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Fréttablaðið ("The Newspaper") is the largest circulation Icelandic-language daily. It was founded in 2001. The newspaper is owned by the media group 365 media and published by Visir.

Extra! Iceland Stuns England In Euro 2016

Tuesday's edition of Icelandic daily Fréttablaðið features the national soccer team celebrating their historic win over England in the European Championship: "Iceland 2 - 1 England, where will this end?" Monday night's victory sends Iceland to the quarterfinals, where they'll face host nation France.

The Icelandic victory against one of the iconic football teams continues the Cinderalla Story for the tiny nation appearing for the first time in a major international tournament. Their players include a part-time filmmaker and itinerant farmers. The country's population is just a bit over 300,000 people and some say that almost 10% of the nation is currently in France following the team.

The quarterfinals are now set for later this week: Portugal-Poland, Wales-Belgium, Germany-Italy and Iceland-France. The finals are scheduled for July 10th in Paris.


Panama Papers Trouble On Icelandic Daily Front Page

Wednesday's front page of Icelandic-language daily Fréttablaðið shows Iceland's embattled Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson being asked questions by journalists in Reykjavik's Althing, the national parliament, as the future of the ruling coalition is uncertain in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal.

Gunnlaugsson had apparently resigned yesterday amid the uproar of the Panama Papers revelations of offshore accounts, but followed that up by saying his decision had nothing to do with the leak, and that actually he was just stepping aside for an unspecified amount of time. The leaked documents revealed that Gunnlaugsson's wife owned an offshore company with substantial claims on Iceland's crashed banks.

According to Fréttablaðið, nearly 70% of Icelandic citizens also want Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and leader of the Icelandic Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson to resign.