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worldcup: Romania - Iceland Match press kits

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RomaniaRomaniaStadionul Steaua - BucharestThursday 11 November 2021
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Group J - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/09/2021QR (GS)Iceland - Romania0-2
ReykjavikMan 47, Stanciu 83
2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/10/2020POIceland - Romania2-1
ReykjavikG. Sigurdsson 16, 34; Maxim 63 (P)
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
Total
Romania11003201----4301112
Iceland31021001----4103211

Last updated 12/11/2021 14:36CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Romania - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Florin Niță03/07/198734Sparta Praha*800011-
12Daniel Vlad15/04/199922FCSB - 00001-
13Mihai Aioani07/11/199922Farul - 0000--
Defenders
2Andrei Ratiu20/06/199823Huesca*40004-
3Alin Toşca14/03/199229Gaziantep - 4100271
4Cristian Manea09/08/199724CFR Cluj - 4100132
5Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199625Crotone - 4000192
6Vlad Chiricheş14/11/198931Sassuolo*700069-
15Andrei Burcă15/04/199328CFR Cluj - 30007-
17Adrian Rus18/03/199625Fehérvár - 30009-
Midfielders
8Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199724Galatasaray*6200182
10Alexandru Maxim08/07/199031Gaziantep - 4000507
11Nicusor Bancu18/09/199229Universitatea Craiova - 300020-
14Ianis Hagi22/10/199823Rangers*6200222
16Dragoş Nedelcu16/02/199724Düsseldorf - 30005-
18Răzvan Marin23/05/199625Cagliari - 8000352
19Florin Tănase30/12/199426FCSB - 310091
21Olimpiu Moruţan25/04/199922Galatasaray - 10001-
23Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199328Slavia Praha*81005211
Forwards
7Denis Alibec05/01/199130CFR Cluj - 1000202
9George Puşcaş08/04/199625Reading - 4000248
20Dennis Man26/08/199823Parma - 6100122
22Andrei Ivan04/01/199724Universitatea Craiova - 2000101
Coach
-Mirel Rădoi22/03/198140 - 800016-
Iceland - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Rúnar Rúnarsson18/02/199526Leuven - 300011-
12Patrik Gunnarsson15/11/200020Viking - 0000--
13Elias Rafn Olafsson11/03/200021Midtjylland - 20002-
Defenders
2Birkir Saevarsson11/11/198437Valur - 6100983
3Alfons Sampsted06/04/199823Bodø/Glimt - 20004-
4Daníel Leó Grétarsson02/10/199526Blackpool - 20002-
6Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason06/12/199921Lecce - 510082
14Ísak Ólafsson30/06/200021Esbjerg - 00001-
15Ari Leifsson19/04/199823Strømsgodset - 0000--
23Ari Skúlason14/05/198734Norrköping - 500082-
Midfielders
5Gudmundur Thórarinsson15/04/199229New York City - 30008-
7Ísak Bergmann Johannesson23/03/200318Copenhagen - 510081
8Birkir Bjarnason27/05/198833Adana Demirspor*810010314
9Aron Elís Thrándarson10/11/199427OB - 00003-
10Albert Gudmundsson15/06/199724AZ Alkmaar*7200253
11Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson26/11/199822AGF*600012-
17Andri Fannar Baldursson10/01/200219Copenhagen - 40007-
20Thórir Jóhann Helgason28/09/200021Lecce - 40005-
21Arnór Ingvi Traustason30/04/199328New England Revolution - 3000385
Forwards
16Stefán Teitur Thórdarson16/10/199823Silkeborg - 110031
18Mikael Egill Ellertsson11/03/200219SPAL - 20002-
19Sveinn Aron Gudjohnsen12/05/199823Elfsborg - 30006-
22Andri Gudjohnsen29/01/200219Real Madrid - 420042
Coach
-Arnar Thór Vidarsson15/03/197843 - 800012-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesIgor Demeshko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Video Assistant RefereeVitali Meshkov (RUS)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeSergei Ivanov (RUS)
  • Fourth officialKirill Levnikov (RUS)
  • UEFA DelegateFernand Meese (BEL)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarkus Nobs (SUI)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/1979997

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
06/09/2013WCQRSwitzerlandIceland4-4Berne

