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Iceland’s head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson smiles as he speaks to the media after a training session at Olimp Stadium in Kabardinka. Photograph: Getty Images

Less than a week after Iceland had finally packed up and left Annecy, Heimir Hallgrímsson went back. The Alpine town had been a blissful setting from (...)

The 2018 World Cup could prove to be Lionel Messi’s defining tournament. Photograph:  Agustin Marcarian/Getty

Argentina - 9-1 Croatia - 44-1 Nigeria - 200-1 Iceland - 200-1 The Contenders Argentina might be the clear favourites, but Group D is a potentially (...)

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(...)

Iceland’s national team football players and coaching staff celebrate with fans at Ingolfstorg square in the centre of Reykjavik. Photograph: Halldor Kolbein/AFP /Getty Images

Amid the flurry of bodies there was, fleetingly, a moment when Gylfi Sigurdsson just wanted to take it all in. Three hours had passed since full-time(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo inspired his Portugal side to the final. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland: The fact Iceland were at the championships was one of the stories of the tournament. The fact they reached the quarter-finals and knocked ou(...)

Wales’ players celebrate at the end of their Euro 2016 quarter-final defeat of Belgium at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille on Friday. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty.

Having clearly spent their money well in their country’s good times, the Icelandic FA will now get another chance to invest in the future of football (...)

France’s Olivier Giroud scores the fifth goal against Iceland in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash. Photo: Charles Platiau /Reuters

France 5 Iceland 2 The dreams of Icelanders and neutrals everywhere finally died in a somewhat brutal fashion in this quarter-final with the hosts (...)

Iceland players during training ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash with France. Photo: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Host nations are invariably happier places while their team is still involved in whatever tournament is on so rooting for them can become a default se(...)

Birkir Saevarsson celebrates after Iceland beat England in the last 16 of the European Championships. Photo: EPA

In the small fishing village of Bolungarvik in the western fjords of Iceland, a story is told of a man who ran so far and so fast that he broke a trea(...)

Iceland’s players celebrate their team’s win with supporters after the victory over England. Photograph: Getty Images

An hour after Robbie Brady’s goal against Italy, I bumped into an English journalist in the stadium media centre in Lille. “I don’t think I’ve ever h(...)

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