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'FIFA World Cup Has Been Such an Epic Ride' - Iceland National Team

© REUTERS / Toru HanaiSoccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Nigeria vs Iceland - Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia - June 22, 2018 Iceland fans inside the stadium before the match
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Nigeria vs Iceland - Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia - June 22, 2018 Iceland fans inside the stadium before the match - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Icelandic national football team on Wednesday thanked Russia for a "warm welcome" at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

"This FIFA World Cup has been such an epic ride. We left everything, absolutely everything, on the pitch tonight and will go out with our heads held up high. Thank you to the best supporters in the world. Thank you for such a warm welcome," the Football Association of Iceland posted on their official Twitter account.

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Iceland, who were making their first appearance at a FIFA World Cup, failed to qualify for the knockout stage as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia on Tuesday after drawing 1-1 with Argentina and losing 2-0 to Nigeria.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup started on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.

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