|Attempts on target||3||4|
|C||Kazakhstan||Republic of Ireland|
|G||Liechtenstein||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
After an 11-match wait, spanning 25 years, Iceland finally overcame Norway as they earned a 2-0 win against their rivals in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E.
Goals in either half from Kári Árnason and Alfred Finnbogason did the damage as Lars Lägerback's charges made history and got their campaign off to the perfect start.
After surviving a difficult opening period, Iceland pushed on and from a long throw by captain Aron Gunnarsson, defender Kári Árnason stabbed the ball inside the left post for a 21st-minute lead. The home side almost doubled their lead before the break, hitting the post from a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick, but the guests recovered and battled back, John Arne Riise impressing on his national record 105th-cap and the front three showing good movement but failing to find a goal.
Norway kept up the pressure in the second half, with substitute Joshua King at the heart, but Iceland defended solidly and waited for a chance to counter. On 72 minutes striker Alfred Finnbogason, newly signed by sc Heerenveen, came on for Rúrik Gíslason and nine minutes later he showed why the Dutch side were so keen to secure his services. Collecting a long ball by Sigurdsson, Finnbogason ran half the field to slot past the keeper from close range. King struck the crossbar in added time, but Iceland held on.
"I'm very pleased; we played as planned after working well in friendlies and training," said Iceland coach Lägerback. "The players did not give the Norwegians much space and were constantly disturbing their game. We can dream but I want to be an optimistic realist: This is only the first game of ten."
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|12||Hannes Halldórsson (GK)||12||Espen Bugge Pettersen (GK)|
|6||Grétar Steinsson||3||Kjetil Wæhler|
|8||Birkir Bjarnason||5||Brede Hangeland (C)|
|10||Gylfi Sigurdsson||6||John Arne Riise|
|13||Bjarni Eiríksson||9||Mohammed Abdellaoue|
|15||Helgi Daníelsson||13||Bjørn Helge Riise|
|16||Ragnar Sigurdsson||14||Espen Ruud|
|17||Aron Gunnarsson (C)|
|22||Haraldur Björnsson (GK)||1||Rune Jarstein (GK)|
|1||Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson (GK)||2||Tom Høgli|
|2||Birkir Sævarsson||4||Vadim Demidov|
|3||Arnór Adalsteinsson||7||Markus Henriksen|
|7||Johann Gudmundsson||18||Joshua King|
|19||Ruben Yttergård Jenssen|
|20||Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson||20||Alexander Søderlund|
|23||Ari Skúlason||22||Andre Hansen (GK)|
|Lars Lagerbäck (SWE)||Egil Olsen (NOR)|
|Antony Gautier (FRA)|
|Michael Annonier (FRA), Frédéric Cano (FRA)|
|Ruddy Buquet (FRA)|