Leading goal scorers for the Icelandic national soccer team 1946-2022
Iceland at the World Cup
Iceland had failed to qualify for the World Cup on 12 occasions before finally managing it in late 2017. As a result, it became the smallest nation to reach the World Cup, having a population of around 340,000. In their opening game, Iceland drew with Argentina, yet exited the competition after losing to Nigeria and Croatia.
Iceland's opener against Argentina was watched by 44,190 people in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. For the game against Croatia, there were 43,472 attendees, and against Nigeria there were 40,904. The highest attendance for an Iceland game came in 1999, when 78,381 watched Iceland play France in the Stade De France.