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Iceland down Netherlands to make history

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 19.53CET
Netherlands 0-1 Iceland
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir's first-half header took Iceland past their opponents and into the last eight with their first-ever finals victory.
by Ian Holyman
from Växjö Arena

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Match statistics

NetherlandsIceland

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts22
 
7
Attempts on target5
 
1
off target10
 
4
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners5
 
5
Offsides3
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
8

Standings

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 19.53CET

Iceland down Netherlands to make history

Netherlands 0-1 Iceland
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir's first-half header took Iceland past their opponents and into the last eight with their first-ever finals victory.

Iceland coach Sigurdur Eyjólfsson had stated his squad were forged to make breakthroughs, and having claimed their maiden point at this level in the draw with Norway earlier in UEFA Women's EURO 2013, they defeated the Netherlands to venture into the quarter-finals.

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir's header on the half-hour mark at the Växjö Arena was enough to ensure progress as one of the two best third-placed teams in the competition. Though he will have to wait until the conclusion of Group C before knowing whether his team will play Sweden or France for a place in the last four, Eyjólfsson, who spent much of the game shielding his eyes from the glorious evening sunshine, can now look ahead to even brighter horizons. Condemned to bottom spot in Group B, the Netherlands, surprise semi-finalists four years ago, exit without a goal to their name.

Both teams knew victory would secure a quarter-final berth regardless of the day's other result in the section, and their determination to shape their own destiny was evident. Katrin Jónsdóttir had a header steered off the goal-line by Dyanne Bito before Hólmfridur Magnúsdóttir surged onto Rakel Hönnudóttir's judiciously-weighted pass. A post, this time, saved the Dutch.

Roger Reijners' side tested the woodwork too when Lieke Marten's long-range drive was tipped onto her bar by Gudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir, but the Netherlands' good fortune at the opposite end finally ran out as Brynjarsdóttir sneaked between two defenders before directing a header beyond Loes Geurts.

Had Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir not headed wide just after, the outcome would have been in little doubt before the break. Instead, Iceland made their boisterous fans sweat, and not merely due to the pleasant evening sun as the Netherlands pushed the ever-threatening Lieke Martens into a central role in the hope the FCR 2001 Duisburg forward could find a way through.

She almost did, but Gunnarsdóttir scrambled to her right to push away a low drive before doing the same thing on the opposite hand to parry Sherida Spitse's shot and see her nation into the knockout stages.

Player of the match: Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (Iceland)

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.25CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Iceland

Iceland

1
GeurtsLoes Geurts (GK)
13
G. GunnarsdóttirGudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (GK)
2
BitoDyanne Bito
2
AtladóttirSif Atladóttir
3
KosterDaphne Koster (C)
Yellow Card16
5
GísladóttirHallbera Gísladóttir
5
Van den HeiligenbergClaudia van den Heiligenberg
6
MagnúsdóttirHólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir
Yellow Card90+2
6
HoogendijkAnouk Hoogendijk
7
GunnarsdóttirSara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir
7
Van de VenKirsten van de Ven
Substitution77
8
JónsdóttirKatrín Jónsdóttir (C)
8
SpitseSherida Spitse
9
M. VidarsdóttirMargrét Lára Vidarsdóttir
Substitution62
9
MelisManon Melis
10
LárusdóttirDóra Maria Lárusdóttir
10
Van de DonkDanielle van de Donk
14
BrynjarsdóttirDagný Brynjarsdóttir
Goal30
11
MartensLieke Martens
19
FridriksdóttirFanndís Fridriksdóttir
Substitution86
14
SlegersRenée Slegers
Yellow Card28
Substitution46
22
HönnudóttirRakel Hönnudóttir

Substitutes

23
ChristAngela Christ (GK)
1
HelgadóttirThóra Helgadóttir (GK)
16
van VeenendaalSari van Veenendaal (GK)
12
SigurdardóttirSandra Sigurdardóttir (GK)
4
Van DongenMerel van Dongen
3
Ó. VidarsdóttirÓlína Vidarsdóttir
Substitution86
12
HeuverMaayke Heuver
4
ViggósdóttirGlódís Viggósdóttir
13
SmitSylvia Smit
Substitution77
11
ÓmarsdóttirKatrín Ómarsdóttir
15
StentlerLeonne Stentler
15
A. KristjansdóttirAnna Bjork Kristjansdóttir
17
WormSiri Worm
16
ThorsteinsdóttirHarpa Thorsteinsdóttir
Substitution62
18
DekkerAnouk Dekker
Substitution46
17
E. VidarsdóttirElisa Vidarsdóttir
19
VersteegtMandy Versteegt
18
ÓdinsdóttirGudný Björk Ódinsdóttir
20
Van LunterenDesiree van Lunteren
20
T. JónsdóttirThórunn Jónsdóttir
21
De RidderChantal de Ridder
21
Sof. GunnarsdóttirSoffia Gunnarsdóttir
22
RoelvinkMirte Roelvink
23
JensenElín Jensen

Coach

Roger Reijners (NED) Sigurdur Eyjolfsson (ISL)

Referee

Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)

Assistant referees

Petruta Iugulescu (ROU), Lucie Ratajová (CZE)

Fourth official

Carina Vitulano (ITA)

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