Croatia’s Ivan Perisic celebrates scoring their second goal during the 2018 World Cup Group D win over Iceland. Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Iceland 1 Croatia 2 For the briefest of moments the Icelandic dream had flickered. Gylfi Sigurdsson had shown the kind of courage that has come to be(...)

Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring Nigeria’s opener against Iceland. Photograph: Kevin C.Cox/Getty

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0 This was a lifeline for Nigeria and, in the wider picture, an injection of hope for Argentina too. It would take a brave punter t(...)

 Hannes Halldorsson of Iceland saves  Lionel Messi’s penalty during the 1-1 draw in Moscow.  Photograph: EPA

Argentina 1 Iceland 1 Sometimes you hit a wall, and Iceland make a bigger wall than most. The trials of Lionel Messi in the national shirt of Argenti(...)

Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty

Iceland (250-1) Who are they? Iceland were one of the stories of the 2016 European Championships, with 10 per cent of the tiny island flocking to Fr(...)

Bayern Munich celebrate Arjen Robben’s late, late winner against Leipzig. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Champions Bayern Munich scored three times inside the last 10 minutes to win 5-4 at RB Leipzig in a free-flowing game, with the Bavarians having secur(...)

Iceland’s Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson scores their first goal from a free kick during the friendly against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Iceland 1 Chris Coleman, you sensed, knew what he was at when he repeatedly referred to last Friday night’s game as “a very Bri(...)

Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson will be a key man for Iceland at Euro 2016. Photograph: Getty

Prospects The odds that Iceland have defied to get this far are pretty astonishing but for reasons that are not entirely clear to anybody not livin(...)

Olympiakos’s pragmatic manager Marco Silva will have his side set up to frustrate Arsenal on Wednesday night. Photograph: Afp

Expect Arsenal to have the ball. Expect Olympiakos not to care. The joke in Greece goes that Olympiakos’s desire to play on the break creates the impr(...)

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina scores an own goal during the Champions League Group F match against Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal 2 Olympiakos 3 Arsenal are on the brink. For the last 15 seasons their participation at the Champions League knock-out phase has felt set in (...)

Real Sociedad were left frustrated after a late Levante penalty denied them a first league away win of the season on Saturday with their inability to (...)

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