For the first time in Icelandic football history, the men's national team has qualified for a major tournament. After a defeat against Croatia in 2013, denying them the chance of playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Icelandic squad returned in force. Led by veteran Swedish manager Lars Lagerbäck and local trainer Heimir Hallgrímsson, the team revealed their geist by finishing second in their group and securing their position at Euro 2016 in France, with two games left. While at it, they also beat football giants Netherlands twice, both home and away, as well as Turkey and the Czech Republic at home.

Iceland’s Euro 2016 qualifying team features players that have been active and regular players for several major clubs in Europe. Players like Gylfi Sigurðsson, Kolbeinn Sigþórsson and of course, Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen, formerly of Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona.