Iceland FA re-elects Thorsteinsson for fifth term

KSÍ logoThe Football Association of Iceland (KSI) has re-elected Geir Thorsteinsson as its president after the success of the island nation’s football team in recent years.

Thorsteinsson, who will be serving his fifth two-year term, said his main aim was to oversee further progress at national level as the country’s men’s team targets qualification for its first major international football tournament.

The president noted that there had been a strong unity within the footballing environment for some time now, which he said was extremely important in ensuring ongoing success. He acknowledged that the powers that be could not agree on everything, but said they always found an outcome and worked with it.

Thorsteinsson, who was first elected in 2007, explained that the priority of his upcoming term was for the national team to qualify for the final stages of the major international competitions, the next of which is Euro 2016 in France.

Iceland have made a strong start to their qualifying campaign having won three games out of four, including a home victory against the Netherlands, and currently sit second Group A behind the Czech Republic with the top two qualifying automatically and the third-placed team getting a play-off spot.

The women’s team, meanwhile, has qualified for the final round of the past two UEFA European Women’s Championships.