LIVE STREAM: Iceland – Carinthian Lions @Reykjavik Einherjar Sat. Feb. 10 8p (3p EST, 9p CET)

The Reykjavik  Einherjar, the only American football team in Iceland, will play host to the Carinthian Lions from Austria Saturday, Feb. 10 in Kópavogur, Iceland.

The Lions play in Austria’s first division and are flying to Reykjavík with a squad of 24 players. The team kicks off it season in Austria in mid March so this is strictly an international friendly.

The  Einherjar’s reputation has been growing, making  it a little easier to find games. Nevertheless,  they are still  the only football team in Iceland.  And being an island nation with a population of only 300,000, located 1,200 miles north of London, England, Iceland is still as remote as it gets in terms of American football. So the Einherjar spend most of the year practicing, while they troll the international American football community for games.

This has not deterred the Einherjar. In the past two years the team has hosted teams from Norway, Germany and Great Britain, winning five games and losing two. They traveled to Mallorca in late October last year to play the Spanish first division team the Mallorca Voltors. Reykjavík won the game, 21-14.

The Lions will actually be made up of a few retired veterans plus some current players.

LIVESTREAM: Carinthian Lions @Reykjavik Einherjar Sat. Feb. 10 8p (3p EST, 9p CET)

Roger Kelly
Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.
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