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Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir is one of Iceland's most famous football players.

I'll be back!

14 Jun “This sucks, as simple as that. I thought I’d had my share of injuries,” says Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir, one of Iceland's most famous footballers. She suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament and will not be participating in the EURO 2017.

The Icelandic Women's Football Team competes in the EURO 2017 next July.

Football: “One of the best first halves we’ve ever played”

14 Jun “We were full of energy in the first half but relinquished too much in the second half,” says captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir after the team’s loss against Brazil last night.

The team celebrating the winning goal

Important victory for the Icelandic football team yesterday

12 Jun The crowd at the stadium exploded in a frenzy of joy when Hörður Björgvin Magnússon scored a winning goal against Croatia at the last minute of the game last night. Yet again Iceland managed a win against a great football nation.

Gylfi Sigurðsson with his first salmon of the day.

Footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson lands the first salmon in Norðurá river

6 Jun Icelandic football player Gylfi Sigurðsson, a star of the Icelandic National Football team and of Swansea Football Club in Wales, landed the first salmon in Norðurá river last Saturday.

The effect of Icelandic National Team's success on Icelandic society are considerable.

Baby boom in Iceland 9 months after EURO 2016 success

28 Mar Iceland was captivated by the National Men’s Football Team’s success in the EURO 2016. Nine months of the legendary win against England, a record number of babies were born.

Iceland now ranks nr. 20 at FIFA's list.

Iceland never higher on FIFA’s list

9 Feb The Icelandic national men’s football team ranks number 20 in the new FIFA’s World Ranking List and has never been ranked so high before. This is without a doubt thanks to the team’s success in last summer’s EURO 2016.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

View on Iceland: Books, Christmas and Football

17 Dec Once you’ve finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

View on Iceland: Skyr, Trademarks and Football

3 Dec Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

VIDEO: Football Viking chant stars in Chevrolet ad

22 Nov The famous Icelandic "hu" stars in a dramatic and very patriotic ad for Chevrolet featuring fishermen, glaciers, volcanic beaches and a Scottish muscleman.

Croatia push Iceland out of running for World Cup with 2-0 defeat

14 Nov A disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia on Saturday night has pushed Iceland into thrid place overall in qualifying Group I (UEFA) for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir in action.

Who are Iceland’s Euro 2017 group rivals?

10 Nov Tuesday saw the draw for the group stages of the 2017 UEFA Women’s Football Championship, to be held in the Netherlands next year.

View on Iceland: Cuisine, Björk and the Euro 2016 Effect

15 Oct Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Íslensku landsliðsmennirnir fagna marki gegn Tyrkjum.

Is Iceland the new Nordic football superpower?

13 Oct Having long languished towards the bottom of the FIFA world rankings, Iceland have risen 91 places in just five short years – and overtaken all of their larger Nordic neighbours.

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson playing for Iceland against Turkey on Sunday.

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson in Top 50 Premier League players

11 Oct Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson has made it into the ‘50 best players in the Premier League’ list currently being published by the British newspaper The Mirror.

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