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13/10/14
Laugardalsvöllur
Euro Qualifying • Group A
  • 2nd Half
  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • BödvarssonGíslason
    89'
  • de Jong
    83'
  • AfellayFer
    78'
  • LensPromes
    68'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • SkúlasonSævarsson
    45'
  • SneijderHuntelaar
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • Sigurdsson
    42'
  • Sigurdsson (P)
    10'
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Iceland - Netherlands

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90+2'

FULL-TIME: Iceland 2-0 Netherlands. Robben curls a late effort over the top. And that's it! What a night in Reykjavik. Get your money on Iceland to win Euro 2016. It is on!

90+1' 

Halldorsson charges off his line to punch clear under pressure. Great goalkeeping. 60 seconds...

90' 

Just two minutes of added time.

89'

Bodvarsson - who currently plays for Viking in Norway - will definitely be playing for a top club in a few years. He's been majestic. He's taken off to a rapturuous reception. Rurik Gislason comes on.

88' 

The hosts unite to deal with the corner, and the spree of resulting crosses. Iceland are going to win Euro 2016. 100%.

87' 

Promes' effort is blocked inside the area. Corner.

86' 

Hiddink is shivering inside a huge padded coat. He looks defeated.

85' 

Five minutes to go... Iceland still leading 2-0.

84'

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR THE HOSTS! Bodvarsson has two defenders around him, but still fancies himself. He tussles, works an angle and drags a shot just wide. Almost.

83'

YELLOW! Bodvarsson expertly flicks the ball over Nigel de Jong and is bundled to the deck. Marvellous piece of skill. That's our first booking.

82' 

Hallfredsson cuts onto his left foot, skips towards the opposition goal before letting fly... Over.

81' 

The majority of the Laugardalsvollur Stadium erupt as Halldorsson saunters off his line to claim a high cross from Robben.

80'

BIG CHANCE TO KILL THE GAME! Woops. Blind slips on his bottom and Gylfi Sigurdsson leads an Iceland charge forward. It's a 3-on-2 situation. Get it left, Gylfi! The Swansea man goes right, Blind gets back and the opening vanishes. What an opportunity to seal the game.

79'

Final change for the Dutch: The quiet Ibrahim Afellay is hauled off for Leroy Fer.

78' 

Kari Arnason backpeddles to turn a cross behind for a corner.

77' 

Emil Hallfredsson - who has had a superb game in the middle - wins a free-kick on halfway. A chance to relieve the pressure.

76' 

Birkir Bjarnason earns some warm applause for buzzing around Robben.

75'

CHANCE! Martins Indi tries to glance a free-kick into the corner, but biffs the ball with his forehead and watches the ball drop onto the roof of the net.

74' 

Cillessen does well to claim a shot from distance. Iceland pushing for a third.

73' 

Birkir Bjarnason runs 50 yards down the left wing and forces a throw near the corner flag.

72' 

The Dutch have less than 20 minutes to save this one. They don't deserve to.

71'

A few moments ago, Quincy Promes came on for Jeremain Lens. Hiddink has one more change up his sleeve.

70' 

More jeers as the Netherlands embark on another phase of short, predictable passing.

68'
67' 

You can get 500/1 on Iceland to win Euro 2016. Tempted to stick a cheeky tenner on that.

 
65' 

ICELAND ARE SO GOOD! One of the great passing moves of 2014 almost culminates in Birkir Bjarnason tucking home at the back post.

64' 

Van der Wiel passes to Halldorsson. That'll please Guus Hiddink enormously.

63' 

Yep, you guessed it - the Dutch cause havoc with another cross. This time it's Van der Wiel to swing the ball into the area.

62'

CHANCE! Another cross causes the Icelandic defence a few problems. It comes to Van Persie, but he attempts a cheeky flick which runs wide. He had Robben a few steps behind him. Should he have left it?

61'  

Halldorsson comes a long way off his line to claim a cross, this time from the right wing. The Dutch are peppering the opposition penalty area.

60' 

Ragnar Sigurdsson gets into the right position to divert a dangerous cross from the left flank to safety.

59' 

The ball bounces to Van Persie inside the six-yard box, but he can't adjust fast enough and the ball is whacked away.

58' 

Huntelaar tries to shuffle inside the penalty area to get his head on a high ball. The Icelandic defence survive.

57' 

Iceland are looking so confident in possession. The Dutch are yet to create a meaningful chance in this half.

56' 

Van Persie helps out his defence and balloons the ball clear from the hosts' corner.

55' 

De Vrij thumps the ball out for a corner. Surely not another?

54'

New man Saevarsson charges down the left flank. He clips in a terrific ball to the back-post... Martins Indi just gets something on the ball to prevent a tap in at the back stick. Iceland are so good at football.

53' 

Robben chucks his arms up in frustration as three blue shirts immediately set about hassling him.

52' 

CHANCE! Van Persie has a pop from distance which swerves over the top.

51' 

Bjarnason... To the other Bjarnason... Backheel... Lovely flowing move across the pitch.

