Iceland Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Iceland World Cup Squad Photos

If Iceland somehow manages to advance out of a very difficult Group D, expect Hollywood producers to tussle over the film rights—the debutants' story is that good. Iceland, with a population hovering around the 350,000 mark, is the smallest nation to ever appear in a World Cup and it defied all odds by simply qualifying for Russia. The team’s coach, Heimir Hallgrimsson, is a working dentist and only became a full-time soccer coach in the last few years. Adding to the drama, the team’s best players—including Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, captain Aron Gunnarsson, and forward Kolbeinn Sigthorssonn—are all recovering from injuries and may not be ready to play. Despite the challenges, this tight-knit unit is blessed with self-belief and will not be intimidated by its more talented opponents.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Hannes Halldorsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hannes Halldorsson Birkir Saevarsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Birkir Saevarsson Samuel Fridjohnsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Samuel Fridjohnsson

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Albert Gudmundsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Albert Gudmundsson Sverrir Ingason Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Sverrir Ingason Ragnar Sigurdsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ragnar Sigurdsson Johann Gudmundsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Johann Gudmundsson Birkir Bjarnason Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Birkir Bjarnason Bjorn Sigurdarson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Bjorn Sigurdarson Gylfi Sigurdsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Gylfi Sigurdsson Alfred Finnbogason Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Alfred Finnbogason Fredrik Schram Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Fredrik Schram Runar Runarsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Runar Runarsson Kari Arnason Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Kari Arnason Holmar Eyjolfsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Holmar Eyjolfsson Olafur Skulason Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Olafur Skulason Aron Gunnarsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Aron Gunnarsson Hordur Magnusson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hordur Magnusson Rurik Gislason Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Rurik Gislason Emil Hallfredsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Emil Hallfredsson Arnor Traustason Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Arnor Traustason Jon Bodvarsson Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jon Bodvarsson Ari Skulasona Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ari Skulasona



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