Iceland

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.

June 16, 2018
June 16, 2018

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.

June 16, 2018
June 16, 2018

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.

June 10, 2018
June 10, 2018

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.

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

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.

July 5, 2016
July 5, 2016

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.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

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.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

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.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

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.

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

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.

June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016

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.