Iceland - Group F
When you think of Iceland you think of Kerry Katona, Frozen Scampi, Bjork and seal clubbing, but now Iceland has a fifth thing to be proud of... their place at Euro 2016.
Get to know: Iceland
A strong Euro 2016 qualification campaign saw Iceland narrowly lose out to the Czech Republic at the top of Group A, but beat Turkey into third place, and leave the hapless Dutch way behind in a distant 4th. Unbeaten at home, Iceland spent a total of just 35 minutes in losing positions throughout their entire qualification campaign, demonstrating just how competitive a side they are.
In the group stages, they won 6 games, drew 2 and lost 2, scoring 17 goals, conceding 6 and ending up with a +11 goal difference.
In the draw for the main event, Iceland were placed in Group F, alongside Portugal, Hungary and Austria.
June 14 vs. Portugal 7pm – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
June 18 vs. Hungary 4pm – Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
June 22 vs. Austria 4pm – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
During qualification, the Iceland scored 17 goals
Their goal scorers were:
- Gylfi Sigurðsson (6)
- Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (3)
- Birkir Bjarnason (2)
- Aron Gunnarsson (2)
- Jón Daði Böðvarsson (1)
- Rúrik Gíslason (1)
- Eiður Guðjohnsen (1)
- Ragnar Sigurðsson (1)
Qualification Stat Truths:
- Joint-second most clinical attack of any qualifier: 5.4 shots taken per goal scored.
- Joint-highest shot conversion from headers of any team in qualifying (33.3% or 5/15).
- Spent the joint-third lowest share of time losing at just 3.9% (35 minutes).
- One of two sides to see four opponents sent off during qualifying.
All data based on Iceland’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign. Courtesy of the Press Association.