Iceland, Serbia advance to World Cup

England are one of 15 teams to have already qualified for the World Cup

Iceland, who have a population of just over 334,000, are the smallest nation to ever qualify for a World Cup.

Courageous and fearsome in their approach and appearance, Iceland wiped the football world off of their feet with a 2-1 victory over England which send them straight into the quarterfinals.

While Iceland was heavy, heavy favorites against Kosovo nothing is certain in World Cup qualifying.

Former West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson says Iceland's World Cup qualification eclipses their epic journey to Euro 2016 and insists none of the elite teams will want to be paired with them next summer.

Iceland is officially going to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

Fireworks lit the sky in Reykjavik following the final whistle after Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 41st minute opened the scoring and provided the cross for Johann Gudmundsson to score in the second half for an historic victory for the home side.

The result left Iceland ahead of Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey after yet another impressive qualifying campaign.

Antonio Candreva lifted Italy to a 1-0 win over Albania in their final World Cup qualifying game that assures the Azzurri are top seeds for November's play-offs.

Lagerback laid foundations for a European dream which first started with a second place in a Euro 2016 qualifying group behind Czech Republic which saw Iceland grab their first-ever participation at a major global tournament.

Now, the World Cup in Russian Federation will also be graced by the popular northern Europeans and their colourful fans who started a clapping trend at the Euros that is sure to make its mark next year.

Aleksandar Prijović got the only goal 16 minutes from time to clinch top spot in Group D.

Needing a win to grab second place in the group, the home side took control, wasting two great chances around the half-hour mark, with Taras Stepanenko driving a powerful shot outside the post and Yevhen Konoplyanka heading just wide moments later.