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Sif Atladóttir interview (Part Two): Through the fire, for Ísland – Back to the chorus and beyond for the warrior dóttir

Kristianstads DFF

 

The sight of Sif Atladóttir cannoning long throws at one end before racing to halt the opposition at the other for Iceland in Euro 2017 would easily convince most that she had enjoyed years of uninterrupted top-level competition. In reality, the unflinching, athletic defender had completed an arduous climb to even be there this summer, though the rhythm driving the mother-of-one and eternal locker-room hotstepper is only gathering pace now. Read more →

Sif Atladóttir interview (Part One): Iceland’s steady rock roaring beneath the thunder’s rumble

Knattspyrnusamband Íslands

 

Spotlight has been shone from countless directions upon Iceland’s respective national teams in recent times, although the intimate Nordic nation’s international footballing progress is no overnight story. The UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 was the third major tournament for the ‘dóttirs’ and for their defender Sif Atladóttir, an individual who personifies the patriotic valour and vibrancy on which her team runs. Read more →

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir interview: A ‘Sunshine State’ of mind for Bayern’s Star-Spangled Icelander

 

Icelandic international Dagný Brynjarsdóttir had become one of the most coveted players in the college game en route to winning the 2014 National Championship with Florida State, and the current FC Bayern Munich midfielder has some partially tuneful reminders of just why her four years in the U.S. meant so much. Read more →

Gretar Steinsson interview: A summer jam from the Iceman – Ex-Bolton defender stirs it up

Photo: Action Images / Paul Thomas

Photo: Action Images / Paul Thomas

 

Spending four years with Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League, the North West became home for ex-Iceland defender Gretar Steinsson, and his idea for a unique reunion with one of the club’s old favourites would certainly capture the imagination of many. Read more →