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  • Argentina need to sort things out

    The Spartak Moscow Arena turned into a theatre of dreams for World Cup debutants Iceland when they held two-time champions Argentina to a 1-1 draw.

  • Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina

    Tiny Iceland made a stunning first-ever World Cup appearance on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a 1-1 draw in a dramatic match where Lionel Messi blew his chance to win it when he had a penalty saved by Hannes Por Halldorsson.

  • Lost bag delays Iceland's Russia adventure

    Iceland need police help to keep their World Cup plans on track after coach Heimir Hallgrimsson put his bag on the wrong bus in a comical start to their debut campaign.

  • Iceland make World Cup history

    Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, while Serbia clinched a spot at next year's finals with a 1-0 win over Georgia.

  • Iceland want more

    Gylfi Sigurdsson has promised Iceland will not be content to bask in the glory of their Euro 2016 heroics having had a taste of the highs and lows of tournament football.

  • England's 'brittle' football psyche exposed again

    In attempting to unpick England's Euro 2016 humiliation by Iceland, captain Wayne Rooney and outgoing manager Roy Hodgson touch upon a common theme: mental readiness.

  • Fans mock as Eng dumped out of Europe twice in a week

    England score an ignominious double on Monday, becoming the first country to be dumped out of Europe twice in a week and in the process losing both its prime minister and national soccer team manager.

  • Iceland fairytale continues

    Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they stunned England 2-1 in their last-16 clash on Monday leading losing manager Roy Hodgson to resign.

  • Iceland shirt sales rocket

    Sales of Iceland's home shirt have risen by an astronomical 1800 per cent on the back of their remarkable Euro 2016 campaign.

  • Late own goal denies Iceland

    An own-goal by Iceland's Birkir Savarsson in the dying seconds rescue a draw for Hungary in a frenetic Euro 2016 clash that keeps both team's hopes alive of a second round berth.

  • Portugal held by gritty Iceland

    Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal are held by European Championship debutants Iceland as the superstar forward failed to score on a night he equalled his country's appearance record.

  • [WATCH] ‘Fast & Furious 8’ shooting clip with cars flying out of building

    Fast & Furious 8, the eighth movie of the franchise, is currently being shot at downtown Cleveland in the US. A video clip of the shooting becomes viral in the internet that shows four cars being catapulted out of a multi-storied car park, ending up in a fiery heap below while other cars race through the fire.

  • Iceland names PM amid Panama fallout

    Iceland's ruling coalition has named Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as the new PM, with early elections to be held in the autumn.

  • Icelandic PM quits over offshore firm

    The prime minister of Iceland resigns - the first major casualty of the Panama Papers leaks which sheds an embarrassing spotlight on the world of offshore finance.

  • Panama Papers: Huge leak reveals elite’s tax havens

    A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth.

  • Dutch dismay at missing Euro 2016

    The Netherlands' miserable European Championship qualifying campaign came to an end with a 3-2 defeat to the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

  • Dutch lose again, Bale carries Wales

    Iceland beat 10-man Netherlands 1-0 on Thursday while Gareth Bale’s header against Cyprus almost guarantees Wales a spot in the next year’s Euro.

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