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IcelandIcelandLaugardalsvöllur - ReykjavikThursday 8 October 2020
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Matchday 11 - Play-off
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/09/1997QR (GS)Romania - Iceland4-0
BucharestHagi 7, 80 (P), Petrescu 39, Gâlcă 65
09/10/1996QR (GS)Iceland - Romania0-4
ReykjavikBergsson 21 (og), Hagi 62, G. Popescu 77, Petrescu 90
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Iceland------------------
Romania------------------
FIFA*
Iceland10011001----200208
Romania11001100----220080
Friendlies
Iceland------------------
Romania------------------
Total
Iceland10011001----200208
Romania11001100----220080

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 25/11/2019 11:42CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Iceland - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Hannes Halldórsson27/04/198436Valur - 10000
-Ögmundur Kristinsson19/06/198931Olympiacos - 0000
-Rúnar Rúnarsson18/02/199525Arsenal - 0000
Defenders
-Ragnar Sigurdsson19/06/198634Copenhagen - 10200
-Ari Skúlason14/05/198733Oostende - 10000
-Kári Árnason13/10/198237Víkingur Reykjavík - 8000
-Birkir Sævarsson11/11/198435Valur - 2000
-Hólmar Eyjólfsson06/08/199030Rosenborg - 0000
-Victor Pálsson30/04/199129Darmstadt - 4000
-Hördur Magnússon11/02/199327CSKA Moskva - 5000
-Sverrir Ingason05/08/199327PAOK - 3000
Midfielders
-Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198832Brescia - 10300
-Aron Gunnarsson22/04/198931Al-Arabi - 6000
-Gylfi Sigurdsson08/09/198931Everton - 10200
-Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson18/06/199030Astana - 6000
-Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199327Malmö - 8000
-Albert Guðmundsson15/06/199723AZ Alkmaar - 1000
-Mikael Anderson01/07/199822Midtjylland - 2000
Forwards
-Kolbeinn Sigthórsson14/03/199030AIK - 8300
-Vidar Kjartansson11/03/199030Vålerenga - 5100
-Johann Gudmundsson27/10/199029Burnley - 4100
-Alfred Finnbogason01/02/198931Augsburg - 5000
-Jón Dadi Bödvarsson25/05/199228Millwall - 7100
Coach
-Erik Hamrén27/06/195763 - 10000
Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198634Milan - 10000
-David Lazar08/08/199129Astra - 0000
-Florin Niță03/07/198733Sparta Praha - 0000
Defenders
-Alin Toşca14/03/199228Gaziantep - 3000
-Dragoş Grigore07/09/198634Ludogorets - 4000
-Mihai Bălașa14/01/199525Universitatea Craiova - 0000
-Camora10/11/198633CFR Cluj - 0000
-Cristian Manea09/08/199723CFR Cluj - 1000
-Andrei Burcă15/04/199327CFR Cluj - 0000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198634CFR Cluj - 5100
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199327Slavia Praha - 9000
-Alexandru Maxim08/07/199030Gaziantep - 3000
-Ionuţ Mitriță08/02/199525New York City - 5200
-Alexandru Cretu24/04/199228Maribor - 0000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199624Cagliari - 7000
-Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199723Universitatea Craiova - 3000
-Ianis Hagi22/10/199821Rangers - 9000
-Sergiu Hanca04/04/199228Cracovia - 0000
-Nicusor Bancu18/09/199228Universitatea Craiova - 6000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198633Ludogorets - 8600
-Denis Alibec05/01/199129Kayserispor - 1000
-Gabriel Iancu15/04/199426Viitorul - 0000
-George Puşcaş08/04/199624Reading - 10500
Coach
-Radoi Mirel22/03/198139 - 0000

Last updated 08/10/2020 12:05CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDamir Skomina (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesJure Praprotnik (SVN) , Robert Vukan (SVN)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJuan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeSlavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Fourth officialRade Obrenovič (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateMark Blackbourne (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerKaren Nalbandyan (ARM)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Damir Skomina05/08/197617148

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/06/2016EUROR16EnglandIceland1-2Nice

