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Iceland become smallest country ever to qualify for FIFA World Cup

Iceland become smallest country ever to qualify for FIFA World Cup

Iceland`s seven wins in the group included all five of their home matches where previous World Cup semi-finalists Croatia and Turkey were among the victims.

Oct 10, 2017, 08:07 AM IST
2018 FIFA World Cup: Six talking-points ahead of this week's European qualifiers

2018 FIFA World Cup: Six talking-points ahead of this week's European qualifiers

Italy`s problems are minor compared to Netherlands who must win away to Belarus on Saturday and then beat Sweden at home, probably by several goals, next Tuesday to have a realistic chance of finishing second in Group A and making the playoffs.

Oct 04, 2017, 08:27 AM IST
Following in mommy's steps: Iceland's first baby born in 1980 gives birth to first one of 2017!

Following in mommy's steps: Iceland's first baby born in 1980 gives birth to first one of 2017!

Katrin was already a mother of two before the latest addition to her family, who now shares her birthday too!

Jan 05, 2017, 12:20 PM IST

Iceland votes in snap election after Panama Papers scandal

 Icelanders voted on Saturday in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form the next government in the wake of the Panama Papers tax-dodging scandal and lingering anger over the 2008 financial meltdown.

Oct 29, 2016, 15:00 PM IST

Iceland votes in snap polls after Panama Papers scandal

Determined to put the Panama Papers scandal and the 2008 bankruptcy behind them, Icelanders will vote on Saturday in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form a new centre-left coalition.

Oct 29, 2016, 09:10 AM IST
Must watch: Mesmerising time-lapse video of Northern Lights in Iceland!

Must watch: Mesmerising time-lapse video of Northern Lights in Iceland!

This sight is seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres and this time around, the occurrence was predicted to take place last Wednesday.

Oct 02, 2016, 22:40 PM IST

Russian bombers flying too close to airliners: Iceland

Iceland complained Monday that Russian air force bombers have been flying too close to civil airliners, the most recent incident involving a flight from Reykjavik.

Sep 27, 2016, 03:03 AM IST

India ranks 143 among 188 countries on health index; Iceland tops list

Despite rapid economic growth, India was ranked 143rd, below Comoros and Ghana," the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance published in the Lancet and launched at a special event at the UN General Assembly in New York said.

Sep 23, 2016, 03:55 AM IST
World Cup Qualifying: England haunted by Iceland loss at Euro 2016 says, Sam Allardyce

World Cup Qualifying: England haunted by Iceland loss at Euro 2016 says, Sam Allardyce

It was their first outing since June`s traumatic 2-1 loss to tiny Iceland in France and with Allardyce retaining many of the same players, he conceded it was likely to have been on their minds.

Sep 06, 2016, 10:29 AM IST
FIFA Rankings out! Here are the top 10 International sides following an eventful Euro 2016

FIFA Rankings out! Here are the top 10 International sides following an eventful Euro 2016

Chris Coleman led Wales jumped 15 places to 11th, two above their arch rivals England who sit at 13.

Jul 14, 2016, 17:42 PM IST
Iceland is world's 'safest' vacation spot – Here’s why

Iceland is world's 'safest' vacation spot – Here’s why

Based on the recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) ranking, the Institute for Economics and Peace charted the world's safest destinations.

Jul 04, 2016, 09:45 AM IST
Euro 2016, QF4 Preview: Hosts France hope giant-killers Iceland reach melting point

Euro 2016, QF4 Preview: Hosts France hope giant-killers Iceland reach melting point

Iceland qualified on back of a stunning 2-1 victory over England, France had to dig deep for a come back 2-1 victory over Norther Ireland.

Jul 03, 2016, 13:35 PM IST
Spine chilling! French swimmer Yannick Agnel promises to swim around the Nordic island if Iceland win Euro 2016

Spine chilling! French swimmer Yannick Agnel promises to swim around the Nordic island if Iceland win Euro 2016

Euro 2016 fever has heavily gripped the tiny North Atlantic nation and 10 percent of their 330,000 population reportedly is in France.

Jun 29, 2016, 19:28 PM IST
ICE vs FRA Preview: Dark Horses Iceland face favorites France in quarter-finals

ICE vs FRA Preview: Dark Horses Iceland face favorites France in quarter-finals

Euro 2016 fever has gripped the tiny Nordic nation and a big chunk of the 330,000 population is in France supporting their team.

Jun 29, 2016, 18:14 PM IST
Euro 2016: Can Iceland emulate Leicester City's fairytale and go all the way?

Euro 2016: Can Iceland emulate Leicester City's fairytale and go all the way?

The smallest nation participating in the tournament now face hosts France, who are also the favorites to go all the way, in the quarter-finals.

Jun 29, 2016, 17:45 PM IST
Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson didn't expect England exit so early in the tournament

Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson didn't expect England exit so early in the tournament

England are due to open their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with an away game against Slovakia on September 4.

Jun 28, 2016, 23:28 PM IST
Video: How Wales's players celebrated rivals England's exit from the Euro 2016. Crazy!

Video: How Wales's players celebrated rivals England's exit from the Euro 2016. Crazy!

How Chris Coleman's side performs in the quarter finals, only time will tell but for certain Roy Hodgson and his team's exit from France is nothing short of a silverware.

Jun 28, 2016, 17:18 PM IST
WATCH: This is how Iceland celebrated victory over England with their fans. Goosebumps!

WATCH: This is how Iceland celebrated victory over England with their fans. Goosebumps!

One one end where England fans were seen booing their own players, the Icelanders certainly showed a great example of how the relationship between fans and players should be.

Jun 28, 2016, 16:47 PM IST
VIDEO: Iceland commentator goes nuts as team shocks England at Euro 2016

VIDEO: Iceland commentator goes nuts as team shocks England at Euro 2016

Benediktsson first grabbed the headlines with his antics during the group phase of the tournament.

Jun 28, 2016, 11:28 AM IST
Roy Hodgson quits as England boss after Iceland humiliation

Roy Hodgson quits as England boss after Iceland humiliation

He added: "I`m sorry it`s had to end this way with another exit from the tournament.

Jun 28, 2016, 02:55 AM IST