Our Boys are the smallest nation by population ever to get this far and that is reflected in the Iceland World Cup 2018 odds.
Iceland broke new ground when qualifying for Euro 2016 and made a huge impact in France, both on the field of play and in the stands.
Draws with Portugal and Hungary were followed by a win over Austria, with five points proving enough to progress from their pool.
The Nordic minnows then sprang a huge surprise by beating England in the first knockout round, recovering from conceding an early penalty to prevail in Nice.
Hosts France brought them back down to earth with a bang when romping to a 5-2 quarter-final triumph, but Iceland had already won over plenty of new admirers.
Along with their exploits on the pitch, the Viking Clap produced by their supporters also stole the show during that competition.
There was another upset in qualifying for this tournament, with seven wins from 10 games helping to eclipse Croatia for top spot in Group I.
Although lacking in technical quality, a strong spirit will inspire some positive Iceland World Cup 2018 betting tips and predictions.
Odds correct on date of publication: 21/05/2018
Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is the headline act in this squad and, at 28, he has the experience to make a big impact in Russia.
Four goals and the same number assists was a useful contribution in qualifying and he did not miss a minute of action during that campaign.
There are other proven performers in a competitive midfield department, including captain Aron Gunnarsson, who has helped Cardiff gain promotion to the Premier League.
Burnley’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason of Aston Villa and Udinese’s Emil Hallfredsson add to the strong worth ethic in the engine room.
Evergreen Aberdeen defender Kari Arnason provides stability at the back and there are threats up front, too.
Alfred Finnbogason has had a solid season with Augsburg in Germany, while former Ajax striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson was a star at Euro 2016.
Rank (world): 22
WC appearances: 0
Best effort: N/A
Road to Russia
ISL 2-0 Kosovo
Turkey 0-3 ISL
ISL 2-0 Ukraine
Finland 1-0 ISL
ISL 1-0 Croatia
Kosovo 1-2 ISL
Croatia 2-0 ISL
ISL 2-0 Turkey