Iceland reach first ever World Cup finals

REYKJAVIK — Iceland’s players continued their celebrations deep into the night after sealing a historic place at next year’s football World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Kosovo.

Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who scored the opening goal in Reykjavik, joined his teammates on stage in the city centre to enjoy the moment with thousands of fans.

Johann Gudmundsson sealed the win with a second-half strike, ensuring Iceland will become the smallest country by population to compete at a World Cup when they travel to Russia next summer.

With just 330 000 people living on the island, Iceland...

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