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Group I - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/2016QR (GS)Iceland - Turkey2-0
ReykjavikE. Bjarnason 42, Finnbogason 44
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2015QR (GS)Turkey - Iceland1-0
KonyaSelçuk İnan 89
09/09/2014QR (GS)Iceland - Turkey3-0
ReykjavikBödvarsson 19, G. Sigurdsson 76, Sigthórsson 77
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/1995PR (GS)Iceland - Turkey0-0Reykjavik
12/10/1994PR (GS)Turkey - Iceland5-0
IstanbulSaffet Sancaklı 8, 26, Hakan Şükür 27, 61, Sergen Yalçın 65
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/09/1989QR (GS)Iceland - Turkey2-1
ReykjavikPétursson 53, 72; Feyyaz Uçar 85
12/10/1988QR (GS)Turkey - Iceland1-1IstanbulÜnal Karaman 74; Torfason 63
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/1981QR (GS)Iceland - Turkey2-0
ReykjavikLarus Gudmundsson 20, Edvaldsson 65
24/09/1980QR (GS)Turkey - Iceland1-3
IzmirFatih Terim 72 (P); Gudlaugsson 12, Gudmundsson 62, Thordarsson 80
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Turkey42115014----102261018
Iceland54104112----106221810

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Squad list Only this chapter

Turkey - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Serkan Kırıntılı15/02/198532Konyaspor - 0000
-Volkan Babacan11/08/198829İstanbul Başakşehir - 8000
-Harun Tekin17/06/198928Bursaspor - 0000
Defenders
-Sabri Sarıoğlu26/07/198433Göztepe Izmir - 0000
-Caner Erkin04/10/198829Beşiktaş*3000
-Ömer Toprak21/07/198928Dortmund - 3000
-İsmail Köybaşı10/07/198928Fenerbahçe - 4000
-Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199621Freiburg - 3000
Midfielders
-Emre Belözoğlu07/09/198037İstanbul Başakşehir - 1000
-Selçuk İnan10/02/198532Galatasaray*3000
-Arda Turan30/01/198730Barcelona - 4000
-Nuri Şahin05/09/198829Dortmund - 1000
-Mehmet Topal03/03/198631Fenerbahçe - 8000
-Oğuzhan Özyakup23/09/199225Beşiktaş*4000
-Yunus Mallı24/02/199225Wolfsburg - 2000
-Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199423Trabzonspor - 3000
-Kaan Ayhan10/11/199422Düsseldorf - 4000
-Ozan Tufan23/03/199522Fenerbahçe*6200
-Yusuf Yazıcı29/01/199720Trabzonspor - 1000
Forwards
-Burak Yılmaz15/07/198532Trabzonspor - 3200
-Cenk Tosun07/06/199126Beşiktaş*7300
-Enes Ünal10/05/199720Villarreal - 2000
-Emre Mor24/07/199720Celta - 6000
Coach
-Tayfur Havutçu23/04/197047 - 0000
Iceland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Hannes Halldórsson27/04/198433Randers - 7000
-Ögmundur Kristinsson19/06/198928Excelsior - 1000
-Rúnar Rúnarsson18/02/199522Nordsjælland - 0000
Defenders
-Ragnar Sigurdsson19/06/198631Rubin*8100
-Ari Skúlason14/05/198730Lokeren - 4000
-Birkir Sævarsson11/11/198432Hammarby - 8000
-Jón Gudni Fjóluson10/04/198928Norrköping - 0000
-Hordur Magnússon11/02/199324Bristol City - 6100
-Sverrir Ingason05/08/199324Rostov - 2000
-Hjörtur Hermannsson08/02/199522Brøndby - 0000
Midfielders
-Ólafur Skúlason01/04/198334Karabükspor*2000
-Rúrik Gíslason25/02/198829Nürnberg - 3000
-Arnór Smárason07/09/198829Hammarby - 0000
-Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198829Aston Villa*7000
-Kári Árnason13/10/198234Aberdeen*7100
-Aron Gunnarsson22/04/198928Cardiff*7000
-Gylfi Sigurdsson08/09/198928Everton*8300
-Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson18/06/199027Grasshoppers - 0000
-Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199324AEK - 3000
Forwards
-Vidar Orn Kjartansson11/03/199027M. Tel-Aviv - 4000
-Johann Gudmundsson27/10/199026Burnley - 7000
-Alfred Finnbogason01/02/198928Augsburg*6300
-Jón Dadi Bödvarsson25/05/199225Reading - 6000
Coach
-Heimir Hallgrímsson10/06/196750 - 8000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Mircea Lucescu

Date of birth: 29 July 1945
Nationality: Romanian
Playing career: FC Dinamo Bucureşti, FC Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti, FC Corvinul Hunedoara
Coaching career: FC Corvinul Hunedoara, Romania, FC Dinamo Bucureşti, AC Pisa 1909, Brescia Calcio, AC Reggiana 1919, FC Rapid Bucureşti (twice), FC Internazionale Milano, Galatasaray AŞ, Beşiktaş JK, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Zenit, Turkey

• A useful striker for Dinamo in the 1960s and 1970s, winning six league titles and 70 caps for Romania as well as playing at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, Lucescu became Corvinul player-coach in his early 30s and went on to win three Romanian championships with Dinamo.

