VOLGOGRAD, Russia - Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift.Musa scored two second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland, 2-0, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) and move ...
Jun 23, 2018
MOSCOW - Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday.Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped ...
Jun 16, 2018
BURNLEY, England - Around the turn of the century, when Iceland was a punching bag in European football and its aspiring young players mostly had to settle for gravel fields, Johann Berg Gudmundsson was a fully fledged England supporter when it was time ...
Jun 16, 2018
MOSCOW - Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is excited about a "romantic" World Cup debut against Lionel Messi and Argentina.Then he wants a divorce after his team completes its Group D fixtures against Nigeria and old rival Croatia."We seem to be a ...
Dec 2, 2017
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo, 2-0, at home on Monday.Holding the momentum from its inspiring run to the 2016 European Championship quarterfinals, Iceland topped Europe Group I and advanced automatically ...
Oct 10, 2017
ESKISEHIR, Turkey - Iceland stayed on the path to becoming the smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup after beating Turkey 3-0 on Friday.With Finland surprisingly holding Croatia to 1-1, and Ukraine taking three points from Kosovo after a ...
Oct 7, 2017
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Hordur Magnusson scored a last-minute goal to lead Iceland to a 1-0 victory over Croatia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.With four more games to play, Croatia and Iceland lead Group I with 13 points. ...
Jun 12, 2017
ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia didn't have any fans in its national stadium, but it didn't need their support as two Marcelo Brozovic goals brought a 2-0 win over Iceland, opening up a two-point lead at the top ...
Nov 13, 2016
KRAKOW, Poland - It's a tough life on the road for new FIFA member Kosovo.Sunday's (Monday, Manila time) 3-0 loss to Ukraine in a Group I game staged in Poland meant the Kosovans have conceded nine goals ...
Oct 10, 2016
PFL
OJ Porteria is setting his sights on the bigger stage, either in the US or Europe after announcing his departure from Kaya FC last week.The Filipino-American booter will return to his native Virgina to relax for two weeks, then finish ...
Jul 11, 2016
SAINT-DENIS, France - The Icelandic thunderclap roar proved no match for the sheer talent of France as the hosts finally showed their title credentials at the European Championship on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).A crushing 5-2 victory lined up a semifinal ...
Jul 4, 2016
NICE, France - Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England, 2-1, in the round of 16 on Monday, continuing the astonishing run of the smallest nation at the tournament.England slumped to its most ...
Jun 28, 2016
CHANTILLY, France - Wayne Rooney used to go to major tournaments feeling the weight of a nation on his shoulders."I had to be the one to win us games, to win us tournaments," the England captain said Thursday (Friday, Manila time), opening ...
Jun 24, 2016
SAINT-DENIS, France - A late winning goal. A spot in the knockout stage. The prospect of playing in the round of 16 against England.It just doesn't get better for tiny Iceland.Delivering the feel-good story of the European ...
Jun 23, 2016
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - A goal from Birkir Bjarnason earned Iceland a shock 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Tuesday at the European Championship, the tiny Scandinavian nation's first ever match at a major tournament.Iceland, which ...
Jun 15, 2016
PBA
GILAS Pilipinas failed to sustain its gains as it bowed to Iceland, 86-76, for its third straight loss in the Toyota Four Nations Cup on Saturday night at the Saku Suurhall Arena in Talinn.The nationals held a seven-point lead ...
Aug 23, 2015
PBA
GILAS Pilipinas steps up its preparations for the Fiba Asia Championship as it left for Estonia for a pocket tournament on Monday night.The national team pushed through with their flight after the squad received their visas on Monday afternoon.The Filipino ...
Aug 17, 2015
PBA
GILAS Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin is not underestimating the little-known basketball nations from Europe which the national team will be up against in a pocket tournament in Estonia next week.The Filipino dribblers are set to embark on trip for a ...
Aug 11, 2015
FILIPINO GM Wesley So made the country proud anew as he shared top honors with two others at the conclusion of the 28th Reykjavik Open chess championship Wednesday night at the Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland.The 19-year-old native of ...
Feb 28, 2013
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