Iceland will clash with the Netherlands on the green grass of Laugardalsvollur in Reykjavik on Saturday 6th June. The two countries will be competing in the second leg of their qualification battle in Group 9 for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
The Dutch and Icelandic men’s football teams already met in Rotterdam, with Holland winning October’s match 2-0.
Group leaders, the Netherlands will almost certainly be making the trip to South Africa; but third place Iceland still have a chance too and will be pushing their Dutch visitors hard in June.
Dutch tourists in Iceland are always among the most numerous and are already booking in their hundreds to follow their team, at the same time as enjoying Iceland travel in springtime.
Icelandair has added two flights to its daily Amsterdam schedule and increased aircraft size on departures around the time of the game.
It’s a long time since the last Iceland Holland football match took place in Iceland. The two teams were together for Olympic qualifying in 1988 and for European Cup qualifying in 1984. Both Iceland home games in those competitions ended in a draw.
“The Dutch team is really strong, but ‘Our Boys’ have frequently shown how at home they are playing stronger teams on the world stage – especially if the support in the stadium is as powerful as recently,” the Icelandic ticketing website extols.
Dutch football fans are queuing up to visit Iceland just to make some noise to put the Icelanders off!
More details at www.icelandair.com