Stade de Suisse - Berne 06/09/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Switzerland - Iceland
4-4
 

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Iceland stifle Switzerland with stunning comeback

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.00CET
Iceland stifle Switzerland with stunning comeback
Switzerland's Valon Behrami tries to get away from Birkir Bjarnason ©AFP/Getty Images

Iceland came back from a three-goal deficit to secure a draw in Switzerland thanks to Jóhann Gudmundsson's hat-trick, rounded off by a stunning added-time leveller.

Gudmundsson put the vistors in front after just three minutes, but Ottmar Hitzfeld's side rallied and held a 3-1 lead at half-time after two Stephan Lichtsteiner goals and another from Fabian Schär. Three points seemed a formality for Switzerland after Blerim Dzemaili converted a penalty early in the second half, but Kolbeinn Sigthórsson responded immediately, before Gudmundsson stole the show.

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Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Switzerland
Iceland

4

Goals scored

4

26

Total attempts

11

6

Attempts on target

6

10

off target

4

2

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

3

2

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+1
    Gudmundsson (Iceland) scores!
  • Substitution
    89
    T. Klose (in) - Shaqiri (out) (Switzerland)
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Drmić (Switzerland) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    82
    Skúlason (in) - B. Sævarsson (out) (Iceland)

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