Top 5: Surprise European Championship Qualifiers
7th September 2015

1. Iceland (Euro 2016)

16th August 2014 - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Swansea City - Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

The Scandinavian nation’s achievement of securing a place in next year’s tournament this weekend with two games to spare is among the most unexpected.

Iceland have been on the rise for a number of years, making it to the play-offs for the 2014 World Cup, but they had never made it to a finals previously.

Six wins from eight group games, including home and away victories over the Netherlands, has helped them to seal their spot at Euro 2016 in France.

Author: james

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