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Icelandic handball hero, Ólafur Stefánsson, was interviewed by CNN recently. The legend quit playing handball earlier this year and is now a coach for Icelandic handball team, Valur.

Friday, 27 December 2013 16:31
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Goals by Icelandic handball players Alexander Peterson and Stefán Sigurmannsson have been nominated as goal-of-the-month in the German premier handball league or the Handball-Bundesliga.

Friday, 08 November 2013 19:04
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Iceland beat Romania in the 84th and last match of the EHF EURO 2014 qualification and finished at the top in group 6, with 10 points. The game took place in Iceland last night and the final score was 37-27.

Monday, 17 June 2013 09:01
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The Icelandic national team has secured their place in the European Championship in Denmark, by winning Slovenia today. The game was played in Iceland, and the Icelanders won 35-34. The game was very exciting and Alexander Petersson scored the winning goal when only ten seconds were left of the game.

Sunday, 07 April 2013 19:34
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The German handball team Wetzlar broke and terminated today the contract they had with Icelandic National Handball Team player Kári Kristján Kristjánsson after Kári Kristján played with the National team on Wednesday night (when Iceland won). Kári has not played with Wetzlar since he had a back surgery in the end of February.

Friday, 05 April 2013 07:54
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Mr. Markus Mani Michaelsson, former player for the Icelandic national team in handball, is among four people who have been charged with extensive violations of the currency laws, that were supposedly committed in 2009. The four men traded currency for 14 bn ISK ( around 88.5 million EUR at today's exchange rate) over an eight month period.

Sunday, 31 March 2013 03:17
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The Icelandic national team in handball won today against the strong Swedish national team, but the teams met at Austurberg in Iceland. This was the first of two friendly matches between the nations. 

Saturday, 23 March 2013 15:35
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Iceland's participation in the 23rd Men's Handball World Championship 2013 is now over.

Iceland faced France in their final sixteen game tonight. They barely lost 28-30 after a very exciting game. The outcome was not clear until just about 1 minute before the game was out.

Sunday, 20 January 2013 21:15
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Iceland put themselves to the final 16 after beating Qatar just now. The final score was Iceland 39-29 Qatar.

Friday, 18 January 2013 18:47
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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.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 22:47
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