• Fluent in six foreign languages and regarded as a workaholic, he cemented his reputation at Pisa, Brescia and Reggiana before returning home for the first of two spells as Rapid coach, winning the league in 1998 and 2000.

• Returned to Serie A for a short spell at Inter in 1998/99 before a one-season return to Rapid. After joining Galatasaray in 2000 he lifted the UEFA Super Cup in his first game as coach and took them to the Turkish title in 2001/02 – a feat he repeated with Beşiktaş in 2002/03, their centenary season.

• Left Beşiktaş in 2004 and promptly joined Shakhtar, leading the Donetsk club to titles in 2005, 2006 and 2008, when his side also won the Ukrainian Cup. In May 2009, Lucescu's Shakhtar became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup. He suffered a heart attack that summer but swiftly returned to work, guiding the club to another league title at the end of the season and winning the domestic double in 2010/11, when Shakhtar also reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

• More success followed, Lucescu's team completing a hat-trick of domestic doubles in 2012/13 and making it five league titles in a row the following year. Lucescu stepped down in 2016 after 12 years in charge having won a sixth Ukrainian Cup and, after a year at Zenit, he succeeded Fatih Terim as Turkey coach in August 2017.

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Heimir Hallgrímsson

Date of birth: 10 June 1967
Nationality: Icelandic
Playing career: ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (twice), Íþróttafélagið Höttur, KF Smástund
Coaching career: Íþróttafélagið Höttur (women), ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (women, twice), ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (twice), Iceland (assistant), Iceland (joint coach), Iceland

• Spent the majority of his playing career with ÍBV, who he represented between 1986 and 1992 and again from 1994 to 1996; he spent 1993 playing for Höttur, also managing their women's team.

• Hallgrímsson – who combined his playing career with his part-time duties as a dentist – moved to Smástund in 1996 and continued to represent the club following their merger the following year with Framherjar, from his home town of Vestmannaeyjar.

• Started coaching ÍBV's women's side in 1999 and was appointed assistant coach of the men's team three years later. Returned to the women's selection in 2003, staying for two years; took over as head coach of ÍBV's men's squad in 2006.

• Stayed in that role until 2011; that October, following Lars Lagerbäck's appointment as Iceland coach, Hallgrímsson was named as his assistant. Promoted to the joint coaching role following the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, when Iceland lost in the play-offs to Croatia.

• UEFA EURO 2016 was to be a competition to remember for Iceland, however, as they qualified for a first major finals from a section including the Czech Republic, Turkey and the Netherlands. Even better was to follow in France, Iceland remaining unbeaten to reach the knockout stages and then famously getting the better of England in the last 16 before a 5-2 defeat by the hosts in the last 16. Hallgrímsson took sole charge after the tournament.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSzymon Marciniak (POL)
  • Assistant refereesPaweł Sokolnicki (POL) , Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
  • Fourth officialTomasz Musiał (POL)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerBalázs Makray (HUN)
  • Referee observerCharles Agius (MLT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Szymon Marciniak07/01/1981557

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
05/09/2016WCQRCroatiaTurkey1-1Zagreb

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/10/2011U21QRTurkeyHungary2-1Istanbul
19/02/2015UELR32Liverpool FCBeşiktaş JK1-0Liverpool
15/09/2015UCLGSGalatasaray AŞClub Atlético de Madrid0-2Istanbul
22/06/2016EUROGS-FTIcelandAustria2-1Saint-Denis
05/09/2016WCQRCroatiaTurkey1-1Zagreb

Last updated 04/10/2017 11:23CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Turkey

