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IcelandIcelandLaugardalsvöllur - ReykjavikSunday 9 October 2016
20.45CET (18.45 local time)
Group I - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2015QR (GS)Turkey - Iceland1-0
KonyaSelçuk İnan 89
09/09/2014QR (GS)Iceland - Turkey3-0
ReykjavikBödvarsson 19, G. Sigurdsson 76, Sigthórsson 77
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/1995PR (GS)Iceland - Turkey0-0Reykjavik
12/10/1994PR (GS)Turkey - Iceland5-0
IstanbulSaffet Sancaklı 8, 26, Hakan Şükür 27, 61, Sergen Yalçın 65
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/09/1989QR (GS)Iceland - Turkey2-1
ReykjavikPétursson 53, 72; Feyyaz Uçar 85
12/10/1988QR (GS)Turkey - Iceland1-1IstanbulÜnal Karaman 74; Torfason 63
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/1981QR (GS)Iceland - Turkey2-0
ReykjavikLarus Gudmundsson 20, Edvaldsson 65
24/09/1980QR (GS)Turkey - Iceland1-3
IzmirFatih Terim 72 (P); Gudlaugsson 12, Gudmundsson 62, Thordarsson 80
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

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Squad list Only this chapter

Iceland - Squad list
Current season
-Hannes Halldórsson27/04/198432Randers - 1000
-Ögmundur Kristinsson19/06/198927Hammarby - 1000
-Ingvar Jónsson18/10/198926Sandefjord - 0000
-Ragnar Sigurdsson19/06/198630Fulham - 2100
-Ari Skúlason14/05/198729Lokeren - 2000
-Elmar Bjarnason04/03/198729AGF - 1000
-Birkir Sævarsson11/11/198431Hammarby - 2000
-Hólmar Eyjólfsson06/08/199026Rosenborg - 0000
-Hordur Magnússon11/02/199323Bristol City - 1000
-Haukur Heidar Hauksson01/09/199125AIK - 0000
-Sverrir Ingason05/08/199323Lokeren - 0000
-Ólafur Skúlason01/04/198333Karabükspor - 0000
-Emil Hallfredsson29/06/198432Udinese - 1000
-Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198828Basel - 2000
-Kári Árnason13/10/198233Malmö*2100
-Gylfi Sigurdsson08/09/198927Swansea - 2000
-Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson18/06/199026Grasshoppers - 0000
-Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199323Rapid Wien - 1000
-Vidar Orn Kjartansson11/03/199026M. Tel-Aviv - 1000
-Björn Sigurdarsson26/02/199125Molde - 1000
-Johann Gudmundsson27/10/199025Burnley - 2000
-Alfred Finnbogason01/02/198927Augsburg*2200
-Jón Dadi Bödvarsson25/05/199224Wolves - 1000
-Heimir Hallgrímsson10/06/196749 - 2000
Turkey - Squad list
Current season
-Volkan Babacan11/08/198828İstanbul Başakşehir - 2000
-Onur Kıvrak01/01/198828Trabzonspor - 0000
-Harun Tekin17/06/198927Bursaspor - 0000
-Caner Erkin04/10/198828Beşiktaş*1000
-Ömer Toprak21/07/198927Leverkusen - 1000
-İsmail Köybaşı10/07/198927Fenerbahçe - 1000
-Ahmet Çalık26/02/199422Gençlerbirliği - 1000
-Şener Özbayraklı23/01/199026Fenerbahçe - 2000
-Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199620Freiburg - 0000
-Mehmet Topal03/03/198630Fenerbahçe - 2000
-Volkan Şen07/07/198729Fenerbahçe - 2000
-Yasin Öztekin19/03/198729Galatasaray - 0000
-Yunus Mallı24/02/199224Mainz - 0000
-Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199422Trabzonspor - 1000
-Hakan Çalhanoğlu08/02/199422Leverkusen*2200
-Tolga Cigerci23/03/199224Galatasaray - 1000
-Kaan Ayhan10/11/199421Düsseldorf - 2000
-Olcay Şahan26/05/198729Beşiktaş*1000
-Ozan Tufan23/03/199521Fenerbahçe*2100
-Mevlüt Erdinç25/02/198729Metz - 0000
-Cenk Tosun07/06/199125Beşiktaş - 2000
-Enes Ünal10/05/199719Twente - 1000
-Emre Mor24/07/199719Dortmund*2000
-Fatih Terim14/09/195363 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Heimir Hallgrímsson

Date of birth: 10 June 1967
Nationality: Icelandic
Playing career: ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (twice), Íþróttafélagið Höttur, KF Smástund
Coaching career: Íþróttafélagið Höttur (women), ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (women, twice), ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (twice), Iceland (assistant), Iceland (joint coach), Iceland

• Spent the majority of his playing career with ÍBV, who he represented between 1986 and 1992 and again from 1994 to 1996; he spent 1993 playing for Höttur, also managing their women's team.

