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Iceland made to wait for Cyprus victory

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.53CET
Iceland 2-0 Cyprus
Having overcome a resilient Cyprus team, the Nordic side will finish second in qualifying Group E if they can defeat Norway on Tuesday.
by Stefán Stefánsson
Iceland made to wait for Cyprus victory
Iceland will be celebrating again if they triumph in Oslo on Tuesday ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

IcelandCyprus

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts20
 
2
Attempts on target10
 
0
off target10
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
2
Offsides3
 
3
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
14
Fouls suffered13
 
10

Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.53CET

Iceland made to wait for Cyprus victory

Iceland 2-0 Cyprus
Having overcome a resilient Cyprus team, the Nordic side will finish second in qualifying Group E if they can defeat Norway on Tuesday.

Kolbeinn Sigthórsson and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored after the interval as Iceland consolidated second position in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E with a 2-0 success against Cyprus.

Iceland's patient approach paid dividends when Sigthórsson struck from close range on the hour, a goal added to 16 minutes later by Tottenham Hotspur FC attacking midfielder Sigurdsson.

The breakthrough eventually came following a first half in which the home side managed nine attempts to Cyprus's one, Sigthórsson scoring after a shot by Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson. Now full of confidence, the Nordic team put the result beyond doubt when Sigurdsson turned in a header from defender Kári Árnason.

Victory on Tuesday against Norway will secure Lars Lagerbäck's men a second-place finish behind section winners Switzerland, who qualified for next summer's finals this evening by triumphing in Albania.

Last updated: 14/10/13 0.04CET

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