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/09/2002RCUPQRC. R. Piemonte Valle d'Aosta (ITA)Dacia Amateur (ROM)2-0Povazska Bystrica
27/09/2002RCUPQRDacia Amateur (ROM)Slovak Western Region0-3Trencin
02/09/2011EUROQRLuxembourgRomania0-2Luxembourg
08/08/2012UCL3QRFC VasluiFenerbahçe SK1-4Piatra Neamt
20/11/2012UCLGSCFR 1907 ClujSC Braga3-1Cluj-Napoca
07/03/2013UELR16FCSBChelsea FC1-0Bucharest
22/08/2013UELPOSwansea City AFCFC Petrolul Ploieşti5-1Swansea
06/09/2013WCQRSwitzerlandIceland4-4Berne
28/08/2014UELPOFC Astra GiurgiuOlympique Lyonnais0-1Giurgiu
15/06/2016EUROGS-FTRomaniaSwitzerland1-1Paris
18/06/2016EUROGS-FTIcelandHungary1-1Marseille
11/09/2018UNLGS-FTIcelandBelgium0-3Reykjavik
07/06/2019EUROQRNorwayRomania2-2Oslo

Last updated 12/11/2021 14:35CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Romania

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Germany870123321
    Romania841311813
    North Macedonia8332151012
    Armenia833281112
    Iceland822411158
    Liechtenstein80172231
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Romania 3-2 North Macedonia
    1-0 F. Tănase 28, 2-0 Mihăilă 50, 2-1 Ademi 82, 2-2 Trajkovski 83, 3-2 Hagi 86
    Niță, Popescu, Chiricheş, Stanciu (76 Bicfalvi), Bancu, Keșerü (63 Puşcaş), Burcă, Marin, F. Tănase (76 Hagi), Man (76 Maxim), Coman (14 Mihăilă)
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Romania 0-1 Germany
    0-1 Gnabry 17
    Niță, Toşca, Popescu, Chiricheş, Stanciu, Keșerü (65 Puşcaş), Hagi (83 Maxim), Marin, F. Tănase (83 Cicâldău), Mihăilă (66 Man), Camora (46 Burcă)
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Armenia 3-2 Romania
    1-0 Spertsyan 56, 1-1 Cicâldău 62, 1-2 Cicâldău 72, 2-2 Haroyan 87, 3-2 Barseghyan 89 (P)
    Niță, Mogos, Toşca, Chiricheş, Stanciu (74 F. Tănase), Cicâldău (81 Cretu), Puşcaş, Maxim (74 Keșerü), Bancu, Marin, Man (81 Mihăilă)
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Iceland 0-2 Romania
    0-1 Man 47, 0-2 Stanciu 83
    Niță, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş, Alibec (76 Markovic), Cicâldău (88 Rus), Sorescu (68 Hagi), Nedelcu, Man (76 Marin), Ratiu (68 Manea), Camora, Stanciu
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Romania 2-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Toşca 11, 2-0 Manea 18
    Niță, Toşca, Manea, Nedelcearu (79 Ghiţă), Cordea, Markovic (63 Man), Hagi (79 Sorescu), Rus, Marin, Olaru (63 Marin), Stanciu (63 Cicâldău)
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    North Macedonia 0-0 Romania
    Niță, Ratiu, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş, Cicâldău, Markovic (63 Cordea), Sorescu (74 Marin), Nedelcu (63 Marin), Man, Camora, Stanciu
  • Matchday 7 (08/10/2021)
    Germany 2-1 Romania
    0-1 Hagi 9, 1-1 Gnabry 52, 2-1 Müller 81
    Niță, Ratiu, Toşca, Chiricheş, Puşcaş (82 Mitriță), Hagi (60 Maxim), Burcă (50 Manea), Rus, Marin, Mihăilă (60 Ivan), Stanciu (82 Albu)
  • Matchday 8 (11/10/2021)
    Romania 1-0 Armenia
    1-0 Mitriță 26
    Niță, Ratiu (66 Manea), Nedelcearu, Chiricheş, Cicâldău, Bancu, Keșerü (62 Ivan), Hagi (81 Mihăilă), Marin, Mitriță (62 Moruţan), Stanciu (81 Nedelcu)
  • Matchday 9 (11/11/2021)
    Romania-Iceland
  • Matchday 10 (14/11/2021)
    Liechtenstein-Romania

