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    Successfully resolving the mysteries of Icelandic sporting successes

    Iceland stunned the world when it went toe-to-toe with the elite at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. So how was such a tiny nation able to take on the giants of world football? In his book Against the Elements: The eruption of Icelandic football (Pitch Publishing), Matt McGinn attempts to explain this, and quite successfully too, according to our reviewer Daniel Alsarve, who was caught by the author’s genuine curiosity and joy in being able to convey fascinating stories about people who, against all odds, achieve success.