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Iceland Beats Faroese in Football Friendly

The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat the Faroe Islands 2-0 in a friendly match at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík yesterday evening, in the presence of almost 7,300 spectators.


Kolbeinn scoring his second goal in the game. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Both goals were scored by Kolbeinn Sigþórsson. This was Iceland’s first home game and first victory under the lead of the team’s new coach Lars Lagerbäck from Sweden, who was hired last winter, Morgunblaðið reports.

Yesterday’s game was the team’s last before the preliminary round to the 2014 World Cup begins in two weeks’ time, when Iceland will play a home game against another Nordic neighbor, Norway.

In other sports news, the Icelandic national team in men’s handball will play at the 2013 World Cup in Spain in January. Iceland’s qualifying group will play in Seville and Iceland’s first opponent will be Russia.

The Icelandic handball team has just returned from the London Olympics.

Yesterday, President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson invited all the athletes who competed at the Games on Iceland’s behalf, coaches and others involved, to a reception at his residence, Bessastaðir.

Click here to read more about Iceland’s performance at the London Olympics.


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