European Championship Qualifying - Group A
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Iceland 2-0 Netherlands

Iceland v Netherlands
Iceland top Euro 2016 qualifying Group A, with Netherlands six points behind in third

The Netherlands were beaten in Iceland to suffer their second defeat in three Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Two goals from Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson kept Iceland top of Group A, six points above the Dutch, who came third at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In Wales' Group B, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Belgium drew 1-1, while Omer Damari scored a hat-trick as Israel beat Andorra 4-1.

Southampton's Graziano Pelle scored the only goal as Italy defeated Malta 1-0.

Pelle, 29, was making his debut in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men as Malta's Michael Mifsud was sent off after 27 minutes, before Italian Leonardo Bonucci was dismissed with 17 minutes remaining.

It has been a terrible start to the Netherlands' campaign for new boss Guus Hiddink, who took over the national side in the summer after Louis van Gaal left to join Manchester United.

The Dutch lost their first Group A game 2-1 in Czech Republic and needed to come from behind to beat Kazakhstan 3-1 on Friday, before losing in Reykjavik.

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson (left) scored twice in Iceland's 2-0 win against Netherlands

Elsewhere, the most emphatic win was Croatia's 6-0 demolition of Azerbaijan in Group H, with Ivan Perisic netting twice and ex-Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric also on the scoresheet.

In the same group, Norway beat Bulgaria 2-1, with Martin Odegaard making his competitive international debut to become the youngest player to appear in a European Championship qualifier match, at 15 years and 300 days.

Meanwhile, in Group A, Czech Republic beat Kazakhstan 4-2 and Latvia drew 1-1 with Turkey.

Graziano Pelle
Southampton's Graziano Pelle (number 17) scored the only goal on his debut as Italy beat Malta 1-0
Edin Dzeko
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko scored for Bosnia-Hercegovina against Marouane Fellaini's Belgium
Luka Modric
Ex-Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric scored in Croatia's 6-0 win against Azerbaijan

Line-ups

Iceland

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 18Bjarnason
  • 14Arnason
  • 6Sigurdsson
  • 23SkúlasonSubstituted forSaevarssonat 45'minutes
  • 20Hallfredsson
  • 10Sigurdsson
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 8Bjarnason
  • 22BodvarssonSubstituted forGislasonat 89'minutes
  • 9Sigthorsson

Substitutes

  • 2Saevarsson
  • 3Jonasson
  • 4Valdimarsson
  • 5Ottesen
  • 11Finnbogason
  • 12Gunnleifsson
  • 13Jónsson
  • 15Danielsson
  • 16Skulason
  • 19Gislason
  • 21Kjartansson

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Van der Wiel
  • 3de Vrij
  • 4Martins Indi
  • 5Blind
  • 8AfellaySubstituted forFerat 78'minutes
  • 6de JongBooked at 83mins
  • 10SneijderSubstituted forHuntelaarat 45'minutes
  • 11Robben
  • 9van Persie
  • 7LensSubstituted forPromesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Verhaegh
  • 13Bruma
  • 14Veltman
  • 15van Dijk
  • 16Clasie
  • 17Narsingh
  • 18Fer
  • 19Huntelaar
  • 20Klaassen
  • 21Promes
  • 22Vermeer
  • 23Zoet
Referee:
Carlos Velasco Carballo

Match Stats

Home TeamIcelandAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Iceland 2, Netherlands 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Iceland 2, Netherlands 0.

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (Netherlands) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

Foul by Robin van Persie (Netherlands).

Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nigel de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland).

Gregory Van der Wiel (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland).

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Rurik Gislason replaces Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Netherlands).

Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bruno Martins Indi (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland).

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Teddy Bjarnason.

Attempt blocked. Quincy Promes (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Daley Blind (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Iceland).

Attempt missed. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kári Arnason.

Booking

Nigel de Jong (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Netherlands).

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Netherlands).

Hannes Thór Halldórsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Leroy Fer replaces Ibrahim Afellay.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Netherlands).

Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Bruno Martins Indi (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ibrahim Afellay following a set piece situation.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Iceland).

Attempt saved. Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Quincy Promes replaces Jeremain Lens.

Gregory Van der Wiel (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland).

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Teddy Bjarnason.

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Stefan de Vrij.

Attempt missed. Robin van Persie (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

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