The Icelandic national team in men’s handball is at the top of its qualifying group B with four points after having won its first two games at the World Cup in Sweden, 32-26 against Hungary on Friday and 34-26 against Brazil on Saturday.
The Icelandic handball team giving autographs after winning the bronze at the European Championship in Austria in 2010. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
Iceland plays against Japan tonight and coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson expects a difficult game; the Japanese players are quick and play strong defense out on the field.
“When players are up against teams like Japan they have a tendency to back up but that is very dangerous. Even though they’re fast we have to play firmly against them,” Gudmundsson told mbl.is.
So far, Iceland is on a winning streak, having beat Germany in two friendly games in Reykjavík shortly before the World Cup began.
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