Hemir Hallgrímsson is stepping down as coach of the Iceland men’s national football team.
The atmosphere was lively at Ingólfstorg square in Reykjavík yesterday, where an international crowd gathered to watch the World Cup final.
The ski area 25 minutes outside of Reykjavík has been converted into the Skálafell Bike Park for the seventh summer in a row.
Two days after returning from the World Cup, Heimir Hallgrímsson is refereeing at a youth tournament for 10-year-olds.
Two percent of Icelanders work in the sports industry, a higher proportion than anywhere else in Europe.
An interactive app available online helps users understand Team Iceland’s possibilities for advancing to the Round of 16.
Iceland’s second World Cup match against Nigeria will take place at 15:00 local time on Friday, prompting many businesses and organizations to close early to watch the game.
The World Cup has gone smoothly for the most part for an Icelandic police delegation of five officers.
The average height of players on Iceland’s World Cup team is 1.85 meters (over 6 feet), making them the tallest team participating in this year’s World Cup.
Race rules mandate that competitors must finish the race within 150 hours, or just over six straight days. Only fifty runners were invited to participate.
Hannes Þór Halldórsson, the goalkeeper of the Icelandic national football team, directed an ad right before the World Cup, which kicks off on the 14th of June.
The Russian trade embargo on importing food from European countries has complicated Iceland’s preparations for the World Cup.
Over 600 people broke the Belgian record of most people doing a handstand together, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Icelandic Gymnastic Federation.
Iceland’s 23-man football team for the 2018 World Cup was announced yesterday, but wasn’t the squad that many observers had been expecting.