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2016 European Championship Finals Second Phase
Round of 16


England 1 Iceland 2 [1-2]
Match Summary
England Squad

Iceland Squad
Team Records
   
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The Strakarnir okkar European Championship Squad pre-England  June 2016
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
14. ┴rnason, Kßri 13 October 1982 33 CD Malm÷ FF, Sweden 50 2
8. Bjarnason, Birkir 27 May 1988 28 CM FC Basel 1893, Switzerland 50 7
18. Bjarnason, Theˇdˇr Elmar 4 March 1987 29 LM Aarhus GF, Denmark 29 0
15. Bo­varsson, Jˇn Da­i 25 May 1992 24 F 1.FC Kaiserslautern eV, Germany 24 2
11. Finnbogason, Alfre­ 1 February 1989 27 F FC Augsburg 1907 eV, Germany, on loan from Real Sociedad de Futbol SAD, Spain 36 8
7. Gu­johnsen, Ei­ur 15 September 1978 37 F Molde FK, Norway 87 26
7. Gu­mundsson, Jˇhann Berg 27 October 1990 25 RM Charlton Athletic FC, England 50 5
17. Gunnarsson, Aron Einar Malmquist 22 April 1989 27 M Cardiff City FC, England 62 2
1. Halldˇrsson, Hannes Đor 27 April 1984 32 G FK Bod°/Glimt, Norway 36 39 GA
20. Hallfre­sson, Emil 29 June 1984 31 CM Udinese Calcio SpA, Italy 55 1
3. Hauksson, Haukur Hei︠­ar 1 September 1991 24 RB Allmanna IK, Sweden 7 0
4. Hermannsson, Hj÷rtur 8 February 1995 21 CD IF Kamraterna G÷teborg, Sweden, on loan from Philips Sport Vereniging NV, Netherlands 3 0
5. Ingason, Sverrir Ingi 5 August 1993 22 D KSC Lokeren-Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium 7 2
13. Jˇnsson, Ingvar 18 October 1989 26 G Sandefjord Fotball, Norway 5 6 GA
12. Kristinsson, Ígmundur 19 June 1989 27 G Hammarby IF, Sweden 11 20 GA
19. Magn˙sson, H÷r­ur Bj÷rgvin 11 February 1993 23 LB AC Cesena SpA, Italy, on loan from Juventus FC SpA, Italy 5 0
2. SŠvarsson, Birkir Mßr 11 November 1984 31 RB Hammarby IF, Sweden 60 1
10. Sigur­sson, Gylfi Đor 8 September 1989 26 M Swansea City FC, Wales 42 14
9. Sig■orsson, Kolbeinn 14 March 1990 26 F FC de Nantes, France 42 20
6. Sigur­sson, Ragnar 19 June 1986 30 CD FC Krasnodar, Russia 59 1
16. Sigurjˇnsson, R˙nar Mßr Sigurlaugarson 18 June 1990 26 M GIF Sundsvall, Sweden 11 1
23. Sk˙lason, Ari Freyr 14 May 1987 29 LB Odense Bk, Denmark 41 0
21. Traustason, Arnˇr Ingvi 30 April 1993 23 M SK Rapid Wien, Austria 8 4

Squad details correct up to and including Iceland's match against Austria on 22 June 2016.
Tallies taken from UEFA.com

Diary

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - Scholars in Iceland have called on the country's football federation to reverse its decision to print footballers' last names on the national squad's shirts. The government-run Icelandic Language Institution says the move contradicts Iceland's culture, which gives little importance to second names, and violates the country's language law. It wants players' first names printed on the back of their shirts instead, saying that's how Icelanders have been identified since humans first settled there. Unusually, the Icelandic naming system does not rely on family names handed down from generation to generation. Instead, an Icelander's second name is usually based on their father's first name, with "-sson" or "-dottir" added at the end. That makes people's first names the most important identifier; even telephone directories in Iceland consist of alphabetised first names, with occupations added to avoid confusion.

