ÍA winning run in Lengjubikar Group 3 came to an end tonight with a 3-1 defeat at Valur.
Gunnlaugur Jónsson went into the game without the suspended duo of Robert Menzel and Ragnar Már Lárusson. Hilmar Halldórsson an 18 year old defender came into the starting line up, with a number of youth players named as substitutes.
Valur took the lead on 31 minutes with a goal from Sigurður Egill Lárusson. It was 2-0 on 73 minutes, Sigurður Egill Lárusson scoring again. Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson (pictured left) pulled a goal back for ÍA when he scored an 83rd minute penalty. Sigurður Egill Lárusson completed his hatrick with a 90th minute goal to seal a 3-1 win for Valur.
Valur have now won Group 3, ÍA have finished as runners up and will play either Selfoss of KR in the Quarter Finals of the tournament.
ÍA play Valur tomorrow night in the final group game of this years Lengjubikar.
Both sides go into the game with 100% records, both having won four games. Valur top the group on goal difference.
The game will be played at the Valsvöllur. ÍA will be without Robert Menzel and Ragnar Már Lárusson who are suspended after being sent off in the last game against Þór.
Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left), Steinar Þorsteinsson and Aron Ingi Kristinsson were all involved in Iceland U21's win against Saudi Arabia U21 yesterday.
Iceland won the game 3-1 which was played in the Italian city of Fiuggi.
All three ÍA players came on as second half substitutes.
The Iceland U21 squad played their second friendly in the space of a few days against Georgia U21 yesterday.
The game played in Tbilisi ended 4-4.
ÍA defender Aron Ingi Kristinsson started the game. Steinar Þorsteinsson came on as a second half substitute whilst Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson was an unused substitute.
The squad have now flown to Italy where they will play another friendly against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
ÍA defender Arnór Sigurðsson (pictured left) has signed a four year contract with Swedish club 1FK Norrkoping.
The 17 year old has played just seven league games for ÍA making his debut in 2015.
Arnór had spent a trial period in Sweden at the end of last season, he also joined in on Norrkpöings pre season training camp in Portugal.
There were three players from Akranes involved with the Iceland U21 team that lost 3-1 against Georgia U21 in Tbilisi this afternoon.
Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson started the game and played the first 63 minutes. Steinar Þorsteinsson and Aron Ingi Kristinsson (pictured left) both came on as second half substitutes.
All three players were making their debuts at U21 level, although Trygvvi Hrafn Haraldsson is a full international at senior level.
ÍA have continued their winning run in the Lengjubikar with a 3-2 win against Þór in Akureyri tonight despite ending the game with nine men
ÍA took the lead after 29 minutes, Stefán Teitur Þórðarson with the goal.
Þór levelled the scores on 48 minutes with a goal from Gunnar Örvar Stefansson. It did not take long for ÍA to re take the lead, Albert Hafsteinsson scored a minute later. On 67 minutes substitute Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured left) made it 3-1 to ÍA. Robert Menzel was red carded on 76 minutes with Þór missing the resulting penalty. Skagamenn would be down to nine men with a few minutes remaining, substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson was red carded. With the game going into added on time Þór pulled a goal back from former Akranes man Jón Björgvin Kristjánsson.
ÍA play their final group game against Valur on 30th March in Reykjavík.
ÍA make the long trip north to Akureyri tomorrow to play Þór in the Lengjubikar.
Gunnlaugur Jónsson will be looking to continue the winning run in the competition, ÍA have won all of the three games they have played.
Þór are also have a 100% record with two wins from their two games.
Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson, Aron Ingi Kristinsson and Steinar Þorsteinsson have all been included in the Iceland U21 squad that will play three friendly games later this month.
Iceland will play two friendlies away to Georgia on 22nd and 25th of March. They then head to Fuigi in Italy were the opponents will be Saudi Arabia on 28th March.
ÍA won 2-1 against ÍR today to maintain their 100% record in this years Lengjubikar.
ÍA had new signing Robert Menzel in defence and there was also a place in goal for Ingvar Þór Kale (pictured left).
It was ÍR who took the lead at the Akraneshöllin when Jón Gísli Ström scored a 15th minute penalty.
ÍA were awarded a penalty after 61 minutes, substitute Garðar Gunnlaugsson scoring the equalizer. On 69 minutes Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson scored the winning goal to take Skagamenn back to the top of Group 3.
ÍA go to Akureyri next weekend to play Þór.
Iain Williamson (pictured left) has also had to retire from football due to injury.
