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Gudmundsson creates Clarets history

Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Johann Berg Gudmundsson
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Winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson will create history as the first Claret to appear at a World Cup Finals since 1982.

Gudmundsson is in the Iceland side to face Argentina in their Group D opener at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

The Iceland team to face Argentina

The Iceland team to face Argentina

And he ends a 36-year wait for a Burnley player to start at a finals, since striker Billy Hamilton for Northern Ireland in their 4-1 defeat to France in their final second group stage game at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid.

Hamilton scored twice in the tournament, both in a 2-2 draw with Austria in the second group phase, having had a hand in Gerry Armstrong’s winner over hosts Spain in the first group stage.

Clarets teammate Tommy Cassidy also featured at the tournament.

Gudmundsson spoke about his excitement ahead of his nation’s first World Cup here https://www.burnleyexpress.net/sport/football/clarets/burnley-winger-johann-berg-gudmundsson-set-to-make-history-with-iceland-at-world-cup-1-9204017