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19:45
03/09/15
Johan Cruijff Arena
Euro Qualifying • Group A
  • 2nd Half
  • Netherlands
  • Iceland
  • Sneijder
    90'
  • GunnarssonSkúlason
    87'
  • WijnaldumPromes
    80'
  • Sævarsson
    80'
  • BödvarssonFinnbogason
    78'
  • SigthórssonGudjohnsen
    64'
  • Árnason
    59'
  • Sigurdsson (P)
    51'
  • van der Wiel
    50'
  • 1st Half
  • Netherlands
  • Iceland
  • HuntelaarBruma
    40'
  • Sigthórsson
    33'
  • Martins Indi
    32'
  • RobbenNarsingh
    31'
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And that's it. A shock defeat for the Netherlands at home in this qualifying match, but Iceland probably deserved that victory. The first-half red card made things tough for the hosts, who also suffered from losing captain Arjen Robben, but even so, you'd have expected more, perhaps. Interesting times. Thanks for your company this evening.

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FULL TIME.

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90' 

So many promising balls in from the Netherlands, so many long-range efforts, but this isn't going to be enough.

89' 

And a fizzing cross there from Blind! What a terrific ball!

87' 

Another chance for Klaassen! Just not quite there, and another strong save.

85' 

Iceland are looking to run the clock down now - but seem to be losing some concentration as they do so.

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82' 

Not a good corner from Memphis.

81' 

Sneijder and Memphis link up and the stand-in captain forces the Iceland keeper to dive low to his right to tip round the post.

80'

And that's his last action of the evening as Promes replaces him. No Robin van Persie tonight, then. That seems a bold decision when the Netherlands need a goal.

79' 

Weak shot from Wijnaldum. Time running out for the Netherlands.

78'

Finnbogarsson replaces Bodvarsson, who frankly still should be mulling over that sitter he missed at the start of the first half.

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76' 

Oh, and Gudmundsson is in so much space at the far post, but he volleys high at an acute angle.

75' 

Iceland reasserting themselves a little - they only have a slender lead and have been defending incredibly deep.

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The Czech Republic have just scored, by the way, which will have the Netherlands twitching.

72' 

Shot from Gudjohnsen, hit first time and looped over the bar. This is a rather entertaining end-to-end game.

70' 

Good double save from Cillessen, stinging his fingers with a Sigurdsson shot.

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69' 

Bad miss from Narsingh there, and his grimace shows that he knows it.

68' 

The Netherlands really are finding their game plan now. Much livelier and looking to take advantage of any possible space.

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64'

Gudjohnsen replaces Sigthorsson.

63' 

A few consecutive long-range efforts as Iceland's defenders line up across the box and take advantage of their extra personnel.

61' 

Decent shot from Sneijder, skidding along the turf from distance.

60' 

Netherlands are regrouping after their shambolic first hour and are looking a bit brighter.

59'

Arneson is the next to get a booking. They're being scattered quite liberally this evening.

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54' 

Straight up the other end and Gudmundsson curls his shot which hammers off the upright.

53' 

Vague chance for Klaassen there, but that's high and wide.

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51' 

GOAL! Cillessen gets his hands to Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty but doesn't do well enough.

50' 

Arjen Robben, on the sidelines, has his head in his hands.

49'

Now then. Bjarnason is brought down by Van der Wiel - and that's a penalty.

47' 

Tricky footwork from Gudmundsson down the right, but a wild shot from Skulason.

46' 

Under way in the second half. There do seem to be a few more gaps in the stands than there were in the first half, although maybe people are still getting their interval refreshments.

45'+2 

So that's half-time, Iceland came closest to scoring, and one would expect them to have the advantage in the second half now that Netherlands are a man down and have taken off a striker.

45' 

Two minutes to be added on here. Probably for the best for everyone to briskly walk off as soon as possible and give everyone time to calm down and regroup.

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42' 

Cracking challenge there from Gunnarsson, very good stuff.

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The crowd are not impressed with the defensive formation tweak, booing and whistling.

