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Bergsson takes charge in Iceland

Published: Monday 13 February 2017, 9.04CET
Former Iceland defender Guðni Bergsson is the new president of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ), and hopes to carry on the progress that has seen the country's football make massive strides forward in recent years.
by Jóhann Ólafur Sigurðsson
from Reykjavík
Bergsson takes charge in Iceland
FA Iceland (KSÍ) president Guðni Bergsson ©KSÍ

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Published: Monday 13 February 2017, 9.04CET

Bergsson takes charge in Iceland

Former Iceland defender Guðni Bergsson is the new president of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ), and hopes to carry on the progress that has seen the country's football make massive strides forward in recent years.

Former Tottenham and Bolton Wanderers defender Guðni Bergsson has been elected as the new president of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ) at the association's annual congress.

The 51-year-old made 80 appearances for Iceland between 1984 and 2003 and succeeds Geir Thorsteinsson, who has stepped after ten years which have seen Icelandic football develop massively, culminating in the country's first-ever participation in a EURO final round last year, and a place in the quarter-finals.

The women's national team has also qualified for this summer's UEFA Women's EURO 2017 in the Netherlands. "Women's football has made huge strides," Bergsson said. "My aim is for the KSÍ to support the team with ambition and sincere interest, to further women's football even more." The new president also said that the development of a new national stadium would be among the KSÍ’s priorities.

Last updated: 13/02/17 9.33CET

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