Iceland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Germany 3-0 Iceland
    1-0 Goretzka 3, 2-0 Havertz 7, 3-0 Gündoğan 56
    Halldórsson, Pálsson (89 A. Skúlason), Ingason, B. Bjarnason, Árnason, Sampsted, Sigurjónsson (40 A. Gudmundsson), A. Gunnarsson, H. Magnússon, Traustason (71 Sigurdsson), Bödvarsson (89 Sigthórsson)
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Armenia 2-0 Iceland
    1-0 Barseghyan 53, 2-0 Bayramyan 74
    Halldórsson, B. Saevarsson, Ingason, J. Gudmundsson (77 Traustason), B. Bjarnason (84 Pálsson), Sigurdsson (54 Sigthórsson), Árnason, A. Gunnarsson, A. Gudmundsson, Bödvarsson (77 H. Fridjónsson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Liechtenstein 1-4 Iceland
    0-1 B. Saevarsson 12, 0-2 B. Bjarnason 45+1, 0-3 Pálsson 77, 1-3 Frick 79, 1-4 Sigurjónsson 90+4
    Rúnarsson, B. Saevarsson, Pálsson, Ingason, J. Gudmundsson (63 Sigurdsson), B. Bjarnason (72 Thorsteinsson), Gudjohnsen (63 H. Fridjónsson), A. Gunnarsson (46 Sigurjónsson), H. Magnússon, Hermannsson, Traustason (81 Bergmann Johannesson)
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Iceland 0-2 Romania
    0-1 Man 47, 0-2 Stanciu 83
    Rúnarsson, B. Saevarsson, Pálsson, Thórarinsson, Hermannsson, J. Gudmundsson, B. Bjarnason, Kjartansson (67 Thorsteinsson), A. Gudmundsson (79 Gudjohnsen), Baldursson (67 Bergmann Johannesson), Bjarnason
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Iceland 2-2 North Macedonia
    0-1 D. Velkoski 11, 0-2 Alioski 54, 1-2 Bjarnason 78, 2-2 Gudjohnsen 84
    Rúnarsson, B. Saevarsson, Thórarinsson (66 A. Skúlason), B. Bjarnason, Kjartansson (60 Sigurdsson), A. Gudmundsson, Árnason, Baldursson (60 Helgason), Bergmann Johannesson (82 Gudjohnsen), Anderson (60 Thorsteinsson), Bjarnason
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Iceland 0-4 Germany
    0-1 Gnabry 4, 0-2 Rüdiger 24, 0-3 Sané 56, 0-4 Werner 89
    Halldórsson, B. Saevarsson, Fjóluson, Pálsson (89 Baldursson), J. Gudmundsson (71 Thorsteinsson), B. Bjarnason, A. Gudmundsson (80 Gudjohnsen), Bergmann Johannesson (71 Sigurdsson), Helgason, Bjarnason, A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 7 (08/10/2021)
    Iceland 1-1 Armenia
    0-1 K. Hovhannisyan 35, 1-1 Bergmann Johannesson 77
    Olafsson, B. Saevarsson, Pálsson, Hermannsson (68 Gudjohnsen), B. Bjarnason, Kjartansson (46 Bergmann Johannesson), A. Gudmundsson, Thorsteinsson (81 Anderson), Helgason (91 Ellertsson), Bjarnason (46 Grétarsson), A. Skúlason
  • Matchday 8 (11/10/2021)
    Iceland 4-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 S. Thórdarson 19, 2-0 A. Gudmundsson 35 (P) , 3-0 A. Gudmundsson 79 (P) , 4-0 Gudjohnsen 89
    Olafsson, Sampsted, Thórarinsson, B. Bjarnason, Kjartansson (65 Gudjohnsen), A. Gudmundsson, Thorsteinsson (65 Ellertsson), Grétarsson (32 Hermannsson), S. Thórdarson (80 Gudjohnsen), Helgason (65 Baldursson), Bjarnason
  • Matchday 9 (11/11/2021)
    Romania-Iceland
  • Matchday 10 (14/11/2021)
    North Macedonia-Iceland

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Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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
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