Iceland's supporters cheer their team ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tiny Iceland makes big impression on World Cup audience

Introducing the world to the Thunderclap,  Iceland's football team has captured global attention before and during this World Cup. The smallest nation by population in the contest, Iceland's dramatic tie with powerhouse Argentina - holding Lionel Messi goalless on 11 tries - electrified the opening matches.

But Iceland is no Johnny-come-lately, having advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 Euros. Here's more about the tiny powerhouse, which faces Nigeria on June 22.

Check out the visual story here.