The Wales football team is going to play a friendly fixture against Iceland in March. That game will take place at Cardiff.
Although Wales will be playing in front of their home crowd in that game, but, things will not be easy for them and that’s because Iceland is not a weak team by any means.
Iceland is blessed with some wonderful players. They have gone from strength to strength in the recent past. Their performance in the recently finished World Cup qualifiers was brilliant. They had gone very close to securing a place in the finals. So, they would certainly be giving Wales a run for their money.
Wales and Iceland don’t play against each other too often. The last match between these two sides had taken place more than 5 years back in 2008. That was also a friendly fixture and Wales had won it by a close margin of 1-0 courtesy the goal of Ched Evans who was playing his first match at international level.
If we compare the positions of these two teams in the FIFA rankings, there is not a big difference. Wales is at no. 56, while, Iceland is a bit higher than them i.e. at no. 49.
The Wales boss Chris Coleman knows that Iceland is not a bad side and talking to the reporters yesterday, he admitted that defeating them would not be easy for his team.
Coleman said, “Iceland was not too far away from making it to the World Cup finals and that suggests that they have been playing very well of late. So, I think it would be a close contest.”
“The good thing for us is that if we defeat them, we will move up in the FIFA world rankings.”