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Lava Bol: Icelandic Football

Marc Boal

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From the publisher:

Following his award-winning book Sixty Four Degrees North, Marc's fascination of Icelandic football continues. His travels have taken him to some of the most secluded clubs that exist on the very periphery of the beautiful game. This book is a pictorial celebration with over 125 photographs that capture the essence of Icelandic football.

Cut adrift from mainland Europe, Iceland is surrounded by the churning cauldron of the North Atlantic Ocean. A country which was largely anonymous in football terms, until the national team burst onto the international stage in 2015, Iceland is a natural wonderland where the freezing forces of glaciers and arctic are in a permanent battle with earth's explosive heat. The island is regarded by many as the final frontier of Western Europe. The raw beauty of cinematic vistas, glaciated snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, lava fields, and brooding volcanoes provide a backdrop to clubs, with indecipherable names, that are lifeblood to their communities.

The domestic lower leagues are still somewhat of an unknown entity, the game is largely amateur with top clubs only operating at a semi-professional status. There is a financial void restricting Icelandic football from advancing into a professional format, which in turn is having a detrimental effect on the game evolving. Clubs, however, still remain resilient in the face of adversity.

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29 x 21 cm
Paperback
124 pages
December 2021
English
9781782808084