Monday, 9 May 2016 - Former Chelsea forward Ei­ur Gu­johnsen has been named in Iceland's Euro 2016 squad at the age of 37. Gu­johnsen, who has also played for Barcelona, Bolton, Stoke and Fulham, has been with Norwegian club Molde since February. His short spell with Chinese Super League club Shijiazhuang Ever Bright ended in November 2015. Iceland co-manager Lars Lagerbńck said: "If he hadn't found a club in January, he would not have been picked." Gu­johnsen, who has won 84 caps for Iceland, is arguably his country's most celebrated player, having enjoyed an international career spanning 20 years, in addition to winning two Premier League titles with Chelsea and the Champions League and La Liga with Barcelona. He retired from international football in November 2013 after Iceland lost a 2014 World Cup play-off to Croatia, but was recalled in March 2015. Gu­johnsen played three of Iceland's 10 Euro 2016 qualifying matches, scoring one goal as they reached a major tournament for the first time.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - Iceland earned a memorable point on their European Championship debut, holding Portugal to a draw in Group F. Gylfi Sigur­sson almost put Iceland in front early on but his angled shot and follow-up were both saved. Nani slotted in for Portugal but Iceland worked a shock equaliser when Birkir Bjarnason volleyed home. Cristiano Ronaldo had a header saved for an unconvincing Portugal, while Iceland went close late on when Alfre­ Finnbogason had a shot saved.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo hit out at Iceland's lack of ambition after their scoredraw. The Real Madrid player also refused to shake the hands of the Iceland players after the group match in Saint-Etienne. "I thought they'd won the Euros the way they celebrated at the end," he said. "It was unbelievable. We tried hard to win the game and Iceland didn't try anything. This, in my opinion, shows a small mentality and they are not going to do anything in the competition."

Cristiano Ronaldo has been called a "bad loser" and "petty" for criticising Iceland. Midfielder Kßri ┴rnason responded: "It just makes it sweeter that he is a bad loser. We are a small island in the Atlantic Ocean and we got a draw against them." Former Iceland international Hermann Hrei­arsson also hit back at Ronaldo, saying he should have done more to help his side win in Saint-Etienne. "He didn't fancy it on the day and he just got beaten up. It's petty in a way. He's a sore loser obviously. He thought he could have goals handed to him on a plate. If he would have worked as hard as every Icelandic player, he wouldn't have had to say anything because I'm sure he would have got his rewards."


Saturday, 18 June 2016 -
Birkir SŠvarsson's late own goal denied Iceland a famous victory as Hungary edged towards the last 16 of the European Championship with a draw. Gyfli Sigur­sson gave Iceland the lead in the first half when he converted a penalty after a foul. Hungary dominated possession from then on but found themselves repeatedly frustrated by the Iceland defence.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - Iceland scored a dramatic injury-time winner in a pulsating match to eliminate Austria and set up a last-16 tie against England in Nice on Monday.

Iceland Form: last six games
W L W D D W  f 13:a 8   success: 66.7%
- 29 March 2016 - Greece 2 Iceland 3 [2-1]
Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus
Fortounis (2 (1 pen))
Traustason, Ingason, Sig■orsson
Fr AW
- 1 June 2016 - Norway 3 Iceland 2 [2-1]
Ullevňl Stadion, Oslo
Johansen, Helland, Sorloth
Ingason, Sigur­sson (pen)
AL
- 6 June 2016 - Iceland 4 Liechtenstein 0 [3-0]
Laugardalsv÷llur, Reykjavik
Sigorsson, SŠvarsson, Finnbogason, Gudjohnsen HW
- 14 June 2016 - Portugal 1 Iceland 1 [1-0]
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Nani
Bjarnason
ECF ND
- 18 June 2016 - Iceland 1 Hungary 1 [1-0]
Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Sigur­sson (pen)
SŠvarsson OG
ND
- 22 June 2016 - Iceland 2 Austria 1 [1-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
B÷dvarsson, Traustason
Sch÷pf
NW

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