The last group match, and unfortunately the last match at the World Cup for Iceland. After a fantastic 1-1 draw against Argentina in the first match and a hard defeat against Nigeria, Iceland had to go out and win the match against Croatia, and hope for a good result in the groups other game between Argentina and Nigeria. The Icelandic team fought for it like the true vikings they are, but it wasn’t enough in the end, with Croatia winning 2-1. Rúrik didn’t play the match.
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Yesterday the Iceandic football team made their World Cup debut in a game against the big nation, Argentina. Many had ruled them out, but in true viking style the guys managed to get a great 1-1 result. Rúrik came onto the pitch after 63 minutes.
It is uncertain where Rúrik Gíslason will play next season, but his deal with Sandhausen in the German B-league is running out.
Rúrik signed with Sandhausen during the season when he joined the club in January. Rúrik came to Sandhausen from Nurnberg as he was in the cold. Sandhausen wants to hold Rúrik but is uncertain whether he will stay there.
“This is untouched. I have a contract offer from them and will check my case after the World Cup, “said Rúrik at Football.com today.
Rúrik scored three goals in fifteen games with Sandhausen, who finished 11th in the German B-league.
“This was what I needed. I had a coach who had great faith in me. It was a good feeling to be in the starting line-up, although you have been traveling with the national team. It was respectful to me and that’s what I needed at this point, “said Rúrik who tested Sandhausen’s new position after the longest finishing touches.
“After a long time at the Nurnberg class, it’s amazing what one can appreciate the time you get. I was playing as a winger, striker and backman in a four-line line. I was playing various positions and had fun at all. ”
Source: www.fotbolti.net (Icelandic article)