The Scottish midfielder spent most of last season on loan to ÍA from Víkingur Reykjavík and signed a permanent deal with Akranes before Christmas.
A hip injury has forced him to quit football.
ÍA captain Ármann Smári Björnsson (pictured left) has announced his retirement from football.
The 36 year old defender damaged his cruciate ligaments towards the end of last season and will not carry on.
Ármann had been with ÍA since 2012 after returning to Iceland after playing in Norway and England.
ÍA play their third game in this years Lengjubikar on Saturday morning.The opponents at the Akraneshöllin will be ÍR.
ÍR have lost both of their game so far, 5-2 against Valur and 4-1 against Víkingur Ólafsvik.
A win for ÍA will see them move back to the top of Group 3 ahead of Valur.
ÍA and HK met in a friendly at the Akraneshöllin this morning with ÍA winning 6-0.
The goals were scored by Arnar Már Guðjónsson, Ragnar Már Lárusson (2), Arnór Sigurðsson, Hallur Flosason and Hilmar Halldórsson.
Robert Menzel, a 26 year old central defender from Poland has signed for ÍA today.
Menzel (pictured left) who has been training in Akranes for the last few weeks has played in the top two divisions in Poland.
He started his career with Slask Wroclaw and has also played for Jarota Jarocin, Legionovia Leginowa and Rozwoj Katowice. His last club in Poland was Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala.
A goal in each half was enough to give ÍA a 2-0 win against HK in the Lengjubikar tonight.
ÍA took the lead after 33 minutes with a goal from Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson.
With five minutes left to play in Kópavogur, ÍA substitute Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured left) made it 2-0 to send Akranes top of Group 3.
ÍA don't play another Lengjubikar game now until the 11th March when ÍR will be the opponents at the Akraneshöllin.
ÍA will head to Spain for a pre season training camp in April. The destination will be Islantilla in the Andaluscia region of Southern Spain.
Spain is a popular destination this pre season, with ten Pepsi Deildin clubs heading there. The exceptions are Valur who will go to Florida and Víkingur Reykjavík are going to Croatia.
ÍBV and HK will both be going to Islantilla.
ÍA head into Kópavogur tomorrow evening to play HK in the Lengjubikar. The Group 3 game will be played in the Kórinn hall.
HK lost their first game of the group last weekend, they were beaten 2-1 by Þór in Akureyri.
HK have a new coach this year, Jóhannes Karl Guðjónsson the former Akranes midfielder has taken over from Þorvaldur Örlygsson.
ÍA started this year's Lengjubikar with a 3-2 win against Víkingur Ólafsvík today.
ÍA took an early lead at the Akraneshöllin with a fourth minute goal from Hallur Flosason.
Two second half goals from Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson (50 and 60 minutes) gave Víkingur a 2-1 lead. Skagamenn defender Hafþór Pétursson (pictured left) levelled the scores with ten minutes left to play. In the 84th minute substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson who had only come on two minutes earlier scored to give ÍA a 3-2 victory.
Ríkharður Jónsson (pictured left) who made his debut for ÍA in 1946 passed away yesterday at the age of 86.
During his time with ÍA he scored 139 goals and was part of the team that won the league for the first time in 1951. He was also a coach at Akranes for a number of years. He was also a player at Fram.
Ríkharður was the Iceland national teams all time record goal scorer with 17 goals until Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen over took him in 2007.
Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) made his international debut for Iceland in the early hours of Thursday morning.
It was an inexperienced Iceland team that lost 1-0 to Mexico in Las Vegas with Tryggvi Hrafn coming off the bench on 67 minutes to replace Kristinn Freyr Sigurðsson.
Four players from ÍA have been selected by Iceland U21 coach Eyjólfur Sverrisson for training sessions' this weekend.
Steinar Þorsteinsson, Albert Hafsteinsson, Aron Ingi Kristinsson and Hafþór Pétursson will all take part in the sessions in the Kórinn hall in Kópavogur.
A 2-0 defeat to ÍBV at the Akraneshöllin today means that ÍA finish the 2017 Fotbolti.net Tournament in fourth place.
Spanish forward Alvaro Calleja gave ÍBV the lead after 49 minutes and substitute Arnór Gauti Ragnarsson made it 2-0 on 90 minutes.
ÍA will play ÍBV on Saturday morning to decide the third and fourth placed positions in the Fotbolti.net Tournament.
ÍBV finished in second place in Group 2, they won 3-2 against Breiðablik and 3-0 against Keflavik. They also lost 3-0 to FH.
The game against the islanders will be played at the Akraneshöllin.
Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) has been selected for the Icelandic national team for next weeks friendly with Mexico.
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrímsson has selected an inexperienced squad for the friendly with Mexico which will be played in Las Vegas, USA.
This is the first time that the 20 year old Tryggvi Hrafn has been selected for international duty.
ÍA have moved into first place in Group 1 of the Fotbolti.net Tournament after a 4-1 win against Víkingur Ólafsvík today.
There was a place in goal for new signing Ingvar Þór Kale and Iain Williamson also started the game.
Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured left) opened the scoring for ÍA after 16 minutes. It was soon 2-0, Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson scored on 19 minutes. Víkingur pulled a goal back after 36 minutes with a goal from Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson.
Skagmaenn scored two late goals to secure the win, firstly substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson made it 3-1 on 80 minutes. Another substitute, Garðar Gunnlaugsson added the last goal in the 90th minute.
There is one more game to played in the group before the final positions can be confirmed, Stjarnan and Víkingur Ólafsvík play on Tuesday.
Ragnar Már Lárusson (pictured left) who played with the other Akranes club Kári last season will play for ÍA this year.
Ragnar was with ÍA as a youth player left for English club Brighton & Hove Albion in 2013. He had a short loan spell back in Akranes in 2015 making just one appearance for the first team.
He played 10 games for Kári last year scoring 2 goals.
Aron Ýmir Pétursson (pictured left) has agreed a 2 year deal to return to ÍA after leaving in 2014.
The 26 year old defender made his league debut for ÍA in 2008. He moved to Þróttur Reykjavík in 2014 after a loan spell with them. He spent the second half of last season with HK.
ÍA scored six goals against Grindavík at the Akraneshöllin today to win 6-1 in the Fotbolti.net Cup.
ÍA took the lead on 8 minutes with a Tryygvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) goal, he doubled the lead on 23 minutes scoring a penalty. Grindavík pulled a goal back after 35 minutes, Andri Rúnar Bjarnason with the goal. Steinar Þorsteinsson made it 3-1 for Skagamenn before half time.
Into the second half and ÍA made sure of the win with goals from Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson (55 minutes), Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson (81 mins) and Albert Hafsteinsson (85 mins).
ÍA play the last game of the group next Saturday against Víkingur Ólafsvík at the Akraneshöllin.
The 2017 Pepsi Deildin fixtures that were published earlier this week have now been given dates.
ÍA will play FH in Akranes on 30th April, followed by Valur also in Akranes on 8th May.
The final round of games will be played on 30th September with Víkingur Ólafsvík coming to Akranes.
ÍA and Grindavík meet in the Fotbolti.net tournament in Akranes tomorrow.
Grindavík drew 2-2 against Víkingur Ólafsvík in their first game of the tournament.
The fixtures for this years Pepsi Deildin were announced by the KSÍ today.
ÍA will start the season with two home games, champions FH are the first team to come to Akranes followed by Valur. The first away fixture will be against KR.
ÍA will end the season at home, with Víkingur Ólafsvík visiting the Norðurálsvöllurinn.
Its expected the first round of games will be played on 30th April and the final fixtures on 30th September. The games have not been given dates yet. The fixtures can be found here.
In an interview on the Icelandic website fotbolti.net, ÍA coach Gunnlaugur Jónsson confirmed that English defender Darren Lough (pictured left) won't return to Iceland this season as he will become a father and doesn't want to leave his family.
Also captain, Ármann Smári Björnsson who suffered a long term injury at the end of last season could return to the team in mid season if he continues to recover.
ÍA started the Fotbolti.net Cup with a heavy defeat to Stjarnan in Kópavogur tonight.
Stjarnan stormed into a 4-0 lead in the first 32 minutes with goals from Guðjón Baldvinsson (4 and 25 mins) and Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson (23 and 32 mins). Garðar Gunnlaugsson (pictured left) pulled a goal back for ÍA when he scored a 36th minute penalty.
Into the second half and Stjarnan went further ahead, Jóhann Laxdal (65 minutes) and then Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson (70 minutes) made it 6-1. Ragnar Már Lárusson scored for Skagamenn after 72 minutes.
ÍA next game in the Fotbolti.net Cup is against Grindavík on January 21st.
Former Valur goalkeeper Ingvar Þór Kale (pictured left) has signed for ÍA.
It was always expected that a new keeper would be signed after Árni Snær Ólafsson suffered a cruciate ligament injury at the end of last year.
Ingvar brings a wealth of experience, he won the league and the cup whilst with Breiðablik. He has also played at Víkingur Reykjavík and KS.