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Fjölnir first in Iceland

Published: Monday 20 December 2010, 10.27CET
Fjölnir from Reykjavik will represent Iceland in next season's UEFA Futsal Cup after defeating Víkingur 3-2, coach Ásmundur Arnarsson saying: "The boys were ready and enjoyed the game."
by Stefán Stefánsson
from Reykjavik
Fjölnir first in Iceland
Fjölnir celebrate winning the Icelandic futsal title ©KSI

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Published: Monday 20 December 2010, 10.27CET

Fjölnir first in Iceland

Fjölnir from Reykjavik will represent Iceland in next season's UEFA Futsal Cup after defeating Víkingur 3-2, coach Ásmundur Arnarsson saying: "The boys were ready and enjoyed the game."

Reykjavik club Fjölnir will represent Iceland in next season's UEFA Futsal Cup after defeating Víkingur 3-2 to win the national title.

Fjölnir defeated Grundarfjördur 13-5 and ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar 9-7 to earn their place in the final while Víkingur overcame Dalvík/Reynir 3-0 and reigning champions Keflavík 11-9. In the decider, two goals from Fjölnir's Kolbeinn Kristinsson and an Aron Sigurdarson strike proved enough to outdo Víkingur, for who Thorsteinn Ragnarsson and Heimir Ásgeirsson were on target.

"Our plan was the same as in every tournament, to do our best and try to win every game," said Fjölnir coach Ásmundur Arnarsson, whose side finished fourth in football's first division in 2010 following relegation the previous year.

"The young players in the team were more into the game but we did not train specifically for this tournament so we had to gain experience in our games but the boys were ready and enjoyed the game. Of course we had experience from last year where we learned the rules and how to handle the game, that was enough to win. There were things we can use to improve our game in the first division because futsal is like football on a smaller scale."

Seven Fjölnir players have been selected for Iceland's first national squad in time for UEFA Futsal EURO 2011 qualification next month and Arnarsson added: "Before the games I did not expect so many to make the futsal national squad but this sure spices up our football club and the title helps to build confidence."

Last updated: 05/01/11 11.37CET

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