The 21st FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia this year and for the first time, Iceland has qualified for the final stages of the tournament. This summer will go down in history!
Iceland is by far the smallest nation ever to make it to the football World Cup, with a population of just 350,000 people. That’s a similar sized population to the cities of Coventry in England and Honolulu in the USA.
Heimir Hallgrímsson, head coach of the Icelandic national men’s team, is a dentist by trade. He continues to work as such, alongside his football coaching work. He runs a small dental clinic in his hometown of Vestmannaeyjar, the Westman Islands – however, you’ll have trouble getting an appointment in June.