Lars Lagerback

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 Iceland’s Arnor Ingvi Traustason is mobbed by team mates after scoring their historic winner against Austria. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland 2 Austria 1 Iceland, the smallest country to ever grace a major tournament, will face England in the Euro 2016 last-16 after securing a rem(...)

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(...)

Sweden Coach Erik Hamren addresses the press in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

If Erik Hamren fails to repair his own reputation over the next 10 days, then the 58-year-old might at least take some small consolation from the cred(...)

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(...)

Sweden manager Erik Hamren: “One victory might be enough, so the winner between us and Ireland is important. It’s a key game.”  Photo: Getty Images

For four long years Erik Hamren and Sweden have been waiting for a chance to redeem themselves after a disastrous Euro 2012. Unfortunately for them, t(...)

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(...)

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