The Iceland Men’s National Handball team went out in style yesterday with a 41-37 victory over Brazil.
Unfortunately, Iceland will not be moving past Group II, where it won a place after its initial seeding into Group D.
Iceland will be leaving this world championship with a total of three victories and two losses, and a total goal difference of +11.
Brazil led the way in the first half of the final match, with the score standing at 22-18 at halftime. However, the Icelanders managed to make up the difference in the final 10 minutes of the game, with Bjarki Már, Janus Daði, and Kristján Örn leading in goals.
In an interview with RÚV, Icelandic Men’s Nation coach Guðmundur Guðmundsson said: “We took a good long look at how we were doing and had to really zero in on the goal and make a comeback with that old Icelandic pride. […] The second half will be remembered for a long time since we won it 23-15. It was really just fantastically well played.”