Why you need to watch Iceland Vs. Croatia Today

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She's So Bright - Why you need to watch Iceland Vs. Croatia Today. Rúrik Gíslason Iceland World Cup Soccer Player. Handsome Nordic.
Rúrik Gíslason, of Iceland’s World Cup Soccer team. Image via @rurikgilason on Instagram.

Iceland is a beautiful country – nay, spectacular, and one I hope to return to many more times. I’m talking about the landscape, of course, but apparently, I should also be talking about the men’s soccer team, who are equally worth driving through a snowstorm in the Westfjords to see. The tiny island of roughly 300,000 inhabitants is not only the smallest country to ever qualify for the World Cup tournament, but also likely one of the best looking group of Nordic men I’ve seen in one place.

So, let me introduce you to the team favorites:

Rúrik Gíslason:


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Ragnar Sigurðsson (with Messi):

Allir sem einn ????

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Alfreð Finnbogason:

?This way if you still believe!

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Birkir Bjarnason:

Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson:

Big day tomorrow ??⚽️?? #fyririsland

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When Iceland played Argentina last week, it didn’t take long for the rest of the world to notice the strikers’ striking good looks (see what I did there?). Specifically, Rúrik Gíslason went from having 30,000 followers on Instagram to over 1 million in a matter of days.

See the benefits of enjoying men’s sports? Now get to watching Iceland play against Croatia at 1 p.m. on Fox, and you can thank me later for the tip.

What sports do you enjoy watching? Share with me in the comments below! And be sure to read the comments in this article about Rúrik Gíslason – they’re hilarious! (“Would Bjork” being one of them).

Image of Rúrik Gíslason courtesy of his Instagram account @rurikgislason.

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