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UEFA EURO: Iceland - Albania Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

IcelandIcelandLaugardalsvöllur - ReykjavikSaturday 8 June 2019
15.00CET (13.00 local time)
Group H - Matchday -10#ISLALB
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/09/2013QR (GS)Iceland - Albania2-1
ReykjavikB. Bjarnason 14, Sigthórsson 47; Rama 9
12/10/2012QR (GS)Albania - Iceland1-2
TiranaÇani 29; B. Bjarnason 19, G. Sigurdsson 81
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/05/1991PR (GS)Albania - Iceland1-0
TiranaAbazi 65
30/05/1990PR (GS)Iceland - Albania2-0
ReykjavikGudjohnsen 41, Edvaldsson 82
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Iceland11001001----210121
Albania11001001----210112
FIFA*
Iceland11001100----220042
Albania10011001----200224
Friendlies
Iceland------------100112
Albania------------110021
Total
Iceland22002101----530275
Albania21012002----520357

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:12CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Iceland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Hannes Halldórsson27/04/198435Valur - 2000
-Ögmundur Kristinsson19/06/198929Larissa - 0000
-Ingvar Jónsson18/10/198929Viborg - 0000
Defenders
-Ragnar Sigurdsson19/06/198632Rostov - 2000
-Ari Skúlason14/05/198732Lokeren - 2000
-Kári Árnason13/10/198236Gençlerbirliği - 2000
-Victor Pálsson30/04/199128Darmstadt - 0000
-Jón Gudni Fjóluson10/04/198930Krasnodar - 0000
-Hördur Magnússon11/02/199326CSKA Moskva - 1000
-Sverrir Ingason05/08/199325PAOK - 1000
-Hjörtur Hermannsson08/02/199524Brøndby - 0000
Midfielders
-Emil Hallfredsson29/06/198434Udinese - 0000
-Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198831Aston Villa - 2100
-Aron Gunnarsson22/04/198930Cardiff - 2000
-Gylfi Sigurdsson08/09/198929Everton - 2000
-Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson18/06/199028Grasshoppers - 2000
-Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199326Malmö - 2000
-Albert Guðmundsson15/06/199721AZ - 1000
-Arnór Sigurdsson15/05/199920CSKA Moskva - 1000
Forwards
-Kolbeinn Sigthórsson14/03/199029AIK - 0000
-Vidar Kjartansson11/03/199029Hammarby - 1100
-Johann Gudmundsson27/10/199028Burnley - 1000
-Jón Dadi Bödvarsson25/05/199227Reading - 0000
Coach
-Erik Hamrén27/06/195761 - 2000
Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930Atalanta - 2000
-Gentian Selmani09/03/199821Laç - 0000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 1000
-Arlind Ajeti25/09/199325Grasshoppers - 0000
-Elseid Hysaj02/02/199425Napoli - 2000
-Naser Aliji27/12/199325Dinamo Bucureşti - 1000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199622Hajduk Split - 2000
-Enea Mihaj05/06/199821Panetolikos - 0000
-Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199227Cosenza - 0000
Midfielders
-Migjen Basha05/01/198732Aris - 1000
-Odise Roshi22/05/199128Akhmat - 0000
-Taulant Xhaka28/03/199128Basel - 2000
-Amir Abrashi27/03/199029Freiburg - 2100
-Ermir Lenjani05/08/198929Sion - 0000
-Ergys Kaçe08/07/199325Panathinaikos - 1000
-Emanuele Ndoj20/11/199622Brescia - 0000
-Kristi Qose10/06/199523Ružomberok - 0000
-Ylber Ramadani12/04/199623VB - 0000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Akhmat - 2100
-Sokol Çikalleshi27/07/199028Akhisar - 0000
-Armando Sadiku27/05/199128Lugano - 2100
-Myrto Uzuni31/05/199524Lokomotiva Zagreb - 2000
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194573 - 0000

Last updated 08/06/2019 09:34CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Erik Hamrén

Date of birth: 27 June 1957
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Ljusdal, Stockviks
Coaching career: Njurunda (youth), Sundsvall (youth), Bro (youth), Enköping, Väsby, Brommapojkarna, Vasalund, Degerfors, AIK, Örgryte, AaB, Rosenborg, Sweden, Iceland

• Hamrén's short-lived playing career began with home-town club Ljusdal at 17, but after a two-year spell both there and at Stockviks, he was forced into retirement through injury.

