The small European nation of Iceland made its only appearance at the FIFA World Cup in 2018. In doing so, they became the smallest nation by population to ever clinch a World Cup berth. In their group, they had a draw against Argentina, and losses to Nigeria and Croatia.
- Iceland first participated in World Cup qualification for the 1958 World Cup, finishing last in their group with zero wins and with 26 goals against.
- Alfreð Finnbogason scored the first goal for Iceland in FIFA World Cup history. The only other goal scored in the tournament was by Gylfi Sigurðsson.