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Icelandic fans at Euro 2016.

Season tickets for Iceland 2018 World Cup qualifiers on sale

15 Aug 2016 Season tickets for Iceland’s home qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup go on sale on Wednesday.

View on Iceland: Pirates, Off-Roading and Winter Wonderland

13 Aug 2016 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.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir in Rio.

One of Iceland’s best Olympic results ever

10 Aug 2016 Iceland’s Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir finished sixth in the 100m breaststroke at the Rio 2016 on Monday – one of the best Icelandic Olympic results ever in an individual event.

View on Iceland: Foodie heaven, Cricket and Capital Controls

6 Aug 2016 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.

Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir won the 2016 CrossFit Games and defended her title as the 'World's Fittest Woman'

Katrín Tanja of Iceland wins 2016 CrossFit Games, defends ‘World’s Fittest Woman’ title

25 Jul 2016 Icelandic CrossFit champion Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir won first place in the women’s competition at the 2016 CrossFit Games last night, defending her title as ‘World’s Fittest Woman’.

Annie Mist who won the women's CrossFit Games in 2012 might be Iceland's most famous Icelander.

Iceland's Crossfit women champions more popular than Iceland's men's national football team

23 Jul 2016 Interestingly, the female crossfit champions of Iceland have more followers than the members of the men's national football team who recently enjoyed so much success.

Historic Iceland-England Euro 2016 ball on show in Reykjavik

18 Jul 2016 The National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik exhibited a rather mundane new object this weekend – a football.

Birkir Bjarnason.

Is Iceland’s Bjarnason off to Napoli?

18 Jul 2016 Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason could be on the verge of moving to Italian Serie A giants Napoli, according to Swiss German-language daily newspaper Blick.

The Olympic Stadium for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Meet Team Iceland for Rio 2016!

17 Jul 2016 With less than a month to go to the opening ceremony of 2016 of the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, eight Icelanders have secured the right to represent their country.

Iceland's starting 11 at Euro 2016.

Iceland climb 100 FIFA world ranking places in four years

14 Jul 2016 Iceland’s Euro 2016 success has propelled the men’s national team into the Top 30 best teams in the world, according to the latest FIFA world ranking.

Sigþórsson in action against Hungary.

Iceland’s Sigþórs­son voted ‘Best Player of Euro 2016’

13 Jul 2016 Icelandic striker Kolbeinn Sigþórs­son has been voted ‘Euro 2016 Player of the Tournament’ by readers of Skysports.

Euro 2016 fanzone to return for Iceland’s women in 2017

11 Jul 2016 Organisers pledge the fanzone on Reykjavik’s central Ingólfstorg square will be back this time next year for the nation to cheer on its women at Euro 2017.

Iceland's women have reached the Euro quarter-finals three times.

Iceland’s footballing men paid 460 times more than women

8 Jul 2016 Despite having made the quarter-finals of the UEFA European finals on three occasions – as compared to once for the men – prize money for Iceland’s footballing women is a mere fraction of what the Euro 2016 boys received.

Wonderful scenes last night.

France adopt Iceland’s HÚ Viking clap

8 Jul 2016 In a touching homage to Iceland and its fans, France had a crack last night at Iceland’s now world-famous HÚ Viking clap after their 2-0 semi-final victory over Germany at Euro 2016.

Mesut Özil.

Özil text: “Germany is not Iceland”

7 Jul 2016 German midfielder Mesut Özil has reportedly sent a text message to his French Arsenal team-mate, Laurent Kosielny, warning him that “Germany is not Iceland”.

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