Iceland defender Kari Arnason says the team is prepared for a fierce game against Croatia in their last group game on Tuesday at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Iceland are on the brink of an early exit from the tournament after losing 2-0 to Nigeria last Friday at the Volgograd Arena.
The Vikings are third in Group D with one point from two games. They must beat Croatia by at least four unreplied goals in their last group game and hope Nigeria lose or draw against Argentina
“The pressure has always been intense when these two teams have met,” Kari Arnason said during his team’s pre-match conference Sunday morning.
“When circumstances are like that, players push the boundaries and sometimes go over the line. But we’ve only had one red card. And if it’s going to help the team, we’re ready to receive another one.”
Iceland’s encounter with Croatia Tuesday will be the fifth time in four and half years.
Meanwhile, Johann Gudmundsson has resumed training after suffering a calf injury he copped in their 1-1 draw with Argentina.