The World Cup is just getting underway, but we might already have one of the biggest stories of the tournament in upstart Iceland.

By Andrew Doughty
June 16, 2018

Gummi Ben!

Iceland is the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup but its first-ever goal was met with a not-so-small reaction from legendary announcer Guomundur “Gummi Ben” Benediktsson. Fans back in Reykjavik went ballistic.

The country that keeps on giving

We could have an entire Iceland Hot Clicks. The team goalkeeper—who stopped Messi’s point-blank penalty kick in their 1-1 draw—doubles as a movie director.

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Seems safe

Sign. Me. Up.

He’s still swimming...

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Odds and Ends

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Pure nightmare fuel

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Bull Durham

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Will never cease to amaze me

Peterson can run faster sideways and backward than I can forward.

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