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Iceland draws Kazakhstan in UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries

Iceland through to UEFA Euro 2016

Iceland is through to the UEFA Euro 2016 after the national team in men’s football drew with Kazakhstan 0-0 in the qualifiers at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík this evening. This is the first time that the Icelandic men’s team has secured a spot at a major international tournament.

Surfing off Seltjarnarnes

Aussies Take to Iceland’s Waves

Three Australians—a surfer, a bodyboarder and a kneeboarder—braved the ice-cold Icelandic waters last October for the making of the film No Country for Cold Men. The trailer has just been released.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Icelandic PM Likened to Bournemouth Manager

Of all the managers in the English Premier League, arguably the world’s most popular sporting league, the manager of AFC Bournemouth is most like Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson—at least according to the Washington Post.

Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson Wins UFC Fight

Iceland’s Ultimate Fighting Championship star Gunnar Nelson beat American Brandon Thatch in UFC 189 in Las Vegas last night in under three minutes. “Gunnar Nelson proved points on the feet and the ground, dropping Brandon Thatch with a combination of punches, then sinking in a fight-ending rear-...

Eiður Smári

Like Father Like Sons

All three sons of former football star Eiður Guðjohnsen, who played for FC Barcelona among other teams, are now footballers, according to Eiður’s mother, Ólöf Einarsdóttir, who was interviewed on radio station Bylgjan this morning.

Iceland vs Germany in Reykjavik, January 5, 2015

Icelandic Handball Team Pushes for Euro 2016

While attention has been focused on the Icelandic national football team in recent days, the national handball team is also trying to qualify for the European championships and its win against Israel does not guarantee Iceland a place in Poland next year, as many people had previously thought....

Icelandic football fans

Good Outlook for Iceland-Czech Football Match

The roughly 10,000 ticket holders to tomorrow evening’s Euro 2016 qualifier match between Iceland and the Czech Republic have reason to be optimistic about the weather. Czech players are especially pleased to hear this.

Football game.

Top Striker Quits Club

Pape Mamadou Faye, the striker for Víkingur in Iceland’s top flight of football, the Pepsi League, has unexpectedly quit.

Keflavík International Airport

Strikes Endanger Small States Games

If Icelandic aviation workers do not come to a contract agreement for better pay and conditions before the end of the month, the Games of the Small States of Europe will have to be canceled, as they are supposed to take place in Iceland from June 1.

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