Heroes of the Week: World Cup Playoff Hopefuls Iceland on a Quest for History

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalNovember 14, 2013

Iceland are two games away from next year's World Cup. The European minnows face a two-legged playoff against Croatia and stand on the brink of making history.

Should they qualify, Iceland will become the smallest nation—by population—to play in a World Cup.

As per the BBC, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Co. would take the record from Trinidad and Tobago, who played in the 2006 finals.

That's why Iceland are my heroes of the week. Because small is beautiful and we should all get behind them. For a nation of just 320,000 people it would be a remarkable achievement to be in Brazil next summer.