Pele, Maradona and Gunnarsson – Hallgrimsson revels in Iceland success
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson was in disbelief after his team qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Kosovo.
Goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Gudmundsson saw Iceland seal top spot in Group I ahead of Croatia on Monday.
With a population of 330,000, Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Iceland became the smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup.
Hallgrimsson could not hide his delight afterwards, even comparing Cardiff City midfielder Aron Einar Gunnarsson to two all-time greats – Pele and Diego Maradona.
"This is just odd. I don't really know what to say. The mind is all over the place," he said, via RUV.
"I mean... Pele, Maradona and Aron Einar Gunnarsson."
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Iceland finished two points clear of Croatia, who beat Ukraine 2-0 in Kiev on Monday.