former Real Sociedad Alfred Finnbogason (Olympiakos) They are your best players. Some players also will wear the shirt in your country.

The best generation of footballers in the history of Wales

Wales also has the best batch of footballers in its history. After the withdrawal of Ryan Giggs, the end eternal Welsh, British country seems to have found that it is with permission of the Eternal Red Devil, the best player in history. Gareth Bale, He has managed to bring their goals and push Wales to their first major competition. But he is not alone, Welsh has more talent than that provided by players like Ramsey, Ashley Williams, Joe Allen, Ledley, Taylor and Gunter among many other players who play in the Premier League.

Two selections Icelandic and Welsh will not go to the European Championship in France 2016 so ugly as shown in the qualifiers and players who will have the appointment ducklings. Two teams that might give more than a scare and as always, in Colgados we follow closely.

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol


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