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Iceland vs Germany in Reykjavik, January 5, 2015

Qatar World Cup: Denmark Sends Iceland Packing

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.

Team Ginola.

Ginola Iceland Backs Ginola for FIFA President

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.

Iceland vs Germany in Reykjavik, January 5, 2015

Iceland Beats Egypt, on to 16-Team Finals

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.

Iceland vs Germany in Reykjavik, January 5, 2015

Iceland Ties France in Handball World Cup

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.

Iceland vs Germany in handball

Twenty Icelandic Handball Fans Invited to Qatar

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.

Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, captain of the Icelandic handball team.

Iceland Strikes Back, Beats Germany

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.

Iceland vs Poland EHF EURO 2014

Germany Slams Iceland in Handball Friendly

The Icelandic national team in men’s handball lost against Germany 31:24 in a friendly handball game in Reykjavík yesterday. Iceland’s coach Aron Kristjánsson stated a bad period in the second half ruined the game—the score at half time was 11:11.

Snæfell women's basketball team

Snæfell Makes History

This year was a record-breaking year for the Icelandic champions in women’s basketball, Snæfell from Snæfellsnes peninsula. They set an all-time Icelandic record winning 27 of the 28 games they played in the league in 2014.

Skiing on Hlíðarfjall

Ski Resorts Open across Iceland

All the snow which has fallen in Iceland in the past weeks have resulted in ski resorts being able to open across the country. The slopes are being prepared in Hlíðarfjall above Akureyri, North Iceland, and Bláfjöll near Reykjavík and it is hoped that they can open today.

Eiður Smári

Eiður Guðjohnsen Comes Full Circle

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.

Handball complex, Doha

Iceland to Play in 2015 Handball World Cup

The International Handball Federation has granted Iceland a place in the Handball World Cup in Qatar in January after Bahrain withdrew its team from the competition because of a political conflict with the host nation.

Snæfell basketball team

Top Basketball Teams to Play Tonight

The two top teams in women’s basketball in Iceland, Haukur from Hafnarfjörður and Snæfell from Styykishólmur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, will play in Hafnarfjörður at 7:15 pm tonight.

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