Iceland, not so “Cinderella” Russia in the World 2018

Iceland, not so “Cinderella” Russia in the World 2018
Iceland Vikings are not at all an easy team in Russia 2018. Photo: AS

It is a very cold place and a small state, only 331.000 population, which is far from any other European country for more than 900 kilometers of sea. A distance that separates them Norway and Scotland for example. Also a relatively new country, it was in 1944 Denmark when he recognized its independence. It is also a country with an enviable performance and a football team that despite all this, None of them “Cinderella”. We speak as of Iceland, a team that was one of the revelations of Euro 2016.

A team in a few years has gone from never having played an international competition to participate in a European Championship and now in a world where over will debut at one of the classics in these conflicts from World Cup, Argentina. already 2013 They warned when they stayed one step to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil 2014 falling into the play-off against Croatia.

With all its limitations when it comes to make a choice in a country of 331.000 inhabitants where there are more sheep volcanoes and professional footballers, Icelandic Vikings gave a lesson of pride, self-respect and self fulfilling a more than worthy role in the European Championship held in France. Neither they played bad. Argentina would have a serious problem if you think you've won the game before getting off the bus.

Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

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

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