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Jon Dadi Bodvarsson: 'Playing in World Cup will be surreal'

Bodvarsson: 'World Cup will be surreal'
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Iceland striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson admits that it will be an "unreal" experience to play in the World Cup for his country.

Iceland striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson has admitted that it will be an "unreal" experience to play in the World Cup for his country.

Bodvarsson's side kick off their campaign with a match against Argentina on Saturday, before facing Nigeria and Croatia in their remaining Group D matches.

The striker, who finished as Reading's joint-top scorer last term with 10 goals, said that he "can't wait" to be involved in the tournament.

"I can't wait," the 26-year-old told the Reading Chronicle. "It's been a journey with the national team and to actually be playing on as big a stage as the World Cup is unreal.

"It's a bit surreal really. As a kid I played in this little town called Selfoss and just enjoyed life, imagining things that you'd be in a World Cup tournament or the Euros.

"To be there is a bit surreal, but it'll be a fantastic experience and hopefully we'll do something good."

Iceland prepared for their first World Cup with a 3-2 defeat to Norway and a 2-2 draw with Ghana.

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