Iceland: World Soccer Powerhouse


The smallest nation in Europe is rocking the soccer world.

First, it was Iceland stunning Austria to qualify for the single-elimination knockout phase of tournament with a last second 2-1 win.

Yesterday, it was another 2-1 victory, this time over England, a national side that hasn’t won a major competition since the 1966 World Cup that they hosted, but still considered a world power.

I took a look at the FIFA ratings of national teams after the game. Iceland is now 34th. I dare say they are going to move up after beating England. They face France in the quarterfinals over the weekend.


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