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19:45
28/03/17
Aviva Stadium
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Iceland
  • GislasonSkúlason
    89'
  • SævarssonJonsson
    85'
  • SkúlasonSmárason
    79'
  • McGeadyO'Dowda
    73'
  • McCleanLong
    72'
  • FinnbogasonMagnus Karlsson
    72'
  • Ingason
    66'
  • SigurdarsonÓmarsson
    65'
  • EganBoyle
    64'
  • HayesHorgan
    63'
  • HourihaneO'Kane
    63'
  • HendrickGleeson
    63'
  • SigurdssonEyjolfsson
    53'
  • 1st Half
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Magnússon
    21'
  • Egan
    20'
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Republic of Ireland - Iceland
International friendlies - 28 March 2017

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90+4'

There goes the final whistle. A 1-0 win for Iceland, ending a 15-game run at the Aviva. A merited win for Iceland. Impressive.

90+3' 

Christie with the ball high into the box, but nobody on hand to finish as Horgan is forced to rescue it. Time almost up.

89' 

Going to be four minutes of time added on here.

88' 

Ari Freyr Skúlason replaces Rúrik Gíslason for Iceland as we head for stoppage time.

87'  

Time against Ireland here as Iceland prepare to make more changes on the verge of a decent win in Dublin.

86'  

85' 

Ingason with a superb clearing header in defence from the Brady corner. He has been superb this evening at the heart of that Iceland backline.

83'  

O'Kane with a late challenge on Gislason, but is forced to concede a free-kick while making that challenge.

81'

These friendlies are really disrupted by changes. On comes Vidar Ari Jonsson for Iceland, and off goes Birkir Saevarsson. Iceland almost over the line.

80' 

Ireland have been the more offensive side in the second half without troubling this visiting defence, who have been more than equal to the task.

78' 

Elias Már Ómarsson doing well to close down space as Christie bounded down a wing. Impressive stuff. Iceland full of athletes.

77'

Óttar Magnús Karlsson is on for Kjartan Finnbogason. Iceland giving a solid performance on the benefits of organisation and teamwork.

75'  

Aron Gunnarsson throws over a delightful ball from out wide. Asking serious questions of the Ireland defence, but the home players scramble it clear. Nice passage of play.

73'  

Callum O'Dowda with a strong run and shot from 22 yards, but ball comes off a white shirt before heading behind. Iceland incredibly well organised at the back.

72'  

Elias Már Ómarsson has replaced Aron Sigurdarson for Iceland with around 20 minutes remaining of play.

71'  

Horgan is certainly getting plenty of balls in from out wide. That time, the ball looped over the Iceland goalkeeper Ögmundur Kristinsson but nobody coming in from deep to finish.

70'

Shane Long takes over from McClean for Ireland with McGeady departing to be replaced by Callum O'Dowda.

69' 

Iceland celebrate their goal at the Aviva.

Iceland's Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates
68'  

A fine piece of wing play by Horgan. Run and cross, but nobody on the end to profit as Iceland play it out from the back with some calm.

66'  
65' 

Horgan picks up the ball out wide, but he drives the ball straight out of play. Bit too much adrenalin pumping.

63'

Sverrir Ingason takes out McClean on the run. Plenty of pace in the drive forward, but he was taken out late. A booking for Sverrir Ingason.

62'

Stephen Gleeson replaces Jeff Hendrick in the final of three of Ireland changes.

61'

Daryl Horgan replaces Jonny Hayes, Eunan O'Kane takes over from Conor Hourihan amid a rash of changes for Ireland.

60'  

Several changes coming here for Ireland around the hour-mark.

59' 

Not just a solo trumpet at the Ireland game, but a full band out on the touchline. Exciting times inside the Aviva.

58' 

Aron Gunnarsson unloads a shot from distance that flies a few yards over the bar. Worth a pop.

57' 
Republic of Ireland's James McClean
56' 

A crowd of just over 37,000 inside the Aviva for this match which is pretty healthy for a low-key friendly.

55'  
53'

Change for the visiting side as Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson takes over from Ragnar Sigurdsson of Iceland.

51'  

Sverrir Ingason challenges McClean after a foot race. Strong battle for the ball, but Ireland are awarded the corner. Brady throws it over, but well cleared by the visiting defence.

49'  

Hayes with a delighfful cross to the back post as Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson does well to chest the ball behind his goal. Much brighter from the Irish.

48'  

McClean with a long ball to the back post, but McGeady not on the end of it. Ireland continue to go high to no avail with Iceland well organised at the back.

46'

Off we go then for the second half.

45'

And that is that. No time added. It is a 1-0 lead for Iceland at the break. Changes coming for both teams in this second half.

44'  

Not sure there is going to be much time added to the first period as we clamber to the break here.

42'  

An offside flag goes up against Doyle as he tried to give the Iceland defence the slip. Ögmundur Kristinsson can launch the free-kick long.

40'  

Another decent delivery from Brady, but nobody really reading his mind. Ögmundur Kristinsson comes out to collect a Brady delivery seconds later. Remains 1-0 to Iceland.

39' 

Sverrir Ingason wallops the ball out of play after some bright play by Hayes, who has not really been given enough possession to show what he can do.

