Football in Iceland
With 20,000 players (men and women) registered at clubs, football is easily the most popular sport in Iceland. However, the national team has never qualified for the final competition of a major tournament, although Iceland did host the U-18 European Championship in 1997. In the draw for EURO 2004, Iceland, a country with sparse population numbers (just 290,000 people live in a country measuring 104,000 km2were placed among the third level of seeds, a reflection of the quality of Icelandic football within Europe.  
Third Goal project
This project, which was approved by the Goal Bureau on 22 October 2008, will provide the Icelandic football association with the finances for the second stage of extension work on its technical centre. Following the construction of the association's headquarters and the end of the first phase, Iceland's football centre is now complete.
Use of FAP funds
Project
Further extension of the Icelandic technical centre in Reykjavik
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Status
Implementation
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000
20.01.2009