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Netherlands and Iceland in decider

Iceland and the Netherlands both made their finals debuts in 2009 and will hope their second appearances will not end after they meet to conclude Group B in Vaxjo.

Katrín Jónsdóttir first met the Netherlands in 1994
Katrín Jónsdóttir first met the Netherlands in 1994 ©KSÍ

Iceland and the Netherlands both made their finals debuts in 2009 and hope their second appearances will not end after they meet to conclude Group B in Vaxjo.

Head-to-head record
• This is the teams' seventh meeting. Iceland have won four of the previous six with one draw and one defeat, scoring nine goals and conceding four.

• Iceland's four wins have come in their four competitive meetings, all UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers. The first two were for the 1995 edition, Iceland winning 2-1 at home and 1-0 away to top the group and reach the quarter-finals.

• Katrin Jónsdóttir played the last two minutes of the away game for her second cap.

• In 1997 qualifying Iceland won both matches 2-0. Jónsdóttir started the second, away, match and scored the first goal.

• Since then the teams have been matched in two friendlies. The Netherlands beat Iceland 2-1 in Zwolle on 12 April 2006. Anouk Hoogendijk, Manon Melis and Claudia van den Heiligenberg started for the home team with Sylvia Smit coming on. Thóra Helgadóttir, Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir, Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir and scorer Dóra Maria Lárusdóttir started for Iceland.

Selected previous meeting
25 April 2009: Iceland 1-1 Netherlands (Ó Vidarsdóttir 19; Smit 53), Kórinn, Ahorfendur, friendly
Iceland: T Helgadóttir, GS Gunnarsdóttir, Ó Vidarsdóttir, Gardarsdóttir (Thorsteinsdóttir 76), E Sigurdardóttir (Odinsdóttir 67), Magnúsdóttir (Gísladóttir 88), Árnardóttir (Árnadóttir 67), K Jónsdóttir, M Vidarsdóttir (Logadóttir 80), Lárusdóttir (Hönnudóttir 60), S Gunnarsdóttir.
Guerts, Bito, Meulen, Hogewoning, Koster, Griffioen (Vries 81), Smit, Hoogendijk, Van de Ven (Oudejans 89), De Ridder (Pieëte 77), Slegers (Heilingenberg 46).

• Honours were even as both sides warmed up for their finals debut.

Form guide
• After a promising opening-game goalless draw with champions Germany, Roger Reijners' side went down to a 1-0 defeat to Norway leaving their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals in the balance.

• The Netherlands' appearance in the 2009 finals was their major tournament debut. Having knocked out Denmark and Ukraine in the group stage, they beat France on penalties to reach the semis, where they lost 2-1 in extra time to England.

• Although unable to pip Norway in 2011 World Cup qualifying, the Netherlands dropped only five points – all to England – in their 2013 section to make it through as best runners-up.

• Iceland picked up their first point at this level with their 1-1 draw against Norway to open Group B but were then outclassed by Germany 3-0.

• Iceland qualified for their first major tournament in reaching UEFA Women's EURO 2009 but failed to win a point. This time, having been pipped in their qualifying group by Norway, they overcame Ukraine in the play-offs.

Team ties
• Iceland's Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir and Netherlands forward Melis are team-mates at FC Malmö.

• Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir was a 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam team-mate of Chantal de Ridder in the second half of 2011/12, although a knee injury meant the Netherlands striker was never able to line up alongside her Icelandic counterpart.

• Vidarsdóttir scored twice past an ADO Den Haag defence containing Mandy van den Berg in Valur Reykjavík's 5-1 UEFA Women's Cup first qualifying round win in Toftir in August 2007. Gudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir, Lárusdóttir, Sif Atladóttir, Dagný Brynjarsdóttir and Katrín Jónsdóttir also played for Valur.

• On 20 July 2004 the only other meeting between clubs from these nations in the UEFA Women's Cup ended with KR Reykjavík beating Ter Leede 1-0 in Krsko thanks to a Magnúsdóttir goal. Katrín Ómarsdóttir, Atladóttir and Thórunn Jónsdóttir were also in the KR team.

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