Hafnarfjordur first to reach 2007-08 Champions League
COPENHAGEN, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The group phase of the Champions League is barely underway, but Icelandic side FH Hafnarfjordur were the first to put their name down for the qualifying stage of the 2007-8 season.
They wrapped up their third consecutive domestic league title this weekend by beating Vikingur Reykjavik 4-0, but their coach refused to commit to leading FH next year.
'We will have to see about the future, though if it carries on like this, it should be great. As long as I enjoy my football, I will continue,' the 49-year old Olafur Johannesson told UEFA's website.
The football season lasts only about three months in Iceland, with the 10 sides in the top league playing 18 matches.
FH hails from a fishing town 15 km from Reykjavik that calls itself 'the town in the lava' because of its setting in the middle of dramatic volcanic rock formations.
Their claim to fame is beating Scottish side Dunfermline in the qualifying rounds of the 2004-05 UEFA Cup 4-3 on aggregate. This year they were beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw of Poland in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.