38' 

Atmosphere not exactly flooding out in the Aviva. Probably another good reason to get the thunderclap on the go any time you like.

36' 

Good news! The bloke with the trumpet is back in action to lift the Irish spirits. Those Were The Days is blaring out around the Aviva. Which for Kevin Doyle stretches back to 2002 when he was turning out for St Pat's.

35' 

Here is the goal in case you fanced seeing what we are discussing.

34' 

McGeady on the run for Ireland, but Iceland do very to close down space. Doyle then sends a header spinning well wide from the McClean cross.

32'  

Kristján Finnbogason has a pop from 25 yards, but he sees the ball spin well wide of goal. A goalkick to Ireland, who have yet to threaten this visiting goal.

31'  

Rurik Gislason with a late challenge on Doyle, but the free-kick by Brady is nodded clear by the visiting white shirts. All too predictable from the men in green.

29'  

Aron Sigurdarson decides to try his luck from 30 yards, but ball trundles well wide of the Irish goal. Interesting choice.

28' 

A few Icelandic fans giving it the Thunderclap to celebrate their team's goal. Always a good moment that one.

27'  

Doyle playing up front in this 4-4-2 formation for Ireland, but Iceland seem well able to cope with this.

25'

Doyle can't get on the end of a delivery from McClean. Fine driving play by Ireland, but think Doyle was offside. And on we go.

24'  

Iceland won 2-0 in Kosovo in their previous World Cup qualifier. They are second in Group I, two points behind leaders Croatia at the halfway stage of their group.

23'  

McGeady tries to open his box of tricks, but ends up sending the final ball straight out of play. Has been the story of his career really.

22' 

Real quality from the Bristol City left-back, and Ireland have been posed a question here after a bright start. Can they respond? Iceland looking lively.

21'

GOAL! Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson lifts the ball over the wall, and it flies into the corner of the net. Westwood could only look at the ball fly past him low to his left. Iceland lead 1-0 on the night.

19'

Kristján Finnbogason taken out of the action late by Egan. That is right on the edge of the Ireland box. And that is a booking for Egan. Could have been worse as he was the last man.

18'  
17' 

Kristján Finnbogason is needing some sort of treatment here after challenging for a high ball. Doesn't look to be too bad, and we can play on.

16'  

Kristján Finnbogason catches Westwood with a late one as he tried to chase down a loose ball. Westwood makes sure his arm is still okay before Kristján Finnbogason says sorry. Play on.

15'  

McClean barges Skulason in the back to concede a free-kick. A little bit unfortunate to see that awarded against him.

14' 

Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson sticking to his task to ensure McGeady can't deliver the cross. And Ireland back behind the ball. Solid stuff from the visitors.

13'  

Brady with a long throw for Ireland, but solid defending by Iceland who clear the danger without too much fuss.

12'  

Sverrir Ingason with a header on from the long throw-in, but Hendrick does well to read the second ball before clearing the danger.

11' 

These sides last met in September 1997 with Ireland winning a World Cup qualifier 4-2 in Reykjavik. Roy Keane scored twice that night. He is on the bench this evening.

10'  
9' 

Fair to say this is a bit of a slow burner. Neither side really taking the game by the scruff of the neck.

7'  

Neither side yet to make any impression going forwards. All very one pace. Iceland sitting deeper than a geyser at the back, ready to spring forward at pace. Or so we hope.

6'  

Egan is back on the pitch looking a bit like Terry Butcher back in the day with his head all bandaged up. A true warrior in a friendly.

5' 

Jonny Hayes tries to pick out James McClean on the run, but Iceland do enough to intercept the pass. Ireland with it again at the back.

4'  

That pitch in immaculate condition for this one. Iceland taking the chance to knock the ball around with some intent.

3'

Ireland debutant John Egan has taken a real dunt on his face. A cut opens up, and that is going to need some treatment. Ireland down to 10 men at the moment.

2'  

Ögmundur Kristinsson out of his goal early to collect a loose ball after some smart play by Jonny Hayes out wide.

1'

Off we go then in the first half of this one.

19:40 

Almost ready to go with this one. Not a full house in the Aviva Stadium for this. Which us hardly a surprise.

19:35 
19:30 
Republic of Ireland

Martin O'Neill on the Coleman injury. He said: "The operation went well and it's just a matter of coming to terms with it. There will probably be a few players who will get their first taste of international football. They will have the opportunity to press a claim for future appearances." Jonathan Walters, John O'Shea, Glenn Whelan and James McCarthy are all back at their clubs.

19:25 
19:20 

Robbie Brady will captain the Ireland team tonight while John Egan and Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa will make their debuts this evening. The uncapped Preston duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle start on the bench.

Full Ireland team: Westwood; Christie, Pearce, Egan, Brady (c); Hendrick, Hourihane, McClean, McGeady, Hayes; K Doyle. Substitutes: Randolph, C Doyle, Keogh, Gleeson, Ward, Meyler, Long, Boyle, Horgan, O’Dowda, O’Kane.

19:15 
19:15 
19:10 

Good evening, and welcome to live coverage of the Ireland v Iceland friendly from the Aviva Stadium. The match begins at 19:45 with Martin O'Neill's side keen to recover from the trauma of that Seamus Coleman broken leg in the 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Wales on Friday night in Dublin.