 
49'

Couple of subs to bring you up-to-date with... Iceland's Ari Freyr Skulason swapped places with Birkir Mar Saevarsson, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in on for the Dutch in place of the ineffective Wesley Sneijder.

48' 

Blind takes a pop which deflects behind for a corner.

47' 

Iceland – ranked 34th by the dubious FIFA rankings – are 44 minutes away from one of the great nights in their history.

46'

Are we on the verge of another huge upset? Iceland get us back underway as the temperature dips below zero.

45+1'

HALF-TIME: Euro 2016 is Iceland's to lose now.

44' 

The Dutch start knocking the ball about nicely in midfield. And yet it is completely pointless - the hosts are equal to it all.

43' 

To confirm: this is not a friendly.

42' 

What is happening?

41'

GOAL! Iceland 2-0 Netherlands. A corner travels all the way through, the Dutch can't clear and Sigurdsson expertly swivels to lash home a volley into the roof of the net. The hosts are in dreamland!

40' 

Bodvarsson skips past Martins Indi with ease and forces a corner.

39' 

Bruno Martins Indi - one of the few not wearing gloves - gets in all sorts of trouble from a high ball. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson gives him a little nudge - a nudge which snaps the Dutch defender back into life.

38' 

Theodor Bjarnason cheekily passes the ball against Blind's shin and wins a throw.

37'
36' 

The throw is hoisted into the mixer and, after a slight spell of confusion, hacked away from danger. The visitors resume their predictable passing game.

35' 

Sigurdsson relieves a bit of pressure by winning a throw deep in the Dutch half. Can the hosts make anything of it?

33' 

Van der Wiel roams down the right flank and swings in a low cross. Blocked.

32' 

Robben starts a run. His team-mate doesn't spot him. Communication meltdown.

31' 

The Dutch metronome continues to tick – the ball moving from left to right and vice versa. But Iceland are marshalling the threat superbly.

 
28'

CHANCE! Daley Blind whips in a glorious delivery, but - somehow - an unmarked Robben heads wide. What a stinker.

26' 

It’s all orange at the moment. Ragnar Sigurdsson is forced to make a decent clearance.

25'

CHANCE! Robben slips a perfectly-weighted pass to Van Persie... Hannes Thor Halldorsson comes off his line to block.

23' 

Netherlands are keeping the ball nicely, but they’re struggling to get in behind.

22' 

Iceland have completed 25% of the job...

20' 

Jeremain Lens lets the ball slip under his foot. Cue a warm cheer from the home fans.

19' 

Robben slowly works his way down the right flank. It’s all a bit too predictable though. Iceland are containing the Dutch threat really well at present.

 
16' 

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson tries to feed a clever pass into the inside-right channel. Dealt with.

15' 

COUNTER! Robben floats in the set-piece, but it's cleared by a booming home head and Iceland break... A few one-touch passes later and the hosts are into opposition territory. Cillessen arrives on the edge of his box to avert the danger.

14' 

The visitors force a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area.

13' 

Arjen Robben dinks a clever ball into the area towards Robin van Persie... For some reason, the Manchester United striker goes with his chest and the ball bounces wide.

 
11' 

Well, this is interesting.

10'

GOAL! Iceland 1-0 Netherlands. It’s Sigurdsson versus Cillessen (the man who has never saved a penalty) from 12 yards. Unsurprisingly, the former wins the duel!

9'

PENALTY! Stefan de Vrij needlessly shoves one of the Bjarnasons inside the box… That's a spot-kick!

 
7' 

Jeers ring out around Laugardalsvollur Stadium as the visitors stroke the ball around nicely in the middle.

5' 

ANOTHER FLAT BALL! Cillessen squeezes the ball and starts complaining to the referee. The official isn't interested and commands the stopper to stop whinging.

4' 

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson - one of many impossibly long names in the hosts' ranks - pops up in space inside the penalty area, but can't quite control a through ball.

3' 

It's the Dutch orange contingent that have started the brightest.

2' 

FLAT BALL! Jasper Cillessen pops his studs on the ball, isn’t happy and whacks the ball out of play. Will Iceland give it back? Yes – no controversy here.

1'

As the players bark out their respective national anthems, one thing is instantly noticeable: puffs of breath. Surprise news, folks - it’s cold in Iceland. The Dutch get us started.

19:35 

After a crazy week of Euro 2016 results, Ben Lyttleton delves into the history books to see what damage early defeats do to countries in qualifying. The Netherlands were fortunate to escape with victory against Kazakhstan - can they avoid another scare tonight?

19:30 

TEAMS – Iceland: Halldorsson, Sigurdsson, Skulason, G. Sigurdsson, Hallfredsson, Gunnarsson, T.Bjarnason, B. Bjarnason, Arnason, Sigthorsson, Bodvarsson /// Netherlands: Cillessen, Van der Wiel, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, De Jong, Sneijder, Afellay, Robben, Van Persie, Lens.

19:25 

Time for an upset? Welcome to LIVE coverage as Iceland host the Netherlands in European Championship qualifying. We kick off in 20 minutes.