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Iceland put the freeze on Sweden

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.11CET
Sweden 1-4 Iceland A dismal defeat against their Nordic neighbours denied Sweden a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.11CET

Iceland put the freeze on Sweden

Sweden 1-4 Iceland A dismal defeat against their Nordic neighbours denied Sweden a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Sweden's UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying came to a sticky end as they missed out on the play-offs with a shock 4-1 defeat at home against Iceland.

Disastrous result
A win against their Nordic neighbours would have seen them steal the runners up slot in Group 8 from Hungary, who could only draw 2-2 at home against group winners Croatia tonight, but instead Sweden were humbled at home by an Iceland side who had previously beaten them 3-1 in Grindavik.

Sveinsson double
Iceland's evening got off to a good start in Eskilstuna as Hördur Sveinsson opened the scoring for the visitors after 40 minutes, and Sweden were dealt a further blow two minutes into first-half added time when the same player doubled Iceland's advantage.

Added-time goals
Matters went from bad to worse midway through the second period as Bjarni Vidarsson beat Sweden goalkeeper Christoffer Källkvist for a third time. Alexander Farnerud pulled a goal back for the Swedes in added time, but substitute Gardar Gunnlaugsson subsequently scored a fourth for Iceland.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.03CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Iceland

Iceland

1
KällkvistChristoffer Källkvist (GK)
1
KaleIngvar Kale (GK)
2
WendtOscar Wendt
2
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
3
GranqvistAndreas Granqvist (C)
3
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
4
J. OlssonJonas Olsson
Yellow Card73
4
G. T. GunnarssonGunnar Thor Gunnarsson
5
StenmanFredrik Stenman
5
BjarnasonTryggvi Bjarnason
Yellow Card73
6
Petter AnderssonPetter Andersson
Substitution77
6
VidarssonBjarni Vidarsson
Goal78
7
DahlAndreas Dahl
Substitution67
7
KristjanssonSigmundur Kristjansson
Substitution65
8
LarssonSebastian Larsson
8
SævarssonJónas Sævarsson
9
FarnerudAlexander Farnerud
Goal90+2
9
SveinssonHördur Sveinsson
Goal40
Goal45+1
Substitution51
10
DahlbergMikael Dahlberg
10
D. VidarssonDavíd Vidarsson (C)
11
GoitomHenok Goitom
Substitution46
11
PálmasonPálmi Pálmason
Substitution59

Substitutes

12
HassanAbbas Hassan (GK)
12
DavídssonHrafn Davídsson (GK)
13
BjärsmyrMattias Bjärsmyr
13
MagnússonHelgi Magnússon
14
LustigMikael Lustig
17
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Substitution65
15
ÅlanderStefan Ålander
15
T. BjarnasonTheodor Bjarnason
Substitution59
16
BatanStefan Batan
Substitution67
14
GunnlaugssonGardar Gunnlaugsson
Substitution51
Goal90+5
17
PodeMarcus Pode
Substitution77
16
GislasonSteinthor Gislason
18
Erkan ZenginErkan Zengin
Substitution46

Coach

Tommy Söderberg (SWE) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Assistant referees

Paul Munn (NIR), Gerard Flynn (NIR)

Fourth official

Adrian Mccourt (NIR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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