Iceland football

Northern European countries oppose biennial World Cup plan

Increasing the number of World Cups would “cannibalize” existing competitions, make European Championships “obsolete” and marginalize women’s tournaments, the federations wrote in a statement.

published on : 16th October 2021

Kylian ​Mbappe cameo helps France avoid shock Iceland defeat at home

France coach Didier Deschamps fielded six of the players that began the World Cup final against Croatia, handing in-form Marseille winger Florian Thauvin his first start

published on : 12th October 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi-led Argentina's hopes of reaching knockouts lifted after Nigeria beats Iceland 2-0

Iceland's defeat was a boost for Lionel Messi's Argentina, who are now back in the mix in Group D and need to beat Nigeria on Tuesday to qualify for the last 16.

published on : 22nd June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson hails 'schoolbook' defending against Lionel Messi's Argentina

The island nation of 330,000 is the smallest ever to qualify for the World Cup finals but emphatically showed again they can mix it with the heavyweights of the game.

published on : 17th June 2018

Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp hopes for more Iceland success at FIFA World Cup

Iceland open their Russia 2018 campaign against Lionel Messi's Argentina in Moscow -- and Klopp will be cheering them on.

published on : 14th June 2018

Lost bag hiccup delays start of Iceland's FIFA World Cup adventure

Iceland needed police help to keep their World Cup plans on track after coach Heimir Hallgrimsson put his bag on the wrong bus.

published on : 10th June 2018

Iceland bring a bit of missing Italy to FIFA World Cup

Iceland will bring a little bit of missing team Italy to the World Cup in Russia as they compete in their first finals wearing a kit supplied by Italian sportswear firm Errea.

published on : 30th May 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: World Cup holds no fears for Iceland, says Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Burnley winger Gudmundsson will be part of Iceland's squad in Russia next month when his country take part in their first World Cup.

published on : 30th May 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson in Qatar for knee treatment

Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson has undergone treatment for a knee injury in Qatar as he fights to be fit for the country's maiden World Cup appearance.

published on : 30th May 2018

Germany top FIFA rankings, India placed at 102

World champions Germany remain top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday as there was no move in the top 10.

published on : 15th February 2018