• Hallgrímsson – who combined his playing career with his part-time duties as a dentist – moved to Smástund in 1996 and continued to represent the club following their merger the following year with Framherjar, from his home town of Vestmannaeyjar.

• Started coaching ÍBV's women's side in 1999 and was appointed assistant coach of the men's team three years later. Returned to the women's selection in 2003, staying for two years; took over as head coach of ÍBV's men's squad in 2006.

• Stayed in that role until 2011; that October, following Lars Lagerbäck's appointment as Iceland coach, Hallgrímsson was named as his assistant. Promoted to the joint coaching role following the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, when Iceland lost in the play-offs to Croatia.

• UEFA EURO 2016 was to be a competition to remember for Iceland, however, as they qualified for a first major finals from a section including the Czech Republic, Turkey and the Netherlands. Even better was to follow in France, Iceland remaining unbeaten to reach the knockout stages and then famously getting the better of England in the last 16 before a 5-2 defeat by the hosts in the last 16. Hallgrímsson took sole charge after the tournament.



Fatih Terim

Date of birth: 4 September 1953
Nationality: Turkish
Playing career: Adana Demirspor, Galatasaray AŞ
Coaching career: MKE Ankaragücü, Göztepe AŞ, Turkey Under-21, Turkey (three times), Galatasaray AŞ (three times), ACF Fiorentina, AC Milan

• A central defender, Terim represented Galatasaray for over a decade and played 51 games for Turkey, 32 as captain. Began his coaching career with Ankaragücü and Göztepe, before being named assistant to national team boss Sepp Piontek and put in charge of the U21s in 1990.

• Appointed Turkey coach in 1993, Terim led them to EURO '96. They lost all their matches in England, but just getting to the final tournament, Turkey's first since the 1954 FIFA World Cup, was a major landmark.

• Returned to Galatasaray after the EURO, winning four league titles and the 2000 UEFA Cup. Serie A came calling and Terim took the helm at Fiorentina and Milan before rejoining Galatasaray; however, a run of disappointing results brought about a temporary retirement in 2004.

• Reappointed Turkey coach in 2005, Terim – known as 'İmparator' (The Emperor) for his leadership skills – could not guide them through a 2006 World Cup play-off against Switzerland. Success followed at UEFA EURO 2008 with Terim steering Turkey to the semi-finals but he resigned following unsuccessful bid to reach the 2010 World Cup.

• Back for a third spell as Galatasaray boss in July 2011, in his first season he inspired Cimbom to their first Süper Lig crown in four years. Repeated the feat in 2013 when also helping Galatasaray to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Named head of the national team for a third time – on a part-time basis – in August 2013, he parted company with Galatasaray in September to assume the role full time. Was unable to lead Turkey to the 2014 World Cup despite winning three of his four qualifiers in charge, but did take them to UEFA EURO 2016 where they failed to get out of their group.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMark Clattenburg (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesJake Collin (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Fourth officialAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerDennis Cruise (IRL)
  • Referee observerUno Tutk (EST)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Mark Clattenburg13/03/1975173

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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
19/08/2010UELPOGalatasaray AŞFC Karpaty Lviv2-2Istanbul
18/10/2011UCLGSPFC CSKA MoskvaTrabzonspor AŞ3-0Moscow
17/09/2013UCLGSGalatasaray AŞReal Madrid CF1-6Istanbul

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Ukraine 1-1 Iceland
    0-1 Finnbogason 6, 1-1 Yarmolenko 41
    Halldórsson, B. Sævarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson (84 Hallfredsson), B. Bjarnason (75 Traustason), G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason, Árnason, Bödvarsson, A. Gunnarsson, A. Skúlason (42 H. Magnússon)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Iceland 3-2 Finland
    0-1 Pukki 21, 1-1 Árnason 37, 1-2 Lod 39, 2-2 Finnbogason 90+1, 3-2 R. Sigurdsson 90+6
    Kristinsson, B. Sævarsson (89 E. Bjarnason), R. Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason, G. Sigurdsson, Finnbogason, Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, Sigurdarsson (75 Kjartansson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Croatia 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Rakitić 44 (P) , 1-1 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 45+2
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, İsmail Köybaşı, Serdar Aziz, Okay Yokuşlu, Cenk Tosun (71 Olcay Şahan), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan, Emre Mor (85 Volkan Şen), Kaan Ayhan (53 Ahmet Çalık)
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Turkey 2-2 Ukraine
    0-1 Yarmolenko 24 (P) , 0-2 Kravets 27, 1-2 Ozan Tufan 45+1, 2-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 81 (P)
    Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, Hakan Balta (46 Kaan Ayhan), Ömer Toprak, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Enes Ünal (46 Cigerci), Mehmet Topal, Ozan Tufan (77 Volkan Şen), Caner Erkin, Emre Mor
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • 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