Tuesday, June 28, 2016
More volcanoes than footballers
Iceland has more volcanoes than it does professional footballers.
There are just 23,000 registered players and only 120 professional players, while there are 126 volcanoes.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Happy birthday Lionel Messi
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Fan hides flare in rectum
A French-Albanian man hid a banned flare in his rectum to smuggle it into a Euro 2016 fan zone where two people were hurt when it was set off, prosecutors said.
Pat-down searches at the Nice fan zone before last Wednesday's match failed to find the 18 centimetre (seven-inch) by four centimetre (1.6-inch) flare which was reportedly hidden in a condom.
Monday, June 20, 2016
World Cup Final city doesn't exist yet
The World Cup Final in Qatar will be held at the not-yet-built Lusail Iconic Stadium in the not-yet-built city of Lusail - a massive planned community set to be completed by 2020 at a cost of an estimated $45 billion.
The most recent Lusail City master plan calls for two golf courses, a theme park, a lagoon, and two marinas. There will be 19 different districts and 22 different hotels in the 38-square-mile city. Pneumatic tubes will transport trash to a central location for processing.
There will eventually enough housing to accomodate 450,000 people, the developer claims - nearly 200,000 more than the number of citizens in the country.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Turkey's yellow cards
Turkey have conceded a yellow card in the last 17 games in major tournaments since Euro 2000.
Iceland's new record
At Euro 1964, Denmark fielded 10 players with a name ending with -sen.
Iceland now has the record with 11 -son's.
A very young George Best
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Icelanders in France
Over 8% of the entire Iceland nation are in France to cheer on the national men’s football team at the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals.
Exactly 26,985 Icelanders applied for tickets to Euro 2016 games this month, which works out to 8.15% of the entire population.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The Xhaka brothers are the first in European Championship finals history to face each other on opposing teams.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Euro home winners
Only three nations have ever won the European Championship finals on home soil:
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Liverpool joint top on Euro players
Liverpool have the joint-most players at Euro 2016, more than Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Jurgen Klopp's side have 12 players at the tournament in France, the same amount as Serie A champions Juventus.
Labels: euro, football, liverpool
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
England may face one of 16 different nations in the last-16 of the European Championship this summer, should they progress from their group.
A third-place ranking system will be used to determine the progression of some teams from the group stage.
Cafu is the only player in history to play in three World Cup finals (1994,1998, 2002).
Labels: brazil, cafu, football, soccer, world cup
Monday, June 06, 2016
How they score
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Premiership most ground covered 2015/16
Andrew Surman 460.0km
Craig Dawson 423.4
Mark Noble 416.1
Darren Fletcher 413.8
Harry Kane 403.8
RIP Muhammad Ali
Milner fifth best player at Euro 2016
England's James Milner is currently the fifth best player among Euro 2016 teams, says a Uefa rankings tool.
Fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who was left out of Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad on Tuesday, is the eighth highest-rated Englishman.
The list is based on form for club and country from 1 January, 2016, including Euro 2016 qualifying.
Friday, June 03, 2016