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.
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.”
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball achieved a draw, 26-26, against France in the third round of games in qualifying group C in the World Cup in Qatar tonight. In qualifying group D two Icelandic coaches also tied with a score of 30-30.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball beat Algeria 32-24 at the World Cup in Qatar yesterday after a bad start, both in the game against Algeria and in their first game in the World Cup on Saturday when they lost 16-24 against Sweden.
Two Icelandic women, Stefanía Halldórsdóttir and Kristín Ketilsdóttir, participated in a demanding swim last weekend, the fifth ‘International Limit Challenge Race of Crossing Yellow River Qinghai China’ in an altitude of 2.2 km (7,217 feet).
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball drew against Slovenia 32-32 in their final practice game for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar last night.
The Icelandic Handball Association has received an invitation from the organizers of the World Cup in Handball, which takes place in Qatar from January 15 to February 1, to send 20 supporters from Iceland to the competition without cost.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball beat Germany 25-24 in their second friendly in two days in Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík yesterday evening. Germany crushed Iceland in the first game. Both teams are preparing for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
Basketball player Jón Arnór Stefánsson was named Iceland’s Sportsperson of 2014 by the Association of Icelandic Sport Journalists at a special ceremony, broadcast live on RÚV, on Saturday evening. This was the 59th time that the ceremony took place.