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UEFA EURO: France - Iceland Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

FranceStade de France - Saint-DenisMonday 25 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup H - Matchday 2Iceland
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/07/2016QFFrance - Iceland5-2
Saint-DenisGiroud 12, 59, Pogba 20, Payet 43, Griezmann 45; Sigthórsson 56, B. Bjarnason 84
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/1999PR (GS)France - Iceland3-2
ParisDadason 18 (og), Djorkaeff 38, Trezeguet 71; Sverrisson 48, B. Gunnarsson 56
05/09/1998PR (GS)Iceland - France1-1ReykjavikDadason 32; Dugarry 35
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/11/1991PR (GS)France - Iceland3-1
ParisSimba 41, Cantona 59, 67; Sverrisson 70
05/09/1990PR (GS)Iceland - France1-2
ReykjavikEdvaldsson 85; Papin 12, Cantona 74
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/04/1987PR (GS)France - Iceland2-0
ParisMicciche 37, Stopyra 65
10/09/1986PR (GS)Iceland - France0-0Reykjavik
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/09/1975PR (GS)France - Iceland3-0
NantesGuillou 20, 74, Berdoll 87
25/05/1975PR (GS)Iceland - France0-0Reykjavik
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/09/1957QR (GS)Iceland - France1-5
ReykjavikJonsson 64; Cisowski 29, 32, Ujlaki 48, 66, Wisnieski 53
02/06/1957QR (GS)France - Iceland8-0
NantesOliver 6, 11, Vincent 29, 83, Dereuddre 36, Piantoni 45, 81, Brahimi 49
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:38CET

Squad list Only this chapter

France - Squad list
Current season
-Hugo Lloris26/12/198632Tottenham - 1000
-Steve Mandanda28/03/198533Marseille - 0000
-Alphonse Areola27/02/199326Paris - 0000
-Samuel Umtiti14/11/199325Barcelona - 1000
-Layvin Kurzawa04/09/199226Paris - 1000
-Djibril Sidibé29/07/199226Monaco - 0000
-Kurt Zouma27/10/199424Everton - 0000
-Raphaël Varane25/04/199325Real Madrid - 1100
-Presnel Kimpembe13/08/199523Paris - 0000
-Benjamin Pavard28/03/199622Stuttgart - 1000
-Blaise Matuidi09/04/198731Juventus - 1000
-Moussa Sissoko16/08/198929Tottenham - 0000
-Paul Pogba15/03/199326Man. United - 1000
-Thomas Lemar12/11/199523Atlético - 1000
-Florian Thauvin26/01/199326Marseille - 1000
-N'Golo Kanté29/03/199127Chelsea - 1000
-Tanguy Ndombele28/12/199622Lyon - 0000
-Antoine Griezmann21/03/199128Atlético - 1100
-Olivier Giroud30/09/198632Chelsea - 1100
-Nabil Fekir18/07/199325Lyon - 1000
-Kylian Mbappé20/12/199820Paris - 1100
-Didier Deschamps15/10/196850 - 1000
Iceland - Squad list
Current season
-Hannes Halldórsson27/04/198434Qarabağ - 1000
-Ögmundur Kristinsson19/06/198929Larissa - 0000
-Rúnar Rúnarsson18/02/199524Dijon - 0000
-Ragnar Sigurdsson19/06/198632Rostov - 1000
-Ari Skúlason14/05/198731Lokeren - 1000
-Kári Árnason13/10/198236Gençlerbirliği - 1000
-Birkir Sævarsson11/11/198434Valur - 1000
-Victor Pálsson30/04/199127Darmstadt - 0000
-Jón Gudni Fjóluson10/04/198929Krasnodar - 0000
-Hördur Magnússon11/02/199326CSKA Moskva - 0000
-Sverrir Ingason05/08/199325PAOK - 0000
-Hjörtur Hermannsson08/02/199524Brøndby - 0000
-Rúrik Gíslason25/02/198831Sandhausen - 0000
-Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198830Aston Villa - 1100
-Aron Gunnarsson22/04/198929Cardiff - 1000
-Gylfi Sigurdsson08/09/198929Everton - 1000
-Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson18/06/199028Grasshoppers - 1000
-Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199325Malmö - 1000
-Albert Guðmundsson15/06/199721AZ - 0000
-Arnór Sigurdsson15/05/199919CSKA Moskva - 1000
-Vidar Kjartansson11/03/199029Hammarby - 1100
-Alfred Finnbogason01/02/198930Augsburg - 1000
-Erik Hamrén27/06/195761 - 1000

Last updated 25/03/2019 10:30CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Didier Deschamps

Date of birth: 15 October 1968
Nationality: French
Playing career: Nantes, Marseille (twice), Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea, Valencia
Coaching career: Monaco, Juventus, Marseille, France

• A product of Nantes's highly rated youth system, Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993. Signed for Juve in 1994 and won the UEFA Champions League again in 1996, adding three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a European/South American Cup.

• Left in 1999 for Chelsea, staying one season and lifting the FA Cup, before ending his career with a year in Valencia, watching from the bench as they lost the 2001 UEFA Champions League final to Bayern München. Skippered France to victory on home soil at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also at UEFA EURO 2000, retiring that year with 103 caps.

• Started coaching career in 2001 with Monaco, landing the French League Cup in 2003 and reaching the UEFA Champions League final a year later, going down to José Mourinho's Porto. Resigned in September 2005 and joined his old club Juventus, then in Serie B, the following June. Stepped down after securing promotion back to Serie A in May 2007.

• Appointed Marseille boss in May 2009, replacing Eric Gerets. Ended OM's 18-year wait for the Ligue 1 championship in his first term and added a maiden League Cup, retaining the latter trophy in the next two campaigns.

• Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals, and then to the final of UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil only to lose to Portugal in extra time. Redemption followed at Russia 2018, where France went all the way to lift the trophy, making Deschamps only the third man to win the World Cup as both player and coach after Mário Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.


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.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIstván Kovács (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesVasile Florin Marinescu (ROU) , Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
  • Fourth officialMarius Avram (ROU)
  • UEFA DelegateTammo Beishuizen (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerFrank De Bleeckere (BEL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
István Kovács 16/09/1984053

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
25/07/2013UEL2QRÍBV VestmannaeyjarFK Crvena zvezda0-0Vestmannaeyjar
09/07/2015UEL1QRFC KoperVíkingur Reykjavík2-2Koper
08/12/2016UELGSRSC AnderlechtAS Saint-Étienne2-3Brussels
15/02/2018UELR32OGC NiceFC Lokomotiv Moskva2-3Nice

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    Moldova 1-4 France
    0-1 Griezmann 24, 0-2 Varane 27, 0-3 Giroud 36, 0-4 Mbappé 87, 1-4 Ambros 89
    Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Pogba, Griezmann (73 Thauvin), Giroud (81 Fekir), Mbappé, Kanté, Matuidi (73 Lemar), Kurzawa
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  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    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
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Last updated 24/03/2019 00:02CET


:: 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.


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
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