• Began coaching at junior level before taking on his first senior post with Enköping and experienced his first major success nine years later, when he led AIK to victory in the 1996 Swedish Cup – a trophy he successfully defended with the Stockholm side the following year. He also took the team to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1996/97, where they bowed out to eventual winners Barcelona. A third Swedish Cup was added to his CV with Örgryte in 2000.

• After moving abroad in 2004 to join AaB he won the Danish Superliga in 2008, having also led them into the UEFA Cup group stage, then followed up with back-to-back Norwegian championships at Rosenborg.

• During his time in Trondheim he was appointed as the coach of the Swedish national side, doing the two jobs simultaneously until he stepped down from his Rosenborg duties in September 2010 to take charge of Sweden full time. Over the next six years he led his country to the finals of both UEFA EURO 2012 and UEFA EURO 2016, missing out on the 2014 FIFA World Cup only after a qualifying play-off defeat by Portugal.

• After two years out of the game he was recalled to the international arena by Iceland, who appointed him as their new head coach on 8 August 2018 in succession to Heimir Hallgrímsson.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=921430.html#erik+hamren

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Edoardo Reja

Date of birth: 10 October 1945
Nationality:
Italian
Playing career: SPAL, Palermo, Alessandria, Benevento
Coaching career: Molinella, Monselice (twice), Pordenone, Pro Gorizia, Treviso, Mestre, Varese, Pescara (youth), Pescara, Cosenza, Verona, Bologna, Lecce, Brescia, Torino, Vicenza, Genoa, Catania, Cagliari, Napoli, Hajduk Split, Lazio (twice), Atalanta, Albania

• Reja came through the ranks at SPAL alongside close friend Fabio Capello, the pair also featuring in the club's first team in Serie A in 1965; Reja went on to make more than 100 career appearances in Italy's top flight and also appeared for Palermo, Alessandria and Benevento before hanging up his boots in 1977.

• Started his coaching career in Serie D with Molinella in 1979, going on to have short spells at a number of lower league clubs before stepping up to Serie B in 1989, when he took charge of Pescara.

• After spells at Cosenza and Lecce, Reja led Brescia – including a young Andrea Pirlo – to the Serie B title in 1997, but opted to drop back into the second division to take charge of Torino. His Serie A debut came in 1998/99 with Vicenza, who he was unable to save from relegation but who he guided to an immediate top-flight return; subsequently also took Cagliari into Serie A in 2003/04.

• In charge of Napoli between 2005 and 2009, winning successive promotions as the club returned to Italy's highest level, with the likes of Marek Hamšík and Ezequiel Lavezzi flourishing under Reja's guidance; then had a short spell in Croatia with Hajduk.

• Returned to his homeland in February 2010, taking charge of Lazio for two years; had a second stint in 2014 prior to a short spell with Atalanta, but had not coached for three years before taking charge of the Albanian national side in April 2019, replacing fellow Italian Christian Panucci.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2608836.html#edoardo+reja

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBobby Madden (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesDouglas Ross (SCO) , David Roome (SCO)
  • Fourth officialDonald Robertson (SCO)
  • UEFA DelegateWilliam Campbell (NIR)
  • UEFA Referee observerCyril Zimmermann (SUI)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Bobby Madden25/10/1978255

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/07/2013UCL3QRFK Austria WienFH Hafnarfjördur1-0Vienna

Last updated 07/06/2019 03:41CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Iceland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France2200816
    Turkey2200606
    Albania2101323
    Iceland2101243
    Andorra2002050
    Moldova2002180
    (22/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-2 Iceland
    0-1 B. Bjarnason 22, 0-2 Kjartansson 80
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson (83 Traustason), B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason (70 Kjartansson), Árnason, A. Gunnarsson (63 Sigurjónsson), Sigurdsson, A. Skúlason
  • (25/03/2019)
    France 4-0 Iceland
    1-0 Umtiti 12, 2-0 Giroud 68, 3-0 Mbappé 78, 4-0 Griezmann 84
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson (84 A. Skúlason), Ingason, R. Sigurdsson, B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, Sigurjónsson (57 Traustason), A. Gunnarsson, H. Magnússon, Guðmundsson (62 Finnbogason)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Iceland-Albania
  • (11/06/2019)
    Iceland-Turkey
  • (07/09/2019)
    Iceland-Moldova
  • (10/09/2019)
    Albania-Iceland
  • (11/10/2019)
    Iceland-France
  • (14/10/2019)
    Iceland-Andorra
  • (14/11/2019)
    Turkey-Iceland
  • (17/11/2019)
    Moldova-Iceland