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Croatia851212316
    Iceland851211716
    Turkey842212814
    Ukraine842211714
    Finland82156107
    Kosovo80173201
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Croatia 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Rakitić 44 (P) , 1-1 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 45+2
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, İsmail Köybaşı, Serdar Aziz, Okay Yokuşlu, Cenk Tosun (71 Olcay Şahan), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan, Emre Mor (85 Volkan Şen), Kaan Ayhan (53 Ahmet Çalık)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Turkey 2-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Yarmolenko 24 (P) , 0-2 Kravets 27, 1-2 Ozan Tufan 45+1, 2-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 81 (P)
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, Hakan Balta (46 Kaan Ayhan), Ömer Toprak, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Enes Ünal (46 Ciğerci), Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan (77 Volkan Şen), Caner Erkin, Emre Mor
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Iceland 2-0 Turkey
    1-0 E. Bjarnason 42, 2-0 Finnbogason 44
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, Ömer Toprak, Yasin Öztekin (59 Cenk Tosun), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan (43 Ciğerci), Caner Erkin, Volkan Şen (66 Mevlüt Erdinç), Emre Mor, Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Turkey 2-0 Kosovo
    1-0 Burak Yılmaz 51, 2-0 Volkan Şen 55
    Volkan Babacan, Ahmet Çalık, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Gökhan Gönül, Selçuk İnan, Arda Turan, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Oğuzhan Özyakup (46 Yunus Mallı), Mehmet Topal, Burak Yılmaz (87 Cenk Tosun), Volkan Şen (76 Cengiz Ünder)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Turkey 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Cenk Tosun 9, 2-0 Cenk Tosun 13
    Volkan Babacan, İsmail Köybaşı, Ömer Toprak, Gökhan Gönül, Selçuk İnan, Cenk Tosun (84 Enes Ünal), Arda Turan, Olcay Şahan (72 Emre Mor), Mehmet Topal, Yunus Mallı (63 Okay Yokuşlu), Volkan Şen
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Kosovo 1-4 Turkey
    0-1 Volkan Şen 6, 1-1 Rrahmani 22, 1-2 Cengiz Ünder 31, 1-3 Burak Yılmaz 61, 1-4 Ozan Tufan 82
    Volkan Babacan, Ozan Tufan, Gökhan Gönül, Selçuk İnan, Hasan Ali Kaldırım (85 İsmail Köybaşı), Oğuzhan Özyakup (73 Yusuf Yazıcı), Mehmet Topal, Burak Yılmaz, Cengiz Ünder, Volkan Şen (80 Emre Mor), Çağlar Söyüncü
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Ukraine 2-0 Turkey
    1-0 Yarmolenko 18, 2-0 Yarmolenko 42
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, İsmail Köybaşı, Serdar Aziz (73 Çağlar Söyüncü), Emre Belözoğlu, Ozan Tufan (60 Oğuzhan Özyakup), Ciğerci, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (68 Arda Turan), Mehmet Topal, Cengiz Ünder
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Turkey 1-0 Croatia
    1-0 Cenk Tosun 75
    Volkan Babacan, Cenk Tosun, Arda Turan (70 Emre Mor), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Çağlar Söyüncü, Oğuzhan Özyakup, Mehmet Topal, Burak Yılmaz (82 Ozan Tufan), Caner Erkin, Nuri Şahin (87 Okay Yokuşlu), Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Turkey-Iceland
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Finland-Turkey

Iceland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Ukraine 1-1 Iceland
    0-1 Finnbogason 6, 1-1 Yarmolenko 41
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson (84 Hallfredsson), B. Bjarnason (75 Traustason), G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason, Árnason, Bödvarsson, A. Gunnarsson, A. Skúlason (42 H. Magnússon)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Iceland 3-2 Finland
    0-1 Pukki 21, 1-1 Árnason 37, 1-2 Lod 39, 2-2 Finnbogason 90+1, 3-2 R. Sigurdsson 90+6
    Kristinsson, B. Sævarsson (89 E. Bjarnason), R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason, Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, Sigurdarsson (75 Kjartansson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    Iceland 2-0 Turkey
    1-0 E. Bjarnason 42, 2-0 Finnbogason 44
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason (67 Kjartansson), Árnason, E. Bjarnason (85 H. Magnússon), Bödvarsson (61 Sigurdarsson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Croatia 2-0 Iceland
    1-0 Brozović 15, 2-0 Brozović 90+1
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, E. Bjarnason (75 Traustason), H. Magnússon, Bödvarsson (75 Kjartansson)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Kosovo 1-2 Iceland
    0-1 Sigurdarsson 25, 0-2 G. Sigurdsson 35 (P) , 1-2 Nuhiu 52
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Kjartansson (69 Bödvarsson), G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson, Traustason (72 Gíslason), Sigurdarsson (86 Skúlason), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Iceland 1-0 Croatia
    1-0 H. Magnússon 90
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, R. Sigurdsson (91 Ingason), Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason (81 Gíslason), G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason (77 Sigurdarsson), Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, H. Magnússon, Hallfredsson
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Finland 1-0 Iceland
    1-0 Ring 8
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson (59 Gíslason), R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason (88 Bödvarsson), Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, H. Magnússon, Hallfredsson (59 Sigurdarsson)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Iceland 2-0 Ukraine
    1-0 G. Sigurdsson 47, 2-0 G. Sigurdsson 66
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, Ingason, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson (92 Finnbogason), A. Gunnarsson, H. Magnússon, Hallfredsson (89 Skúlason), Bödvarsson (67 Sigurdarsson)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Turkey-Iceland
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Iceland-Kosovo

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.