From there the team from the tiny island of just 330,000 people stunned Europe by not only negotiating their group but also upsetting England in the last 16, before going out to hosts France in the quarter-finals.
But he looked back to his best as he captained his country in their pivotal World Cup qualifier against Kosovo last night (October 9).
The Dons defender was on target in Friday's 3-0 win over Turkey, which set up the chance to clinch top spot in Group I following Croatia's draw with Finland.
Former West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson says Iceland's World Cup qualification eclipses their epic journey to Euro 2016 and insists none of the elite teams will want to be paired with them next summer.
Prijovic struck the victor on 74 minutes in Belgrade as Serbia finished top of European qualifying Group D, with the Republic of Ireland heading to the play-offs after a 1-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff.
Elsewhere, Ireland stunned Wales 1-0 to seal a spot in the playoffs. Albert Bunjaki, coach of the Kosovo team beaten 2-0 to secure Iceland's place, lauded the victors as "a great example for small nations like our own", and there was evident disbelief in the immediate aftermath.
Group G was already settled prior to Monday's action and the top two both claimed narrow 1-0 away victories; Spain and Italy defeating Israel and Albania respectively.
It is the second time Serbia have reached the finals as an independent nation, having been knocked in the group stages of the 2010 tournament in South Africa and then missing the next three major soccer events. The victor will take on the team which finishes fourth in the CONCACAF section over two legs for a place in Russian Federation.
According to Box Office Mojo , the long-awaited followup to the 1982 classic only made an estimated $31.5 million. Men over 25 accounted for half the audience, according to PostTrack, with women over 25 making up 27%.
Now, he's insisting on things like more limits on legal immigration and removing protections for unaccompanied minor immigrants. The list was criticised by Mr Chuck Schumer and Ms Nancy Pelosi , the respective Democratic leaders in the Senate and House.
EPA chief Scott Pruitt has fought the Clean Power Plan since he was elected attorney general of Oklahoma. The EPA has not yet determined whether it would create a replacement rule to regulate greenhouse gases.
Odinga said he was not giving up entirely, but that his move was the only way to ensure a free and fair election. The commissioner has tweeted that it will communicate the way forward following the new developments.
Companies attending will also include Balfour Beatty (L:), WPP (L :), Morgan Stanley (N:) and AB Foods (L:), the government said. He added: "The Florence speech demonstrated the scale of the mess the government is making of these negotiations".
The announcement that Feinstein would run was first tweeted Monday by an unverified Twitter account affiliated with Feinstein. Garcetti has repeatedly praised the work of Feinstein, saying he hoped she would run again.
The pro-lifer claims Twitter is censoring her, but the company has said the ad campaign can run without the "body parts" claim. Senate from advertising her campaign announcement video , deeming part of it "inflammatory".
In 2012, Jolie publicly called for Kony's arrest, describing Kony as "an extraordinarily terrible human being". There are no other references to the plan in the 40,000 leaked emails, and Jolie has declined to comment.
Mr Rajoy told Catalan leaders that there is still time to backtrack and avoid Madrid taking over the region's government. Police said 700,000 people joined a pro-independence protest in Barcelona two days after the vote.
And that partially explains why the company announced plans to reduce wait times for certain items down to 30 seconds. And the company reiterated its profit target for the current year, saying earnings would be $4.18 to $4.28 a share.
Starvation caused by Myanmar's military and government restrictions will cause a new wave of Rohingyas escaping to Bangladesh. Mostly Buddhist Myanmar does not recognise the Rohingya as citizens, even though many have lived there for generations.
Joel Embiid OK's five-year, $148M deal with Sixers
This was the logic that Bryan Colangelo's predecessor used when he made a decision to select Embiid at No. 3 overall in 2014. Aside from injuries, Parker has showed talent and potential to be worth similar to what Wiggins and Embiid will receiver.
NIA hit terrorists hard: Rajnath Singh
He hailed the NIA's role in curbing the menace of fake currency which he said acted as oxygen for terrorism. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had succeeded in bringing worldwide community on board on the issue.