The Icelandic national team in men’s basketball are through to next year’s EuroBasket tournament for the first time in the nation’s history despite losing 70-78 to Bosnia and Herzegovina last night.
Iceland beat Great Britain 71-69 in London last night, taking them a step closer to securing a spot in the finals of next year’s EuroBasket tournament for the first time. Great Britain’s third consecutive loss means that they have been eliminated.
Stjarnan from Garðabær, a town outside Reykjavík, lost 3-0 against Inter Milan in Reykjavík last night.
Stjarnan (‘The Star’) from Garðabær, located in the Reykjavík area, plays its first game against Inter Milan tonight for a place in the European League.
The BBC ’s Garth Crooks put Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson in his ‘Team of the Week’ after providing the assist for Korean central midfielder Ki Sung-yueng’s opener and scoring the winning goal for Swansea against Manchester United over the weekend.
Ocean rower Fiann Paul, who holds Icelandic citizenship, recently completed a row across the Indian Ocean, from Australia to Africa, breaking two world records in the process. Fiann also holds two previous world records.
The 41-year-old Icelandic handball coach Dagur Sigurðsson has been hired as the national coach of the German handball team, as announced today.