Gylfi Sigurdsson, Iceland’s star man may miss the Russia 2018 World Cup after he sustained an injury in Everton’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. The midfielder’s knee was treated during the game but he went on to finish the game.
His club have however said that there are fears he ma have torn his knee ligaments. He is expected to undergo scans today to determine the extent of the injury. That leaves his chances of making it to Russia for Iceland’s first World Cup finals in major doubt. As the nation’s undoubted star player, his absence would be a crushing blow to the team as well as himself.
With a population of just 334,000, Iceland became the smallest nation to ever make it to a World Cup as they topped their qualifying group ahead of Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey. Sigurdsson scored three times in World Cup qualification and has 18 goals in 55 caps for his country. He is by far the highest profile player in the team.
Iceland will hope their star man can return in time for the World Cup as they have been placed in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia.