FIFA World Cup debutants Iceland national football team announces their final squad:
Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldorsson (Randers), Runar Runarsson (Nordsshelland), Frederik Schram (Roskilde).
Defenders: Birkir Sevarsson (Valur), Ragnar Sigurdsson, Sverrir Ingason (Rostov), Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), Ari Skulason (Lokeren), Herdur Magnusson (Bristol City), Holmar Eyjolfsson (Levski), Samuel Fridjonsson (Valerenga).
Midfielders: Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Bernley), Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Rurik Gislason (Sandhausen), Arnor Traustason (Malme), Olafur Skulason (Karabukspor).
Forwards: Jon Dadi Bedvarsson (Reading), Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Bjorn Sigurdarson (Rostov), Albert Gudmundsson (PSV).
The squad of Icelanders covers no celebrities and representatives of the leading clubs. Vikings, first of all, have high team spirit and strong wills. On the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France, Iceland became the key discovery of the tournament. Having debuted in the European Championships, the northerners from the first attempt could break through into the quarter-final and get into the eight strongest national teams of the continent. Now Iceland is trying to repeat success already within the World Cup.
The team primary star is the skilled midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson who plays for the English clubs Swansea and Tottenham. Today, Sigurdsson is a player of the Everton Liverpool.
We would like to say that three representatives of the Russian football club Rostov perform for the Iceland national team.