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Heimir Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach after seven years

Heimir Hallgrimsson has stepped down as Iceland coach after seven years with the team, the Football Association of Iceland (KSI) said on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old guided Iceland to their first World Cup in Russia where they were eliminated in the group stage.

"The FA of Iceland can now confirm that Heimir Hallgrimsson will not continue as head coach of the Icelandic men´s national team," KSI wrote on Twitter.

"Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach at his own request after seven years in the...


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Iceland exit World Cup 'proud' but with 'no percentage left in batteries' - Hallgrimsson

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson admitted his 'proud' team's 'batteries' were on empty following a 2-1 World Cup-ending loss to Croatia on Tuesday.

World Cup debutants Iceland proved they can compete against the top teams and will depart Russia with their heads held high even if they failed to win a single game, Hallgrimsson said after the match.

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