The Iceland national football team (Icelandic: Íslenska karlalandsliðið í knattspyrnu) represents Iceland in men’s international football. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland, and have been a FIFA member since 1947 and an UEFA member since 1957. The team’s nickname is Strákarnir okkar, which means Our Boys in Icelandic. The team has enjoyed success in the second half of the 2010s. In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Iceland reached the playoffs before losing to Croatia. Iceland reached its first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, after a qualification campaign which included home and away wins over the Netherlands. After advancing to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, Iceland defeated England in the Round of 16, advancing to the quarter-finals, where they lost to host nation France 5–2. They became the smallest nation by population to ever clinch a FIFA World Cup berth when they qualified for the 2018 tournament on 9 October 2017. They drew with Argentina in their opening match, but nonetheless still went out in the group stage.

Iceland  final squad for world cup, fifa 2022: the Icelandic Football League was founded in 1912.their first international match was played on 29 July 1930, against the Faroe Islands.The first match officially recognised by FIFA took place in on 17th July 1946, in which they lost (0–3) to Denmark. Their first international won was against Finland in 1947.finally it was qualified for the FIFA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 and it was the lowset papulation country who qualified for the world championship ever.

Iceland Team Past History, Previous Appearance & Best Results

  • Association: Knattspyrnusamband islands (KSI)
  • Confederation: UEFA (Europe)
  • Head coach: Heimir Hallgrimsson
  • Captain: Aron Gunnarsson
  • Most caps: Runar Kristinsson (106)
  • Top scorer: Eiour Guojohnsen (26)
  • Nickname(s): Strakarnir okkar (Our Boys)
  • FIFA code: ISL

FIFA ranking

  • Current: 18 Steady (15 March 2018)
  • Highest: 18 (February 2018–present)
  • Lowest: 131 (April–June 2012)

Elo ranking

  • Current: 22 (3 April 2018)
  • Highest: 18 (October 2017)
  • Lowest: 128 (August 1973)

First international

  • Unofficial: Faroe Islands 0–1 Iceland (Faroe Islands; 29 July 1930)[1]Official: Iceland 0–3 Denmark (Reykjavik, Iceland; 17 July 1946)
  • Biggest win: Unofficial: Iceland 9–0 Faroe Islands (Keflavik, Iceland; 10 July 1985)Official: Iceland 5–0 Malta (Reykjavik, Iceland; 27 July 2000)
  • Biggest defeat: Denmark 14–2 Iceland (Copenhagen, Denmark; 23 August 1967)

World Cup

Appearances: 1 (first in 2018)


  • Appearances: 1 (first in 2016)
  • Best result: Quarter-finals, 2016

Iceland FIFA World Cup 2022 Team Squad Roster

S.NO. Player Club
1 rúnar alex rúnarsson OH Leuven
2 Patrik Gunnarsson Viking FK
3 Ingvar Jónsson Víkingur Reykjavík
4 Hördur Magnússon CSKA Moscow
5  Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason Vålerenga
6 Ari Leifsson Strømsgodset
7 Daníel Leó Grétarsson Śląsk Wrocław
8 Atli Barkarson SønderjyskE
9  Alfons Sampsted Bodø/Glimt
10 Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson F.C. Copenhagen
11 Andri Fannar Baldursson F.C. Copenhagen
12 Aron Elís Thrándarson Odense Boldklub
13 Stefán Teitur Thórdarson Silkeborg IF
14 Thórir Jóhann Helgason U.S. Lecce
15 Arnór Sigurdssona Venezia F.C.
16 Birkir Bjarnason Adana Demirspor
17 Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson Aarhus Gymnastikforening
18 Arnór Ingvi Traustason New England Revolution
19 Albert Gudmundsson Genoa C.F.C.
20 Höskuldur Gunnlaugsson Breiðablik
21 Andri Gudjohnsen Real Madrid Castilla
22  Jón Dadi Bödvarsson Bolton Wanderers
23 Sveinn Aron Gudjohnsen IF Elfsborg

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