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.
Thirty-six-year-old Icelandic professional football player Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen is said to have signed a contract with Bolton Wanderers, who currently competes in the Championship League, the second highest in England. The club is yet to confirm the news.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football lost 1-2 against the Czech Republic in an away game in Plzen yesterday in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers. Having previously beat Turkey, Latvia and The Netherlands, this was Iceland’s first loss in the qualifiers.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football lost 1-3 against Belgium in a friendly away game at the King Bauduoin Stadium in Brussels on Wednesday evening. Some of the team’s key players were benched and newcomers given a chance to shine.
The Icelandic nation team in men’s football continues to climb the FIFA World Ranking and has never been listed higher, now in 28th place between Ecuador and Austria, up by six spots from number 34 last month.
Cheers broke out in the Icelandic locker room after the national men’s team beat The Netherlands 2-0 in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers in Reykjavík on Monday, as seen in this video clip, which is part of a documentary-in-the-making by media presenter Sölvi Tryggvason.
Iceland’s 2-0 win over The Netherlands in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers in Reykjavík last night has garnered significant attention in the international media. The result has been described by the press as a “fiasco” and “humiliating” for The Netherlands.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat Latvia 3-0 in an away game in Riga on Friday in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers. Iceland now shares the top spot in Group A with the Czech Republic, as both teams have scored six points. Iceland plays The Netherlands tonight.
The Icelandic national team in women’s football beat Serbia 9-1 in the 2015 World Cup qualifiers at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík yesterday. It was goalkeeper Þóra Björg Helgadóttir’s last game with the team.
The Icelandic national team in women’s football won against Israel 3:0 at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík in a qualification game for the 2015 Women’s World Cup on Saturday.