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The Icelandic men's handball team brought home silver from the Olympic games in Beijng. They lost the finals against France 28-23. The biggest difference between the two teams was the French goalkeeper, Thierry Omeyer, who is without a doubt the far best goalie in the world and completely closed the goal at times.

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:42

Iceland finished in 5th place

Game over - Iceland finished in 5th place

The men's national handball team lost 33-34 against Hungary in the quarterfinals during the Olympics in London. Last Olympics, in Beijing, they took home the silver. The Icelanders were fighting the whole game, some points under most of the time.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 22:18

Sweden 31-29 Iceland

Iceland played Sweden tonight in a friendly game as preparation for the World Men's Handball Championship. that starts next Friday. Iceland was leading the game to begin with and was 7 goals ahead at some point. Sweden then came back, evened the score and even won the game by two goals.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:25

Preliminary Round starts tomorrow

The 23rd Men's Handball World Championship takes place from the 11th-27th of January 2013 in Spain. The preliminary rounds start tomorrow, but Iceland's first game is on Saturday. There are 4 groups in the prelimenary rounds, each with 6 teams.

Saturday, 12 January 2013 21:45

Lost the first game against Russia

The Russian goalkeeper caused Iceland problems

Icelands first game in the preliminary rounds did not go too well, as we lost 25-30 against Russia. Iceland did poorly to begin within the first half and was soon 5 goals under Russia. Then something clicked and the team managed to catch up and was even, when 5 minutes were left of the first half.  At half time, the Russians were one goal ahead.

Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:34

Hit Asgeir Hallgrimsson in the face

When about 10 minutes were finished of Iceland's game against Chile in the preliminary round at the 2013 Handball Championship in Spain, a player from Chile hit Icelandic shooter, Asgeir Orn Hallgrímsson, in the face.

Sunday, 13 January 2013 17:15

Easy victory against Chile

First points for Iceland

Iceland easily defeated Chile at the 2013 Men's Handball World Championship. Final score was 38-22. The game seemed easy from minute one and coach Aron Kristjansson therefore let some of the younger, less experienced players exert themselves.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 19:30

Iceland won Macedonia

Iceland put an end to Macedonia's dreams

Iceland had a solid victory against Macedonia at the 23rd Men's Handball World Championship. Final score was 23-19.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 22:47

Denmark tought Iceland a lesson

Denmark versus their alter ego

The only two Scandinavian nations at the 23rd Men's Handball World Championship, Iceland and Denmark had their 4th, and second last, match in the preliminary round tonight. The final score was Iceland 28-36 Denmark.

Between both sides there are more similarities than differences. Fast breaks, combination game, fluent and fast attacks and effective wings as a great offensive resource are some of the points in common between both teams. But this time Iceland was somehow off and didn't seem to stand a chance against Denmark's superb offense. Mikkel Hansen and Hand Lindberg hardly ever had a problem scoring through or over the Icelandic defense.

Denmark's shot efficiency was 72% but Iceland's only 57%. Anders Eggert and Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson, both teams' left wings, are the top scorers of Denmark and Iceland, both with 22 goals.

Friday, 18 January 2013 18:47

Iceland won Qatar by 10 points

Iceland put themselves to the final 16 after beating Qatar just now. The final score was Iceland 39-29 Qatar.

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