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Iceland Beats Spain in Handball, European Hope Lives

The Icelandic national team in women’s handball earned a 21-18 goal victory over Spain, one of the world’s best handball teams, in a home game yesterday evening and therefore still has hope of qualifying for the European Championship’s final round.


Archive photo by Geir Ólafsson.

To qualify, Iceland must win by three goals over Ukraine in an away game on Sunday, Morgunblaðið reports.

In other sport news, Þröstur Þórhallsson became Icelandic champion in chess for the first time after a duel with Bragi Þorfinnsson last night.

The chess players had an equal score after the Icelandic Championship in April and therefore had to play four additional games.

However, they ended with a 2-2 draw and so yesterday Þröstur and Bragi had to play a tiebreaker.

Þröstur earned the right to compete on Iceland’s behalf at the Olympic chess tournament in Istanbul next fall and at the European Championship in Poland in 2013.

Click here to read about the Icelandic men’s team in handball earning the right to compete at the 2012 London Olympics.


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