Gylfi Sigurdsson continues to be a standout performer on both the domestic and international stage and he will need to be on top form at the 2018 World Cup to help Iceland qualify from Group D.
Iceland enjoyed a fantastic campaign at the 2016 European Championships as they finished second in their group, winning once and drawing twice, to set up a last-16 clash against England.
Heimir Hallgrimsson’s had already captured the hearts of the viewers with their impressive run and they caused one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history after beating the Three Lions 2-1 before eventually being ousted by hosts France in the quarter-finals.
Everton midfielder Sigurdsson played a huge role during the event in France and he once again proved his importance to the team during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The 28-year-old scored four goals during qualification, leading his countries scoring charts, and was the anchor of his side throughout the 10 qualifying matches.
Iceland topped their group, finishing ahead of Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey, and they will need to replicate that impressive form after being drawn against Argentina, Nigeria and the Croatians for the 2018 World Cup.
Sigurdsson, who joined the Toffees last summer, struggled to fire during his first few months at Goodison Park but he has rediscovered his best over recent weeks.
The former Swansea City ace has scored four Premier League goals this season and registered the same amount of assists, proving just why Everton splashed a reported £40million on him.
Experience can be absolutely crucial at these big major events and, having also played for Tottenham and Hoffenheim during his career, Sigurdsson’s knowledge of the game and quality will be vital.
Iceland face a tough World Cup opener against Argentina on June 16th and the minnows are massive 10.00 outsiders to win the match, a draw is priced at 4.50 whilst the runners-up from four years ago are firm 1.36 favourites.