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Sigurdarson double helps Iceland past Belgium

Published: Thursday 1 September 2011, 21.59CET
Iceland 2-1 Belgium
Björn Sigurdarson's goal three minutes from time, his second of the game, got Iceland off to a winning start in qualifying Group 8.
Sigurdarson double helps Iceland past Belgium
Björn Sigurdarson was part of the Iceland squad at the 2011 finals ©Action Images
Published: Thursday 1 September 2011, 21.59CET

Sigurdarson double helps Iceland past Belgium

Iceland 2-1 Belgium
Björn Sigurdarson's goal three minutes from time, his second of the game, got Iceland off to a winning start in qualifying Group 8.

Belgium were left ruing a lack of cutting edge in their first match of qualifying Group 8 after losing 2-1 to Iceland, for whom Björn Sigurdarson scored twice.

Sigurdarson opened the scoring on 25 minutes when he ran on to Björn Sverrisson's through ball and deftly chipped goalkeeper Colin Coosemans. Though Francky Dury's side controlled the game for long spells and restored parity before the break through Christian Benteke, who was unfortunate not add to his tally, Sigurdarson had the final say with three minutes remaining.

Set clear by Kristinn Steindórsson, the Lilleström SK striker kept his composure for a second time, ensuring the hosts of a winning start in their bid to reach the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals for the second successive tournament.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.18CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Belgium

Belgium

1
PéturssonArnar Pétursson (GK)
1
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
2
K. JónssonKristinn Jónsson
2
Cavanda Luis Cavanda (GK)
Yellow Card76
Substitution89
3
MargeirssonFinnur Margeirsson (C)
3
D.WuytensDries Wuytens
Yellow Card19
4
LaxdalJóhann Laxdal
4
MertensGrégory Mertens
5
ValdimarssonThórarinn Valdimarsson
5
De BockLaurens De Bock
6
SigurbjörnssonEidur Sigurbjörnsson
6
Van AckerThibaut Van Acker
7
SteindórssonKristinn Steindórsson
7
FrancoisGuillaume Francois
Substitution68
8
SigurdarssonBjörn Sigurdarsson
Goal25
Goal87
Yellow Card90
8
De PauwNill De Pauw (C)
9
SverrissonBjörn Sverrisson
Substitution74
9
BentekeChristian Benteke
Goal42
Yellow Card89
10
JóhannssonAron Jóhannsson
10
MeunierThomas Meunier
11
PálssonGudlaugur Pálsson
Yellow Card89
11
D'HaeneKristof D'Haene
Yellow Card65
Substitution75

Substitutes

12
ÓlafssonÁrni Ólafsson (GK)
12
KaminskiThomas Kaminski (GK)
13
GudjónssonBrynar Gudjónsson
13
AngeliArnor Angeli
14
MagnússonHlynur Magnússon
14
BrunoGianni Bruno
Substitution68
15
KárasonKolbeinn Kárason
15
DaeseleireDimitri Daeseleire
16
SigurjónssonAtli Sigurjónsson
Substitution74
16
NgawaPierre-Yves Ngawa
17
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
17
OjoFunso Ojo
Substitution89
18
HelgasonGisli Pall Helgason
18
MpokuPaul-José Mpoku
Substitution75

Coach

Tómas Tómasson (ISL)

Referee

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Assistant referees

Antonin Kordula (CZE), Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Matějek (CZE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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