“We played in a quarterfinals [at Euro 2016] and mislaid 5-2 opposite France. Maybe a goals were too low?” Hallgrimsson said. “I’m not going to contend we’re going to win a World Cup now, though during slightest we are wakeful of that in a heads. We devise to stay here a tiny bit longer than maybe we did during a Euros.”
Recalling Iceland’s ancestral 2-1 win over England during Euro-2016, a manager said: “If you’re on your good day, we can kick roughly anyone. And we’ve shown it by a years. If we have a good diversion we, during least, have a possibility opposite good football nations.” “The boys have shown that a bigger a event, a some-more focused and trained and improved they play,” he added.
Foresight is essential for a good manager and Hallgrimsson, who was vocalization to RT forward of a FIFA World Cup pull during a Kremlin on Friday, was means to theory one of his team’s rivals during Russia 2018. “Small European nations like Iceland don’t get a possibility to play large nations like Argentina or Brazil,” he complained, with Iceland, eventually, being drawn opposite a tough contingent of Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria.
Hallgrimsson pronounced that Iceland has already comparison a plcae for a bottom during a World Cup, that runs from Jun 14 to Jul 15, 2018, opting for a famous Black Sea review of Geledzhik, not distant from Sochi. “Good weather. Icelanders adore good weather. We stay routinely in cold weather, so we like a warmth. And it’s a good facility,” he said, explaining a choice.
It’s going to be a first-ever World Cup for a tiny island nation, that has a race of only over 300,000. The Icelanders are looking to spend as most time as probable during home during a preparations. “That’s a best duration of a year, June. It’s good to be in Iceland. The players are all personification abroad. So they also like to stay in Iceland. It’s a relaxing cause before a fad in Russia,” a manager said.
As for Iceland’s rivals in accessible matches in a run-up to a World Cup, a nation will be looking for fixtures with African and South American teams. “We’ve played so few games opposite teams from outward Europe. So that was a welfare in a games. Just to play a opposite character of football opponents,” Hallgrimsson said.