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 Iceland goalscorer Birkir Bjarnason celebrates with team-mates  Aron Gunnarsson  and Gylfi Sigurdsson beside Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo at the final whistle of the    group F match at Stade Geoffroy Guichard in Saint-Etienne, France. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Cristiano Ronaldo criticised Iceland after the claimed a 1-1 draw against Portugal in their Euro 2016 opener, their first game at a major tournament. (...)

Iceland’s Birkir Bjarnason celebrates after scoring in the Euro 2016 Group F game against Portugal at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters/ Livepic

Portugal 1 Iceland 1 There were five minutes remaining in Saint-Étienne when the old Manchester United team-mates Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo teamed u(...)

Iceland’s remarkable rise to qualification for Euro 2016 has come thanks to a number of factors. Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

In 2009 a group of young Icelandic football coaches travelled to England to study for their Uefa coaching licences. The trip involved a stop at Readin(...)

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(...)

Holland were beaten 1-0 by Iceland in Amsterdam. Photograph: Afp

Iceland moved a step closer to clinching a berth at Euro 2016 after a controversial penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson secured a shock 1-0 victory over 10(...)

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