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UEFA EURO: Albania - Iceland Match press kits

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AlbaniaAlbaniaElbasan Arena - ElbasanTuesday 10 September 2019
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Group H - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/06/2019QR (GS)Iceland - Albania1-0
ReykjavikGudmundsson 22
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
Albania11002002----310213
Iceland22001001----320131
FIFA*
Albania10011001----200224
Iceland11001100----220042
Friendlies
Albania------------110021
Iceland------------100112
Total
Albania21013003----620458
Iceland33002101----640285

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 09/09/2019 11:59CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Thomas Strakosha19/03/199524Lazio - 1000
-Gentian Selmani09/03/199821Laç - 0000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 3000
-Mërgim Mavraj09/06/198633Fürth - 2000
-Elseid Hysaj02/02/199425Napoli - 5000
-Berat Xhimshiti19/02/199326Atalanta - 3000
-Marash Kumbulla08/02/200019Verona - 0000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199622Hajduk Split - 5000
-Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199227Parma - 1000
Midfielders
-Odise Roshi22/05/199128Akhmat - 2000
-Taulant Xhaka28/03/199128Basel*4000
-Amir Abrashi27/03/199029Freiburg - 5100
-Ermir Lenjani05/08/198930Sion - 2000
-Ledian Memushaj07/12/198632Pescara - 2000
-Keidi Bare28/08/199722Málaga - 1000
-Kristi Qose10/06/199524Ružomberok - 1000
-Ylber Ramadani12/04/199623VB - 2100
-Klaus Gjasula14/12/198929Paderborn - 1000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Sturm - 4100
-Sokol Çikalleshi27/07/199029Akhisar - 3200
-Rei Manaj24/02/199722Albacete - 0000
-Myrto Uzuni31/05/199524Lokomotiva Zagreb - 4000
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194573 - 3000
Iceland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Hannes Halldórsson27/04/198435Valur - 5000
-Ögmundur Kristinsson19/06/198930Larissa - 0000
-Rúnar Rúnarsson18/02/199524Dijon - 0000
Defenders
-Ragnar Sigurdsson19/06/198633Rostov - 5200
-Ari Skúlason14/05/198732Oostende - 5000
-Kári Árnason13/10/198236Víkingur Reykjavík - 5000
-Victor Pálsson30/04/199128Darmstadt - 0000
-Jón Gudni Fjóluson10/04/198930Krasnodar - 0000
-Hördur Magnússon11/02/199326CSKA Moskva - 2000
-Hjörtur Hermannsson08/02/199524Brøndby - 3000
-Samúel Friðjónsson22/02/199623Viking - 0000
-Daníel Leó Grétarsson02/10/199523Aalesund - 0000
Midfielders
-Emil Hallfredsson29/06/198435 - 2000
-Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198831*5200
-Aron Gunnarsson22/04/198930Al-Arabi SC - 5000
-Gylfi Sigurdsson08/09/198930Everton - 5000
-Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson18/06/199029Astana - 4000
-Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199326Malmö - 5000
-Albert Guðmundsson15/06/199722AZ Alkmaar - 1000
Forwards
-Kolbeinn Sigthórsson14/03/199029AIK - 3100
-Vidar Kjartansson11/03/199029Rubin - 3100
-Jón Dadi Bödvarsson25/05/199227Millwall - 2100
Coach
-Erik Hamrén27/06/195762 - 5000

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Head coach Only this chapter

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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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

  • RefereeIvan Kružliak (SVK)
  • Assistant refereesTomaš Somolani (SVK) , Milan Štrbo (SVK)
  • Fourth officialPeter Kralović (SVK)
  • UEFA DelegateAlin Cioban (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerJuan Antonio Fernandez Marin (ESP)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Ivan Kružliak24/03/1984471

Ivan Kruzliak

Referee since: 2003
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

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
23/07/2013UCL2QRFH HafnarfjördurFK Ekranas2-1Hafnarfjördur
06/08/2013UCL3QRKF SkënderbeuFC Shakhter Karagandy3-2Tirana
26/03/2016FRIE.GS-FTAustriaAlbania2-1Vienna
03/08/2016UCL3QRFC SalzburgFK Partizani2-0Salzburg

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:28CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France540116412
    Turkey540110212
    Iceland54018512
    Albania5203676
    Moldova51042133
    Andorra50050110
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 55
    Berisha, Iván Balliu (58 Sadiku), Hysaj, Veseli, Xhimshiti, Memushaj, Xhaka, Ismajli, Balaj (58 Grezda), Uzuni, Abrashi
  • Matchday 2 (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
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Iceland 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Gudmundsson 22
    Berisha, Dermaku, Lenjani, Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Basha (67 Kaçe), Xhaka (72 Ndoj), Çikalleshi (79 Sadiku), Balaj, Abrashi
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Albania 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Çikalleshi 66, 2-0 Ramadani 90+3
    Berisha, Lenjani (57 Roshi), Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Ramadani, Sadiku (57 Çikalleshi), Uzuni, Mavraj, Kaçe (84 Qose), Abrashi
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    France 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Coman 8, 2-0 Giroud 27, 3-0 Coman 68, 4-0 Ikoné 85, 4-1 Çikalleshi 90 (P)
    Strakosha, Ramadani (53 Gjasula), Hysaj, Xhimshiti, Bare, Uzuni, Mavraj, Ismajli, Balaj (62 Çikalleshi), Roshi, Abrashi (73 Xhaka)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Albania-Iceland
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Iceland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France540116412
    Turkey540110212
    Iceland54018512
    Albania5203676
    Moldova51042133
    Andorra50050110
    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-Iceland
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Iceland-France
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Iceland-Andorra
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Turkey-Iceland
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Moldova-Iceland

Last updated 09/09/2019 12:28CET

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.