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Swede Erik Hamrén takes over as Iceland coach

Erik Hamrén will begin work in September. Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

Published: 09.Aug.2018 10:23 hrs

Former Sweden coach Erik Hamrén will take over the reins of the Icelandic national football team, it has been announced.

Selected ahead of 30 other candidates, the 61-year-old now faces the task of taking the team to Euro 2020, which could be their third major championship in a row after reaching the Euro 2016 quarter-finals in France and the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer.

"I like the challenge and I believe we can do it," said Hamrén, who has been a coach for more than 25 years at the highest level in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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