Iceland World Cup Betting Preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

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Aron Gunnarsson Iceland 06222016
Shaun Botteril
The Nordic nation captured hearts when they reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 and now feature on the world's biggest stage for the first time

After not qualifying for any major tournament in their history until two years ago, Iceland have doubled up.

Following their exploits at Euro 2016 - during which they beat England in the Last 16 - Our Boys are now hoping their famous thunder-clap will bring them more success at the World Cup.

2018 World Cup Qualification

Iceland qualified by topping Group I, but it was not until the final match that they secured their place in Russia.

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In fact, they were trailing Croatia on goal difference with two games to spare, but a 1-1 home draw to Finland coupled with a 3-0 win for Iceland in Turkey meant the Nordics held the advantage.

Even though they were hosting Kosovo - who had earned just a single point in their nine matches - it was a tense affair that was settled with a goal either side of halftime for Iceland.

Tournament History

Iceland have never played at the World Cup before, although they did lose to Croatia in the play-offs during qualification for the 2014 iteration.

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2018 World Cup Squad

Hannes Halldorsson Kari Arnason Birkir Bjarnason Jon Dadi Bodvarsson
Frederik Schram Jon Gudni Fjoluson Rurik Gislason Alfred Finnbogason
Runar Runarsson Samuel Fridjonsson Aron Gunnarsson Albert Gudmundsson
  Sverrir Ingason Emil Hallfredsson Johann Gudmundsson
  Hordur Magnusson Gylfi Sigurdsson Bjorn Sigurdarson
  Birkir Saevarsson Olafur Skulason  
  Ari Skulason Arnor Ingvi Traustason  
  Ragnar Sigurdsson    

Latest World Cup odds

Market Price
To win the World Cup 200/1 (201.0)
To make the World Cup final 66/1 (67.0)
To win Group D 11/1 (12.0)
To qualify from Group D 13/5 (2.60)
To be the Top European team 125/1 (126.0)

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