The Icelandic national team in men’s handball played their last game at the World Cup in Qatar tonight when they were beat by Denmark and their former coach Guðmundur Guðmundsson, 25-30. Iceland will now return home while Denmark moves on to the quarter finals.
In response to French football legend David Ginola’s announcement on January 16 that he intends to run for FIFA presidency, Icelandic football club Ginola released a statement in Ginola’s support last week, encouraging the Icelandic Football Association (KSÍ) to back his candidacy.
The Association of Rangers in Iceland released a statement yesterday condemning the National Energy Authority’s proposal of new power plants within and on the borders of national parks, and close to popular tourist destinations.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball beat Egypt 28-25 tonight in the final round in qualifying group C at the World Cup in Qatar, securing their spot in the 16-team finals. Iceland ended up in third place in the group and Egypt placed fourth, also moving on to the next level.
Geophysicist professor Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson believes that the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands could carry on for months and even though the activity is decreasing it will likely not come to an end until after two months at the earliest.
Two hundred copies of the latest issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are expected to arrive in Iceland next week. The magazine will be sold in bookstore Penninn Eymundsson, probably starting on Tuesday.
Today is Bóndadagur, or Husband’s Day, when wives and girlfriends in Iceland pamper their men. Bóndadagur also marks the beginning of the old Icelandic month of Þorri, during which Þorrablót mid-winter feasts are held across the country.
One of the four purebred Bengal cats that were stolen from the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus, South Iceland, the day before yesterday managed to escape the thief and was found by his owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, yesterday evening. It was the male cat Kiss Me.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball suffered a devastating loss against the Czech Republic in the fourth round at the World Cup in Qatar yesterday evening, 25-36. Iceland’s coach Aron Kristjánsson described his team’s performance as “extremely poor.”