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France2200816
    Turkey2200606
    Albania2101323
    Iceland2101243
    Andorra2002050
    Moldova2002180
    (22/03/2019)
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Çalhanoğlu 55
    Berisha, Iván Balliu (58 Sadiku), Hysaj, Veseli, Xhimshiti, Memushaj, Xhaka, Ismajli, Balaj (58 Grezda), Uzuni, Abrashi
  • (25/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-3 Albania
    0-1 Sadiku 21, 0-2 Balaj 87, 0-3 Abrashi 90+6
    Berisha, Hysaj, Xhimshiti, Grezda (70 Balaj), Basha (87 Memushaj), Sadiku, Xhaka (67 Abrashi), Ismajli, Aliji, Kaçe, Uzuni
  • (08/06/2019)
    Iceland-Albania
  • (11/06/2019)
    Albania-Moldova
  • (07/09/2019)
    France-Albania
  • (10/09/2019)
    Albania-Iceland
  • (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:12CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Iceland

History
2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not participate
1968 – did not participate
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
2-1:
England v Iceland, 27/06/16
2-1: Iceland v Austria, 22/06/16

Final tournament loss
5-2: France v Iceland, 03/07/16

EURO qualifying win
3-0: seven times, most recently v Kazakhstan, 28/03/15

EURO qualifying loss
0-6: Iceland v East Germany, 03/06/87

Final tournament appearances
5
:
Kári Árnason
5: Birkir Bjarnason
5: Jón Dadi Bödvarsson
5: Johann Gudmundsson
5: Aron Gunnarsson
5: Hannes Halldórsson
5: Birkir Sævarsson
5: Gylfi Sigurdsson
5: Ragnar Sigurdsson
5: Kolbeinn Sigthórsson
5: Ari Skúlason
3: Elmar Bjarnason
3: Alfred Finnbogason

Final tournament goals
2:
Birkir Bjarnason
2:
Kolbeinn Sigthórsson
1:
Gylfi Sigurdsson
1:
Ragnar Sigurdsson
1: Arnor Ingvi Traustason
1:
Jón Dadi Bödvarsson

Overall appearances
29:
Rúnar Kristinsson
29: Eidur Gudjohnsen
28: Atli Edvaldsson
27: Hermann Hreidarsson
25: Arnór Gudjohnsen

Overall goals
10:
Eidur Gudjohnsen
8: Gylfi Sigurdsson
6: Kolbeinn Sigthórsson
5: Atli Edvaldsson
4: Birkir Bjarnason
4: Eyjólfur Sverrisson
3: Heidar Helguson
3: Hermann Hreidarsson

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042540.html#uefa+european+championship+records+iceland

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UEFA European Championship records: Albania

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
1-0: Romania v Albania, 19/06/16

Final tournament defeat
2-0: France v Albania, 15/06/16

Qualifying win
3-0: six times, most recently Armenia v Albania, 11/10/15

Qualifying defeat
9-0: Spain v Albania, 19/12/90

Final tournament appearances
3:
Amir Abrashi
3: Ansi Agolli
3: Etrit Berisha
3: Elseid Hysaj
3: Ermir Lenjani
3: Mërgim Mavraj
3: Odise Roshi
3: Armando Sadiku
2: Arlind Ajeti
2: Andi Lila
2: Lorik Cana
2: Ledian Memushaj
2: Burim Kukeli
2: Taulant Xhaka 

Final tournament goals
1: Armando Sadiku

Overall appearances
29:
Fotaq Strakosha
29: Altin Lala
29: Lorik Cana
25: Erjon Bogdani
25: Klodia Duro
23: Alban Bushi
23: Altin Rraklli

Overall goals
5: Edmond Kapllani
4: Sokol Kushta
4:
Alban Bushi
4: Altin Rraklli
4: Ervin Skela
4: Igli Tare

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042461.html#uefa+european+championship+records+albania

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Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.