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  • That's cold: Iceland left out of FIFA 17 reboot

    Chris Young at Eh Game2 days ago

    Remember Team Iceland at last summer's Euro?

    Course you do. After qualifying for the first time as the smallest nation to ever reach a major soccer finals, the unheralded side from the Nordic island country of 330,000 got out of their group to beat England in the knockouts and finally were dispatched at the quarterfinal stage by France – but not before sending the country into delirium, winning fans around the world and introducing the VIking Clap that's since become a staple around stadiums this season.

    But if you've got the FIFA 17 reboot on your fall shopping list, you won't be able to play Gylfi Sigurdsson & Co. After an offer of $15,000 U.S. from game developer EA Sports for the rights to include them for the first time, the country's FA said no thanks and had its counter-offer rejected, according to its president Geir Thorsteinsson in a BBC report:

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  • Team North America wins a classic, if not the chance to go on

    Chris Young at Eh Game2 days ago

    If this was indeed the last act of hockey’s North American team this week, they couldn’t have gone out in more rousing fashion.

    Nathan McKinnon’s overtime goal finally decided a 4-3 win over Sweden and ended the latest instalment of a show that has been the most irresistible thing going at this otherwise quite resistible World Cup of Hockey renewal. To find out whether there will be a curtain call, though, we’ll have to wait until Thursday afternoon at Toronto's Air Canada Centre when Russia, holding the tiebreaker thanks to a 4-3 win earlier, can send them all out of the last semifinal spot and on to their NHL training camps with a win over Finland, a team that’s managed to score but one goal in two losses for their tournament.

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