Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Norway vs Iceland

Iceland are ready for the "most important game" in their history when they visit Norway in World Cup qualifying Group E on Tuesday.

The Nordic nation, who have never reached a major tournament, would seal a play-off place with victory in Oslo.

A draw or defeat would be enough as long as Slovenia do not better their result when they face Switzerland.

Cardiff captain Aron Gunnarsson reckons Iceland face "the most important game we have ever played" in Norway Today.

Iceland have never qualified for the World Cup but will make the playoffs with victory in Oslo - or if they get better result than third-placed Slovenia at Group E winners Switzerland.

"We are young and do not scare easily," insisted Gunnarsson.

"We have already put pressure on ourselves and now we just have to handle it. We have Norway, which will be the most important game we have ever played.

"The Norwegians will not give us anything, like we wouldn't give them anything.

"They have nothing to lose so they might play well, but we just have to think about our game, stay cool and everything will be OK."

Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson told FIFA.com "Now this is all about what we do. We do not expect any favours from Switzerland, and it is great to go and have a shot at the play-offs.

"That has been our goal for the whole competition, but now we have to get down to work and be ready for Norway."

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