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How Icelandic players’ unique mentality is facilitating success

THE MENTALITY OF ICELANDIC FOOTBALL PLAYERS is something that foreign managers have often addressed. The number of quotes are both varied and numerous in their existence, all praising the attitude and focus on…

Iceland’s growth through its top level footballers

IN RECENT YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN A MAJOR CHANGE in the way Icelandic national team stars ply their trade. A greater number than ever are in overseas leagues, which in turn – often for…

Lars Lagerbäck and Iceland’s managerial revolution

HIRING LARS LAGERBÄCK HAS BEEN A HUGE PART OF ICELAND’S SUCCESS over the last three years according to Freyr Alexandersson, manager of Leiknir and the Icelandic national women’s team. Lagerbäck, and his assistant…

The importance of facilities in player production

THE WEATHER IN ICELAND CAN BE HUGELY UNPREDICTABLE and changes the way training is conducted. The obvious drive in Iceland toward the building of better sporting facilities has altered that reality dramatically.…

How coach education set Iceland up for success

SPAIN, GERMANY AND BELGIUM are countries that the rest of the world have looked to regarding the production of players in recent years. Iceland, however, has started to make similar waves in their…