Iceland v Austria Line-ups
Official line-ups not yet available
Official squad list
|3||Haukur Heidar Hauksson||24||AIK|
|21||Arnor Ingvi Traustason||23||Norrkoping|
|16||Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson||25||Sundsvall|
|15||Jón Dadi Bödvarsson||24||Kaiserslautern|
|1||Robert Almer||32||Austria Wien|
|3||Aleksandar Dragovic||25||Dynamo Kyiv|
|9||Rubin Okotie||29||1860 Munchen|
Iceland have yet to defeat Austria in three meetings but hope the tide will turn as they look to finish UEFA EURO 2016 Group F on a high.
• Austria are undefeated in three against Iceland although they were held 1-1 in an Innsbruck friendly in May 2014. Kolbeinn Sigthórsson cancelled out Marcel Sabitzer’s opener for Austria.
• The current head coaches of the two nations, Marcel Koller and Lars Lagerbäck/Heimir Hallgrímsson, were in charge for that game.
• The only competitive encounters between the countries came nearly 27 years ago, a 0-0 draw in Reykjavik and a 2-1 win in Salzburg helping Austria qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
EURO facts – Iceland
• This is Iceland’s first game at a major final tournament. They are one of two sides making their major finals debut at UEFA EURO 2016, along with Albania.
• With a population of 330,000, Iceland is the smallest nation to have appeared at any major final tournament; with around 8.4 million citizens, Austria’s population is over 25 times that of Iceland.
• Icelandic sides have played five games in France in UEFA club competition, losing all five of them by an aggregate score of 17-2.
EURO facts – Austria
• This is the first time Austria have qualified for a UEFA European Championship final tournament – they appeared as co-hosts at UEFA EURO 2008 but failed to win in three games.
• Austria’s greatest achievement to date is a third-place finish at the 1954 World Cup in neighbouring Switzerland. They last qualified for a World Cup in 1998, when the tournament was staged in France.
• Austria played in Saint-Denis at the 1998 finals, losing 2-1 to Italy on 23 June – a defeat which spelled elimination for Herbert Prohaska’s side.
• Austria are one of four nations – along with England, Italy and Romania – who came through UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying unbeaten (W9 D1).
Coach and player links
• Austria defender David Alaba turns 24 on 24 June, two days after this game.
• Play together:
Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) and Marc Janko (Austria) – Basel
• Have played together:
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) and David Alaba (Austria) – Hoffenheim, 2011
• An Ajax side featuring Sigthórsson lost 3-0 and 3-1 to a Salzburg team that included Austria’s Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Ilsanker and Florian Klein in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League round of 32.
• Janko scored in Twente’s 2-1 Dutch Super Cup win against Sigthórsson’s Ajax on 30 July 2011.
• Hinteregger scored in Salzburg’s 2-0 victory against a Malmö side featuring Iceland’s Kári Árnason in the first leg of a 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.