Then again, perhaps avoiding a hangover is a national speciality.
The smallish European side defied the odds to become the smallest country to ever qualify for the global podium with a population of just over 300,000 thanks to their star man, Gylfi Sigurdson.
"Congratulations to the whole Iceland team and to Icelanders", Bunjaki told reporters. We know one thing, regardless of how many wins they can get in Russian Federation, they will be the sentimental favorite for the tournament.
"We appreciate that people want us to do well and we hope we can repay their support in Russian Federation at the World Cup". "The first beer after a party is not the best". A great achievement. We are lucky to have a group of very good players who are very dedicated and they play together as a team. "The success is not an end in itself but a long journey towards a final destination". Regardless of which individual you pick out, the key here is that Iceland as a whole will be in Russian Federation next summer, where they will look to continue what they've started. With 'Strákarnir okkar's qualification at the top position of the group, one of Europe's favorite, Croatia could just manage its place at the second spot at the Group, even after defeating Ukraine 2-0 in Kiev.
After the game against Kosovo, Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said it was a unusual feeling that his team would now be mentioned in the same breath as former World Cup greats. However, an overall team effort, from Icelandic players who started their carrier with a variety of small European clubs, helped the team to mark a place in the history. Gunnarsson himself, though, insisted that qualifying does not represent a miracle; rather, simply mission accomplished.
Serbia qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2010 by beating Georgia 1-0 in Belgrade with a goal by Aleksandar Prijovic's in the 74th minute.
"In my opinion we were in the most hard group, but we decided that we were just going to finish this".