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/06/2003UICR1FC Ceahlăul Piatra NeamţTampere United2-1Piatra Neamt
28/09/2003U171QRIcelandRussia0-0Panevezys
27/08/2009UELPOAEK Athens FCFC Vaslui3-0Athens
27/06/2016EUROR16EnglandIceland1-2Nice
11/11/2016WCQRRomaniaPoland0-3Bucharest

Last updated 07/10/2020 13:08CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Iceland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    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 1-2 Iceland
    0-1 B. Bjarnason 17, 1-1 Milinceanu 56, 1-2 G. Sigurdsson 65
    Halldórsson, Pálsson, Ingason, R. Sigurdsson, B. Bjarnason (87 H. Magnússon), Sigthórsson (29 Kjartansson), G. Sigurdsson, Sigurdsson, Anderson (55 S. Fridjónsson), Bödvarsson, A. Skúlason
  • Final tournament - Play-off
    Matchday 11 (08/10/2020)
    Iceland-Romania

Romania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Sweden 2-1 Romania
    1-0 Quaison 33, 2-0 Claesson 40, 2-1 Keșerü 58
    Tătăruşanu, Băluţă (78 Ivan), Manea, Chipciu, Puşcaş (64 Hagi), Stanciu, Bancu, Marin, Mitriță (46 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Romania 4-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Deac 26, 2-0 Keșerü 29, 3-0 Keșerü 33, 3-1 V. Davidsen 40 (P) , 4-1 Puşcaş 63
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar (46 Hagi), Moţi, Chipciu, Puşcaş, Stanciu (78 Man), Bancu, Keșerü (69 Cicâldău), Deac, Marin, Grigore
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Norway 2-2 Romania
    1-0 T. Elyounoussi 56, 2-0 Ødegaard 70, 2-1 Keșerü 77, 2-2 Keșerü 90+2
    Tătăruşanu, Toşca, Chipciu, Puşcaş (60 Ţucudean), Grozav (60 Hagi), Keșerü, Anton, Deac, Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu (71 Maxim)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Malta 0-4 Romania
    0-1 Puşcaş 7, 0-2 Puşcaş 29, 0-3 Chipciu 34, 0-4 Man 90+1
    Tătăruşanu, Cristea, Nedelcearu (35 Săpunaru), Băluţă, Chipciu, Hagi, Puşcaş, Bancu, Keșerü (65 Man), Marin, Maxim (74 Rotariu)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Romania 1-2 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 29 (P) , 0-2 Alcácer 47, 1-2 Andone 59
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş, Stanciu (63 Hagi), Puşcaş, Keșerü (56 Andone), Deac (71 Maxim), Marin, Grigore
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Romania 1-0 Malta
    1-0 Puşcaş 47
    Tătăruşanu, Rus, Chiricheş, Chipciu, Puşcaş (76 Keșerü), Hagi (72 Grozav), Marin (59 Stanciu), Bordeianu, Ștefan, Cicâldău, Andone
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-3 Romania
    0-1 Puşcaş 74, 0-2 Mitriță 83, 0-3 Keșerü 90+4
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş (39 Rus), Coman (69 Mitriță), Stanciu, Puşcaş, Hagi, Bancu, Anton, Andone (65 Keșerü)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania 1-1 Norway
    1-0 Mitriță 62, 1-1 Sørloth 90+2
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Rus, Nedelcearu, Stanciu, Puşcaş (63 Andone), Bancu, Anton (84 Bordeianu), Deac, Marin, Mitriță (78 Nistor)
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Romania 0-2 Sweden
    0-1 Berg 18, 0-2 Quaison 34
    Tătăruşanu, Rus, Nedelcearu, Stanciu (72 Alibec), Puşcaş, Bancu, Keșerü (57 Coman), Mogos, Băluţă, Deac (46 Hagi), Mitriță
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Spain 5-0 Romania
    1-0 Fabián Ruiz 8, 2-0 Gerard Moreno 33, 3-0 Gerard Moreno 43, 4-0 Rus 45+1 (og) , 5-0 Oyarzabal 90+2
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Rus, Nedelcearu, Stanciu, Puşcaş, Hagi (73 Nistor), Băluţă, Marin (65 Cicâldău), Coman (56 Mitriță)
  • Final tournament - Play-off
    Matchday 11 (08/10/2020)
    Iceland-Romania

Last updated 07/10/2020 16:51CET

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 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 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 was 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
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