Iceland’s Euro 2016 squad, schedule and journey analysed
Iceland’s Euro 2016? Iceland’s path to the European Championship has been surprising and highly successful. Team with Lars Lagerback on the train took the record for the tournament. Iceland managed to come second in the group stage, this after the Czech Republic and therefore managed to make it through to the main tournament. It is not that they went to the European Championship that will surprise many, they took the fact you after including having won over the Netherlands in the group stage, which meant that Robin van Persie and Memphis Depay was left off the Euro 2016.
- Odds Iceland to win Euro 2016: 91.00
- Odds Iceland to proceed from the group: 1.61
- Odds Iceland to win the Group: 5.50
- Odds Iceland to come last in the group: 3.30
One of Iceland’s biggest stars Gylfi Sigurðsson managed network six times in ten matches in qualifying which helped to Iceland managed to make it through to the group stage in France. This, together with kolbeinn sigþórsson which accounted for three goals. Otherwise, had the Icelandic team a very spread out goalscorer where the majority of players support one or two hits, which helped it to win games even if one of the team’s striker was injured.
Icelandic European Championship team football 2016
Coach Lars Lagerback has probably not had any problems with selecting the Iceland squad for the Euro 2016 in France. Iceland’s squad for the Euro 2016 is now established. The Icelandic team was released May 11th and includes 23 players. Some of them are more famous than others, names that Gylfi Sigurdsson and Eidur Gudjohnsen are the best known, while there is also the majority of the premier division players in the squad. Kári Árnason (Malmo), Sævarsson Birkirkara (Hammarby) and Haukur Heidar Hauksson (AIK) are someof the Allsvenskan of which may come to represent Iceland in the summer’s European Championship finals.
Iceland’s European Championship squad contained some positive surprises. Total includes Lars Lagerback squad of six players from the Olympics, a figure that could be expanded if any of the players that have been on standby called in.
In Iceland’s European Championship squad in 2016, we find only a few players from the Icelandic league. The squad is made up largely of foreign professionals who form the core of the squad. These players will probably be the ones ultimately forms the starting line.
Icelandic Euro 2016 team football
Euro qualifying group: Group F
UEFA ranking: 38
Manager: Lars Lagerback
Here you can read more about Iceland team formation for Euro 2016 in France and which players in the Iceland national football team as part of Iceland’s European Championship squad in 2016. Lars Lagerback sojourn in Iceland has been extraordinary. The Swede who coached the Swedish national team for nine years (2000-2009) has made a success of his time on the bench exercising in Iceland and has even had a beer named after him. The group concluded that, among other things, the Netherlands on two occasions while Austria also defeated in one of the matches. Something that Icelanders do not really like is that Lars Lagerback announced his retirement as coach. It is still unclear whether the Swede will add football career at the side or if there is another national team.
Iceland national football team Euro 2016
Here are all players that are involved in the finalised Icelandic Euro squad. Iceland’s Euro squad consists of 20 football players and three goalkeepers. The following are the players who will represent Iceland this summer and to try to win the Euro gold for Iceland:
Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldorsson (Bodo/Glimt), Ogmundur Kristinsson (Hammarby), Ingvar Jonsson (Sandefjord).
Defenders: Ari Skulason (OB), Hordur Magnusson (Cesena), Hjortur Hermannsson (PSV Eindhoven), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Krasnodar), Kari Arnason (Malmo), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Lokeren), Birkir Sævarsson (Hammarby), Haukur Heidar Hauksson (AIK).
Midfielders: Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff), Theodor Elmar Bjarnason (AGF), Arnor Ingvi Traustason (Norrkoping), Birkir Bjarnason (Basel), Johann Gudmundsson (Charlton), Eidur Gudjohnsen (Molde), Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Sundsvall).
Forwards : Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Nantes), Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Kaiserslautern).
Iceland’s top goalscorer in Euro 2016 qualifiers (including qualifying and Playoff):
Iceland’s top goalscorer so far is Gylfi Sigurðsson with 6 goals.
Key players in Iceland’s Euro 2016 squad that can determine
Eidur Gudjohnsen: Iceland’s best footballer of all time and is the player who scored the most goals in the Icelandic national team of all time. If Iceland should have a chance to advance from the “Group of Death” must Gylfi Sigurðsson be delivering during the European Championships.
Gylfi Sigurðsson: Swansea player is the player on the team who did the most direct hits during qualifying, this with six goals. With a sharp frisparksfot he will try to take their Island on to the rash phase, something that will not be easy.
Kolbeinn sigþórsson: For everyday Sigþórsson plays in the French Ligue 1, where he Nantes club address. Should Iceland manages to make it through the group stage comes for him to be in great shape to be able to network.
Iceland Euro 2016 schedule – Iceland Euro 2016 fixtures football
Iceland’s chances to advance from Group F as number one or two are quite high in terms of odds (1.61), but hopes to fix a playoff spot is still pretty good when even the 4 best threes in Euro takes on. A victory in the opener against the Iceland is probably absolutely crucial if there is to be further play or not Vrba’s men.
Iceland’s Euro 2016 games in France
When is Iceland’s first game in Euro 2016? Iceland’s first Euro 2016 game is against Iceland June 14th, 2016. The Icelandic match against Portugal will kick-off at 15:00 at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard in Saint-Étienne, France.
When is Iceland’s next game in Euro 2016? Iceland’s next Euro 2016 game is against Austria on June 18th, 2016. The Icelandic match against Austria will kick-off at 21:00 at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille.
When is Iceland’s final Euro 2016 group game? Iceland’s final Euro 2016 group game is against Austria on June the 22th, 2016. The Icelandic match against Austria will kick-of at 21:00 at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
Which teams are in Iceland’s Euro group? Iceland plays in Euro Group Group F. The team that plays in teams in Iceland’s Group F in addition to Iceland are Portugal, Austria and Austria. Here you will find all the information you need to know about Iceland’s matches in the Euro 2016!
Here you can find all Euro 2016 groups – a great way to get an overview of all the Euro 2016 groups.
See also our Euro 2016 Guide which is a good summary of what is important for the Euro 2016, such as schedule for Euro 2016, Euro 2016 TV schedule and TV-channels broadcasting the matches of the Euro 2016 in 2016, where the national teams will stay, Euro 2016 stadiums to be used in France etc.
Frequently asked questions about Iceland’s Euro 2016 squad
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