40'

Huntelaar is sacrificed to bring on Bruma.

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39' 

Coach Blind really wants to make a change but hasn't had chance yet. What's he planning to do?

38' 

Corner to Iceland, taken by Sigurdsson and once more not good enough in attacking the ball once it's delivered.

37' 

Free kick to the Netherlands, which Depay takes and the goalkeeper spills, but eventually it's dealt with.

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34' 

I mean, you can't go around smacking people across the neck, but you also shouldn't pretend you've been hit in the face if you haven't. Farce.

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32'

RED CARD! I have no idea what's going on here. Martins Indi has been shown the red card after some slapping on the ground in a challenge with Sigthorsson, who grabs his face. It's all a bit pathetic, and the Iceland player gets a booking for his part in this nonsense.

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Narsingh replaces Robben, and he gives the armband to Sneijder.

30' 

As I said half an hour ago, Memphis looking tricky down the left and Iceland need to be more wary of him.

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28' 

Good ball in from Memphis, and Huntelaar doesn't get enough on that as he skids in at the far post.

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26' 

Robben seems to be struggling - he's limped off to the sidelines to have some treatment.

25' 

Depay feeling like having a rest, and has a sit-down in the box.

22' 

I believe that's what's called a "striker's challenge" on Bjarnason there, courtesy of Huntelaar. No cards out yet.

21' 

No luck there - a Netherlands defender, facing his own goal, gets the ball away with an unconventional clearance.

20' 

Free kick to Iceland swung in towards the left side of the box, and eventually out for a throw. Bodvarsson will want to do better this time.

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18' 

Robben takes it himself and it skews wide for a goal kick.

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Some neat exchanges of passes from the Netherlands here.

17' 

He does the same thing again, but he gets the free kick this time after bouncing off Gunnarsson.

15' 

Judging by the flight he takes, Arjen Robben thinks he should get a free kick on the edge of the box. He does not, and should not.

14' 

Good ball in towards Robben's skull there, and he can't quite connect properly.

13' 

Nothing doing.

12' 

Body check on Bodvarsson there - free kick in the centre circle.

11' 

Plethora of chances for Iceland in the last thirty seconds or so, driving forward but not delivering a final ball that makes the Netherlands work.

10' 

And that's an easy claim for Cillessen.

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Netherlands break, though, and they've got a throw, to be taken by Gunnarsson.

9' 

Not a bad shot from Robben, optimistically trying his luck from range, but that was a simple enough catch for Halldorsson.

7'

Great ball in from Skulason, cut back at the far post and how does Bodvarsson miss that in the centre? The goalkeeper is off his line and he just needed a touch on that!

6' 

Noisy in the stadium, by the way. Drums and singing galore.

5' 

The cross in skims on a variety of heads and it's out of danger.

4' 

Robben bounces the ball off Skulason's ankles and it's a corner.

3'  

Depay's in space on the left, meanwhile - keeping an eye on him. Iceland will be well served to do the same.

2' 

Iceland are looking lively from the off, closing down well and putting pressure on.

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The Netherlands kick us off this evening.

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National anthems!

19:40 

The music swells, the streamers explode, and the inflatable tube men, like Bayley's in WWE NXT, are inflated.

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19:30 

TEAMS: Netherlands - Cillessen, Van der Wiel, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Klaassen, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Depay, Huntelaar, Robben. Subs - Krul, Zoet, Tete, Bruma, Riedewald, Kongolo, Anita, Promes, Narsingh, de Jong, van Persie. /// Iceland - Halldórsson, Sigurdsson, Árnason, Skúlason, Bjarnason, Sigurdsson, Bödvarsson, Gunnarsson, Gudmundsson, Sigthórsson. Subs: Kristinnsson, Gunnleifsson, Jonasson Jónsson, Ottesen, Sigurjónsson, Bjarnason, Gíslason, Skúlason, Finnbogason, Kjartansson, Gudjohnsen.

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18:30 

Good evening, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Netherlands v Iceland.