Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik 07/06/2013 - 21:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Iceland - Slovenia
2-4
 

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Slovenia sweep to Iceland success

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.00CET
Slovenia sweep to Iceland success
Slovenia had plenty to celebrate in Iceland ©AFP/Getty Images

Iceland's FIFA World Cup qualifying hopes took a knock as Slovenia ran out 4-2 winners in Reykjavik to move within three points of their third-placed hosts in the Group E standings.

Lars Lagerbäck's Iceland had won 2-1 when the teams met in Ljubljana in March but the boot was on the other foot at the Laugardalsvöllur Stadium as Andraž Kirm gave the visitors an early lead. Despite quick replies from Birkir Bjarnason and Alfred Finnbogason, the latter a penalty, Iceland themselves were swiftly pegged back by Valter Birsa's spot kick. Second-half strikes from Boštjan Cesar and René Krhin secured the points for Slovenia.

Match statistics

Iceland
Slovenia

2

Goals scored

4

12

Total attempts

11

5

Attempts on target

8

7

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

1

2

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

20

18

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90
    Andraž Struna (in) - Birsa (out) (Slovenia)
  • Substitution
    87
    Matavž (in) - Novakovič (out) (Slovenia)
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Kirm (Slovenia) is booked.
  • Goal
    85
    Krhin (Slovenia) scores!

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