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Iceland, the Country with Fewer Footballers than Indonesia

Iceland, the Country with Fewer Footballers than Indonesia

Quality above quantity. Such is the expression that can describe Iceland soccer

The limited number of human resources does not prevent the Icelanders from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals.

Yes, the number of soccer players in the country of origin of the band Sigur Ros is indeed really minimal.

According to the findings of Siggi Eyjolfsson who has handled the Icelandic women’s squad for seven years, the number of registered footballers there is only 22,100.

This amount is already classified as a lot for countries with small populations like Iceland.

The ratio reached 7.4 percent of some 300,000 residents.

With this ratio, Iceland is able to send a number of representations in the major European leagues.

There is Eidur Gudjohnsen who could strengthen Barcelona, ​​Gylfi Sigurdsson the whiz free-kick Premier League, and Alfred Finnbogason in the German League.

Compare it with Indonesia that in fact a country with a large population.

January 2017, PSSI Chairman Edy Rahmayadi had complained about the number of soccer players in the country.

There are only 67,000 registered footballers from 261 million Indonesians.

That is, the ratio of footballers to the population in Indonesia is only 0.025 percent.

Of these, Indonesia has few representatives abroad, Andik Vermansah in Malaysia and Ezra Walian in the Netherlands.

Learning from it, the large population is not a guarantee of the achievements of a country in football

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Joe Allen Determined to Bring Wales to Russia Next Year

Joe Allen Determined to Bring Wales to Russia Next Year

Midfielder Joe Allen is eager enough to bring the Wales national team to qualify and bring the team to Russia in 2018 World Cup 2018 automatically.

Where, Stoke City midfielder is targeting the maximum points in the remaining two World Cup qualifying games will be held in October mendatnag.

And with a 2-0 win over Moldova over the weekend, Wales have climbed over the Republic of Ireland to be second in the standings, behind Serbia who have topped the standings.

Nevertheless, Chris Coleman’s team are now among the best second-placed delapam, where they will advance into play-offs. And Allen, still optimistic if Wales can seize the Serbian position, which only four points ahead.

“It will not be easy, but we want to get the maximum points, and let’s see what the game will bring us,” Allen told local media.

“The big thing is if we have collected six points from this camp, and the team has the momentum to enter the final round of the fight. It’s hard work, it’s quite frustrating when it’s against moldova. We got all the important goals and kept pressing. “

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