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MoldovaMoldovaStadionul Zimbru - ChisinauSunday 17 November 2019
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Group H - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/09/2019QR (GS)Iceland - Moldova3-0
ReykjavikSigthórsson 31, B. Bjarnason 55, Bödvarsson 77
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Moldova----1001----100103
Iceland1100--------110030
FIFA*
Moldova------------------
Iceland------------------
Friendlies
Moldova------------------
Iceland------------------
Total
Moldova----1001----100103
Iceland1100--------110030

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:27CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Moldova - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Denis Rusu02/08/199029Politehnica Iaşi - 0000
-Alexei Koşelev19/11/199325Fortuna Sittard - 9000
-Nicolai Cebotari24/05/199722Sfintul Gheorghe - 0000
Defenders
-Igor Armaş14/07/198732Voluntari - 4100
-Ion Jardan10/01/199029Petrocub - 5000
-Veaceslav Posmac07/11/199029Sheriff - 5000
-Maxim Focşa 21/04/199227Sfintul Gheorghe - 0000
-Dinu Graur27/12/199424Astra - 7000
-Artur Craciun29/06/199821U Cluj - 1000
Midfielders
-Artur Patraş10/01/198831Zimbru - 1000
-Andrei Cojocari21/01/198732Petrocub - 0000
-Artur Ioniţa17/08/199029Cagliari - 8000
-Cătălin Carp20/10/199326Ufa - 6000
-Radu Gînsari10/12/199127Krylya Sovetov - 8000
-Vadim Raţă05/05/199326Chindia Targoviste - 1100
-Eugeniu Cociuc11/05/199326Sabail - 4000
-Evgheni Oancea05/01/199623SKA-Khabarovsk - 0000
-Alexandr Belousov14/05/199821Sheriff - 0000
Forwards
-Denis Marandici18/09/199623União Leiria - 0000
-Nicolae Milinceanu01/08/199227Vaduz - 1000
-Vitalie Damaşcan24/01/199920Fortuna Sittard - 3000
-Sergiu Platica05/06/199128Milsami - 1000
Coach
-Engin Firat11/06/197049 - 1000
Iceland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Hannes Halldórsson27/04/198435Valur - 9000
-Ögmundur Kristinsson19/06/198930Larissa - 0000
-Ingvar Jónsson18/10/198930Viborg - 0000
Defenders
-Ragnar Sigurdsson19/06/198633Rostov - 9200
-Ari Skúlason14/05/198732Oostende - 9000
-Kári Árnason13/10/198237Víkingur Reykjavík - 8000
-Hólmar Eyjólfsson06/08/199029Levski - 0000
-Victor Pálsson30/04/199128Darmstadt - 3000
-Jón Gudni Fjóluson10/04/198930Krasnodar - 1000
-Hördur Magnússon11/02/199326CSKA Moskva - 4000
-Sverrir Ingason05/08/199326PAOK - 2000
-Hjörtur Hermannsson08/02/199524Brøndby - 4000
-Samúel Friðjónsson22/02/199623Viking - 0000
Midfielders
-Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198831Al-Arabi SC - 9200
-Gylfi Sigurdsson08/09/198930Everton - 9100
-Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199326Malmö - 8000
-Aron Elís Thrándarson10/11/199425Aalesund - 0000
-Mikael Anderson01/07/199821Midtjylland - 1000
-Arnór Sigurdsson15/05/199920CSKA Moskva - 5100
Forwards
-Kolbeinn Sigthórsson14/03/199029AIK - 7300
-Vidar Kjartansson11/03/199029Rubin - 4100
-Jón Dadi Bödvarsson25/05/199227Millwall - 6100
Coach
-Erik Hamrén27/06/195762 - 9000

Last updated 17/11/2019 14:00CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Engin Fırat

Date of birth: 11 June 1970
Nationality: Turkish/German
Playing career: none
Coaching career: LR Ahlen, Incheon United, Kayseri Erciyesspor, Sephan, Gostaresh, Saipa, Moldova

• Born in Istanbul, Engin Fırat never played professional football, but after graduating in Germany, has made his career in the sport.

• Started out in 1997, aged 27, as an assistant to Horst Hrubesch at Samsunspor before taking a similar role with a number of clubs in Turkey, Germany and South Korea over the next decade.

• Moved to Iran in 2007, where he coached several clubs and assisted Ali Daei during his time as national team boss.

• Between 2015 and 2017, Fırat was sporting director at Kardemir Karabükspor and then Dallas City.

• Named Moldova coach in late October 2019, replacing Semen Altman for the final two games of their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2632217.html#engin+fırat

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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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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePavel Královec (CZE)
  • Assistant refereesIvo Nadvornik (CZE) , Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
  • Fourth officialMiroslav Zelinka (CZE)
  • UEFA DelegateDiana Andersen (DEN)
  • UEFA Referee observerKonrad Plautz (AUT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Pavel Královec16/08/197710103

Pavel Královec

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2002
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: UEFA EURO 2016, 2012 Olympic Games, 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
N/A

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/11/2007EUROQRMoldovaHungary3-0Chisinau

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
11/10/2005U21QRItalyMoldova1-0Rieti
17/11/2007EUROQRMoldovaHungary3-0Chisinau
17/09/2009UELGSFCSBFC Sheriff Tiraspol0-0Bucharest
02/09/2017WCQRFinlandIceland1-0Tampere

Last updated 15/11/2019 11:29CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Moldova

