Iceland's bit of magic

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam Nadawa, Nasinu | Thursday, October 12, 2017
Iceland created history by becoming the smallest country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup soccer in Russia.

Iceland thumped Kosovo 2-0 to book a spot in the WC as winners of Group I.

After success in the qualifying rounds, Iceland proved that their appearance in the 2016 European Championship quarter-final was no fluke.

In 2016 the soccer minnows had wins over Austria and England. Reaching the WC in Russia is an achievement for Iceland considering that it has a population of about 350,000.

Iceland finished the qualifying rounds with 22 points. Congratulations to Iceland for making it to the WC.

While Iceland is celebrating qualification to the WC, in Fiji fans are being entertained at Churchill Park.

Ba fans had the last laugh as the giants of Fiji soccer thrashed the Babasiga Lions 3-0.

They did all their talking on the field and have become serious contenders for the IDC crown.

I guess it is back to the drawing board for the northerners, whose chances of qualifying for the semi-final hangs on luck and performance.

Those supporting Ba were full of smiles.

On the other hand, I must commend Tavua for holding the Jetsetters to a nil all draw.

The boys from the Goldmining Town deserve accolades for their delivery on the field.

The senior grade results look interesting as Savusavu, Nadroga and Navua look to cement their places in the semis.

While we are enjoying the Courts IDC let's take cue from Iceland and hope that come the 2022 WC soccer, we will not come up with excuses for not qualifying. Cheers!

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