Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is a person of many components. The half time dentist turned soccer coach has returned to his hometown of Vestmannaeyjar and is attempting his arms on officiating simply three days after his younger staff exited the world cup in Russia. Hallgrimsson was seen on the centre dealing with kids’s soccer match, a sign that Iceland with a inhabitants of simply 337,780 is working arduous on catch them younger program and shall be placing the expertise earned at their first ever world cup look to good use.

Iceland’s group stage exit was sealed on Tuesday after their defeat by Croatia was adopted by Argentina’s win over Nigeria.

There was to be no repeat of their heroics at Euro 2016 the place they dumped England out within the last-16 earlier than dropping to hosts France on the quarter-final stage.

Regardless of the early exit, Hallgrimsson was stuffed with reward of the efforts of his gamers as they turned the smallest nation to ever qualify for the match.

‘I’m so proud, not simply of the gamers but additionally the workers, the coaching staff, everybody with the FA, I’m in the most effective job on the earth and have excellent folks round me,’ he mentioned.

Hallgrimsson who previous to the world cup had managed largely feminine groups in his hometown, is just not clear what his subsequent dialogue with the FA could be, however revealed that they each agree that the Nation’s outing in Russia is worthy of commendation.

‘We have to sit down and digest what the next step will be, both for the FA and me, but I think we can be proud of this World Cup and I think we have been praised for our performance in this tournament.’

Iceland performed three matches drew one and misplaced two conceding 5 objectives, scoring two.

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