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France971123622
    Turkey962116320
    Iceland9513121016
    Albania9414161213
    Andorra91173184
    Moldova91083243
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Moldova 1-4 France
    0-1 Griezmann 24, 0-2 Varane 27, 0-3 Giroud 36, 0-4 Mbappé 87, 1-4 Ambros 89
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Posmac, Ioniţa, Carp, Cebotaru, Cociuc (46 Rozgoniuc), Gînsari, Nicolaescu (59 Damaşcan), I. Jardan, A. Antoniuc (73 Ambros)
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Turkey 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Hasan Ali Kaldırım 24, 2-0 Cenk Tosun 26, 3-0 Cenk Tosun 53, 4-0 Kaan Ayhan 70
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Rozgoniuc, Posmac, Ioniţa, Carp (46 Țurcan), Cebotaru, Gînsari (73 A. Antoniuc), I. Jardan, Ambros (57 Nicolaescu), Graur
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Moldova 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Armaş 8
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Armaş, Efros, Ioniţa, Carp, Gînsari, I. Jardan, A. Antoniuc (64 Cociuc), Suvorov (50 Cebotaru), Damaşcan (80 Boiciuc)
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Albania 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Çikalleshi 66, 2-0 Ramadani 90+3
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Armaş, Efros, Carp, Cebotaru, Gînsari, I. Jardan (76 Graur), A. Antoniuc, Suvorov (74 Cociuc), Damaşcan (70 Boiciuc)
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    Iceland 3-0 Moldova
    1-0 Sigthórsson 31, 2-0 B. Bjarnason 55, 3-0 Bödvarsson 77
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Armaş, Mudrac, Ioniţa, Carp (67 Țurcan), Cebotaru, Gînsari (80 Sandu), Cemîrtan (65 Cojocaru), Suvorov, Graur
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Moldova 0-4 Turkey
    0-1 Cenk Tosun 37, 0-2 Deniz Türüc 57, 0-3 Cenk Tosun 79, 0-4 Yusuf Yazıcı 88
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Mudrac, Efros, Ioniţa (81 Ghecev), Cebotaru, Gînsari (68 Cemîrtan), Țurcan, Suvorov (75 Rozgoniuc), Sandu, Graur
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Andorra 1-0 Moldova
    1-0 Vales 63
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Posmac, Ioniţa, Mihaliov (72 Dedov), Cebotaru, Gînsari, Prepeliță, Suvorov, Boiciuc, Graur
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Moldova 0-4 Albania
    0-1 Çikalleshi 22, 0-2 Bare 34, 0-3 Trashi 40, 0-4 Manaj 90
    Koşelev, Reabciuk, Mudrac (31 Rozgoniuc), Posmac, Ioniţa, Cebotaru, Prepeliță, Suvorov (60 Boiciuc), Anton, Sidorenco (80 Sandu), Graur
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    France 2-1 Moldova
    0-1 Raţă 9, 1-1 Varane 35, 2-1 Giroud 79 (P)
    Koşelev, Armaş, Platica, Posmac, Ioniţa, Carp, Cociuc, Gînsari (74 Milinceanu), Craciun, I. Jardan (68 Graur), Raţă (81 Patraş)
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Moldova-Iceland

Iceland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France971123622
    Turkey962116320
    Iceland9513121016
    Albania9414161213
    Andorra91173184
    Moldova91083243
    Matchday 1 (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
  • Matchday 2 (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)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Iceland 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Gudmundsson 22
    Halldórsson, Hermannsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson (56 Traustason), B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, Sigurjónsson (81 Sigurdsson), A. Gunnarsson, Kjartansson (63 Sigthórsson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Iceland 2-1 Turkey
    1-0 R. Sigurdsson 21, 2-0 R. Sigurdsson 32, 2-1 Dorukhan Toköz 40
    Halldórsson, Hermannsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson (80 Traustason), B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson, Bödvarsson (64 Sigthórsson), A. Skúlason (69 H. Magnússon)
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    Iceland 3-0 Moldova
    1-0 Sigthórsson 31, 2-0 B. Bjarnason 55, 3-0 Bödvarsson 77
    Halldórsson, Hermannsson, R. Sigurdsson, B. Bjarnason (78 Sigurjónsson), Sigthórsson (63 Hallfredsson), G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, Traustason, Bödvarsson (84 Kjartansson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Albania 4-2 Iceland
    1-0 Dermaku 32, 1-1 G. Sigurdsson 47, 2-1 Hysaj 52, 2-2 Sigthórsson 58, 3-2 Roshi 79, 4-2 Çikalleshi 83
    Halldórsson, Hermannsson, R. Sigurdsson, B. Bjarnason (71 H. Magnússon), G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, Sigurjónsson, A. Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson (56 Sigthórsson), Bödvarsson (83 Kjartansson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Iceland 0-1 France
    0-1 Giroud 66 (P)
    Halldórsson, Pálsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson (15 Bödvarsson), B. Bjarnason, Sigthórsson, G. Sigurdsson, Árnason, Sigurjónsson (73 Finnbogason), Traustason (81 Sigurdsson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Iceland 2-0 Andorra
    1-0 Sigurdsson 38, 2-0 Sigthórsson 65
    Halldórsson, Fjóluson, Pálsson, R. Sigurdsson (68 Ingason), B. Bjarnason (70 Hallfredsson), Sigthórsson, G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason (64 Bödvarsson), Sigurdsson, Traustason, A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Turkey 0-0 Iceland
    Halldórsson, Pálsson, R. Sigurdsson, B. Bjarnason, Sigthórsson, G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason (24 Sigurdsson), Árnason, Traustason (63 H. Magnússon), Bödvarsson, A. Skúlason (85 Anderson)
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Moldova-Iceland

Last updated 15/11/2019 11:31CET

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.