World Ranking: 34

Best Euros finish: Debutants.

How they qualified: They were one of the biggest surprises of the qualification campaign after finishing second in Group A ahead of Turkey and Netherlands and just behind Czech Republic. Lars Lagerback'S side beat the Dutch twice home and away and also secured impressive victories over Turkey (3-0) and the Czechs at home to become the smallest country to qualify for a European Championship.

Fixtures: Group F - Portugal (14 June), Hungary (18 June), Austria (22 June)

Squad -

Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldorsson, Ogmundur Kristinsson, Ingvar Jonsson

Defenders: Ari Skulason, Hordur Magnússon, Hjortur Hermannsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Birkir Saevarsson, Haukur Heidar Hauksson

Midfielders: Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Theodor Elmar Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Birkir Bjarnason, Johann Gudmundsson, Runar Mar Sigurjonsson

Forwards: Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Eidur Gudjohnsen

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson is one of Iceland's key players Getty

Expectations: No one should underestimate them after being drawn in one of the weakest groups of the tournament alongside Portugal, Austria and Hungary. On paper only Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are better than Netherlands and if they beat the Dutch in the qualification campaign they could enjoy a similar success in France.

Manager: The partnership formed by Lars Lagerback Hand eimir Hallgrímsson has been hailed as one of the driving forces that has propelled a country of 330,000 to the European Championship.

After making his name in Sweden, the experienced Lagerback led his country to Euro 2000, 2004 and 2008, as well as the World Cups in 2002 and 2006. He resigned after failing to replicate the success at the 2010 World Cup. He however guided Nigeria through the South Africa tournament and a year later took over Iceland overhauling the national squad and transforming it into a more professional unit.

Hallgrimsson, who comes with a more modest pedigree, joined him in 2013 to help with the reforms and will take over as the sole manager after the France tournament.

Prediction:Round of 16 –

Iceland's huge investment in football from the grassroots to the elite ranks has similarly paid off. However, the feeling is that there is still a lot to be done in France and having been lucky to have been drawn in Group F, reaching the last 16 seems a more realistic proposition. The first game with Portugal will be a big test but Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson and his teammates have nothing to fear ahead of their encounters with Hungary and Austria. The experience of 37-year-old former Barcelona and Chelsea star could be crucial for success.