The Icelandic men’s football (soccer) team has drawn a difficult qualifying group for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Iceland has never managed to qualify for a world or European cup finals — despite the fact that its women’s team is currently among the best in Europe.
Iceland is is Group E along with Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Albania and Cyprus. Iceland was grouped among the weakest teams when the groups were drawn yesterday.
Group A: Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, Scotland, Macedonia and Wales.
Group B: Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta.
Group C: Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan.
Group D: Netherlands, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Estonia and Andorra.
Group E: Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Albania, Cyprus and Iceland.
Group F: Portugal, Russia, Israel, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.
Group G: Greece, Slovakia, Bosnia, Lithuania, Latvia and Lichtenstein.
Group H: England, Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and San Marino.
Group I: Spain, France, Belarus, Georgia and Finland.