Antonis Papadopoulos - Larnaca 11/09/2012 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Cyprus - Iceland
1-0
 

Cyprus - Iceland 1-0 - 11/09/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Makridis ends Cyprus wait for qualifying win

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 21.00CET
Makridis ends Cyprus wait for qualifying win
Constantinos Makridis is mobbed by his Cyprus team-mates ©Getty Images

Constantinos Makridis scored the only goal as Cyprus recorded their first competitive victory in almost three years, defeating Iceland in their second 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Makridis's 57th-minute shot not only got Cyprus off the mark in Group E following their defeat by Albania on Friday, but also ended the island's barren run in qualifying stretching back to a 4-1 victory against Bulgaria in October 2009.

Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Iceland

Iceland

1Kissas (GK)
80
12Halldórsson (GK)
2Dossa Júnior2B. Sævarsson
3E. Charalambous5Ottesen
87
4Merkis8B. Bjarnason
8Solomou10G. Sigurdsson
9Christofi11Gíslason
73
11Konstantinou (C)
66
13Eiríksson
63
13Makridis
57
90+2
15Daníelsson
77
18Dobrašinović
77
16R. Sigurdsson
21Laban
89
17A. Gunnarsson (C)
23Nikolaou21Hallfredsson
46

Substitutes

22Mastrou (GK)1Gunnleifsson (GK)
5Parpas22Björnsson (GK)
6Angeli3A. Adalsteinsson
7Aloneftis
66
4E. Jónsson
10Charalambides6Steinsson
14Mytidis7Gudmundsson
77
83
15Vasiliou14Árnason
16Sielis
77
82
19Finnbogason
46
17Demetriou
90+2
20Thorvaldsson
19Alexandrou23A. Skúlason
63
20Avraam

Coaches

Nikos Nioplias (GRE) Lars Lagerbäck (SWE)

Referee

Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 20:17 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Cyprus
Iceland

1

Goals scored

0

21

Total attempts

5

7

Attempts on target

1

10

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

2

5

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

1

9

Fouls committed

18

17

Fouls suffered

7

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Demetriou (in) - Makridis (out) (Cyprus)
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Laban (Cyprus) is shown a yellow card.
  • Red Card
    87
    Ottesen (Iceland) is shown the red card.

See also

  • Cyprus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Slovenia, 12 October 2012, 2-1
  • Iceland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Albania, 12 October 2012, 1-2
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