Iceland

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AN EXTRAORDINARY RATIO

An incredible concentration of talent. Olympic silver medallists in 2008 and bronze medallists at the Euro in 2010, Iceland has made a big splash on the world stage, especially with the introduction of its star, Olafur Stefansson. It has a robust team, supported by an entire nation, whilst being led by outstanding technical experts who have formed a formidable Icelandic school of coaches. Gudmundur Gudmundsson led the national team during the good times and now plies his trade with the Danish men’s team. And let’s not forget the two most popular coaches of the day: Dagur Sigurdsson, voted 2015 Mens’ Coach of the Year, led the German team to the European title in Poland (2016). Thorir Hergeirsson, 2015 Women’s Coach of the Year, is an Olympic World and European Champion with the women’s Norwegian team. Today, Geir Sveinsson has the task of reviving the national team, which has twice recently fallen short of expectations: only 11th place in the 2015 World Championships and 13th in the 2016 Euro Championship.


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With 329,000 inhabitants, the equivalent of the population of Corsica, and about 6,000 graduates, Iceland is the Tom Thumb of the international scene. Despite this, the country performs miracles in sports: not only in handball, but also in football, as proved during its remarkable run in the Euro 2016 in France.

 

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COACH: Geir SVEINSSON (Iceland)

PLAYERS

  • ISL-21-ARNARSSON-ARNAR_FREYR
    Arnar Freyr Arnarsson 14/03/1996 Pivot
  • ISL-07-ATLASON-ARNOR
    Arnor Atlasson 23/07/1984 Left Back
  • ISL-14-GUNNARSSON-ARNOR_ÞOR
    Arnor Thor Gunnarsson 23/10/1987 Right Wing
  • ISL-12-EDVARDSSON-ARON_RAFN
    Aron Rafn Edvardsson 01/09/1989 Goalkeeper
  • ISL-06-HALLGRIMSSON-ASGEIR_ORN
    Asgeir Orn Hallgrimsson 17/02/1984 Left Back
  • ISL-25-ELISSON-BJARKI_MAR
    Bjarki Mar Elisson 16/05/1990 Left Wing
  • ISL-01-GUSTAVSSON-BJORGVIN_PALL
    Bjorgvin Pall Gustavsson 25/05/1985 Goalkeeper
  • ISL-09-SIGURDSSON-GUJON_VALUR
    Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson 08/08/1979 Left Wing
  • ISL-28-HELGASON-GUMUNDUR_HOLMAR
    Gudmundur Holmar Helgason 05/08/1992 Centre Back
  • ISL-27-JONSSON-GUNNAR_STEINN
    Gunnar Steinn Jonsson 04/05/1987 Centre Back
  • ISL-33-SMARASON-JANUS_DADI
    Janus Dadi Smarason 01/01/1995 Centre Back
  • ISL-03-KRISTJANSSON-KARI_KRISTJAN
    Kari Kristjan Kristjansson 28/10/1984 Pivot
  • ISL-13-GUMUNDSSON-OLAFUR_ANDRES
    Olafur Andres Gudmundsson 13/05/1990 Left Back
  • ISL-30-MAGNUSSON-OMAR_INGI
    Omar Ingi Magnusson 12/03/1997 Right Back
  • ISL-05-KARASON-RUNAR
    Runar Karason 24/05/1988 Right Back