Репрезентацијата на Нигерија ја направи Групата Д на Светското првенство во Русија и тоа како интересна пред последното трето коло откако славеше со 2-0 против Исланд.
Нигеријците сосема заслужено стигнаа до триумфот по што, по поразот од Хрватска на стартот, сега се вратија во игра и за осминафиналето на Мундијалот 2018.
Nigeria v Iceland – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Match 24
Еден од главните претенденти за освојување на трофејот на Светското првенство во Русија, Аргентина, го започна со реми учеството на Мундијалот 2018.
Во првиот натпревар од групата „Д“, „гаучосите“ не успеаја да го победат дебитантот Исланд, откако мечот заврши 1:1.
Iceland U21 Ukraine U21 2:4
France 5 – 2 Iceland, Goals Euro 2016
France set-up a semi-final clash against Germany by beating fan favourites Iceland 5-2 at the Stade de France.
The hosts were well worth their victory having raced into a 4-0 lead at half-time via goals from Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann.
Although Iceland managed to net twice in the second period – Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Birkir Bjarnason with the goals – Giroud grabbed his second of the night to secure the most emphatic result of the tournament.
Iceland managed some early chances, Sigurdsson firing straight at Lloris and Bodvarsson going down under pressure from Umtiti, with calls for a penalty which was not given.
However, Halldorsson had to produce a fine claim to prevent Griezmann tapping Sissoko’s cross into an empty net, and the hosts finally broke through after ramping up the pressure.
Matuidi sent a perfectly weighted ball through the heart of the Iceland defence, and Giroud – who was slightly offside – ran onto the pass before sending a first-time finish past Halldorsson into the far corner of the net.
The goal settled French nerves, and seven minutes later Pogba netted his first goal of the tournament, converting Griezmann’s corner with a thumping header.
Iceland were sitting remarkably deep, and failing to show any of the composure they had in the victory over England in the Round of 16.
Chances were few and far between, but Bodvarsson should have pulled one back when Gudmundsson’s throw was sent into the area and flicked on by Sigthorsson; however, the 24-year-old could only lob the loose ball over the bar.
France had no trouble dominating the ball, pushing towards goal when they pleased with no fear of being counter-attacked by an Iceland side who were looking tired after just half-an-hour of play.
Matuidi volleyed wide from Payet’s cross, before the West Ham star grabbed the third of the night, sending a low left-footed finish into the far corner from the edge of the area.
With the half-time whistle just moments away, Iceland would have been pleased for the break, but before they could leave the field, Griezmann broke through on goal and chipped Halldorsson to extend the lead to 4-0.
The second half started with France still on top, Griezmann and Payet fluffing chances from the edge of the box, and Pogba sending a low piledriver wide of the post.
Iceland did manage a chance – just their second of the game – as the ball broke to Bjarnason on the edge of the D. However, his first time strike ballooned off his foot and flew high and wide of Lloris’ goal.
Despite the miss, Iceland seemed to gain confidence from a rare attack, and Sigthorsson pulled a goal back, tapping home Sigurdsson’s right wing cross at the near post.
Few suggested the comeback was on, and they were proven right minutes later, as Giroud headed home Payet’s cross to register his third goal of the tournament.
Sigurdsson then fired over from inside the box as Iceland got at Les Bleus’ defence, and Lloris pulled off a magnificent save to deny Ingason’s powerful close-range header.
The game had reached something of a lull, with the result decided so early on, but Iceland refused to feel sorry for themselves and continued to attack.
Sigurdsson had a shot deflected wide, and with six minutes left Bjarnason headed past Lloris to grab a second consolation goal for the brave Iceland side, who bow out of Euro 2016 having earned a number of plaudits following displays of spirit, hard work, and tactical excellence.
Roy Hodgson’s men are heading home after Iceland, the smallest nation ever to grace a major tournament, inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats in English football history.
Having arrived at Euro 2016 among the favourites, falling at the last-16 hurdle to a country the size of Leicester ranks alongside the 1950 World Cup exit to the United States in the embarrassment stakes.
It was a result few could argue with after a cumbersome, uninspiring and ragged England display at the Stade de Nice, where Iceland secured a deserved 2-1 win thanks to a ruthlessness the Three Lions could only dream of.
The greatest day in the tiny Nordic island’s footballing history means it is now surely a case of when rather than if manager Hodgson leaves, with the dearth of options to replace him as demoralising as this display on the French Riviera.
Wayne Rooney’s penalty gave England a dream start after four minutes, but from that point they were largely outfought, outbattled and outplayed.
PENALTY GOAL Wayne Rooney // England 1 – 0 Iceland // EURO 2016 // 27 06 2016
Ragnar Sigurdsson all too easily lost Kyle Walker from Aron Gunnarsson’s mammoth throw to level within two minutes and things got worse when a Kolbeinn Sigthorsson effort trickled home after Joe Hart’s pathetic attempt at a save.
GOAL Ragnar Sigurdsson // England 1 – 1 Iceland // EURO 2016 // 27 06 2016
GOAL Kolbeinn Sigthorsson // England 1 – 2 Iceland // EURO 2016 // 27 06 2016
Referee Damir Skomina had no hesitation pointing to the spot and Rooney struck home confidently, firing low to the Iceland goalkeeper’s right – a dream start that lasted mere minutes.
The enormous throw of captain Gunnarsson may have been highlighted by Hodgson but caught his side out, with Kari Arnason’s flicked header allowing the unmarked Ragnar Sigurdsson to direct home.
Walker, so impressive in the group stage, was horribly caught out by the centre-back, who turned home to send those in blue wild.
Dele Alli came close with an exceptional strike as England looked to strike back, with Harry Kane next to try his luck before being caught by another preventable blow.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson turned a Gylfi Sigurdsson pass into the path of Sigthorsson, whose touch gave him enough space to get away a right-footed shot that Hart somehow failed to turn around the post.
Those in white watched on in stunned silence as the ball trickled over the line, with the limp-wristed attempt at a save leading to as much shock as anger.
It threw England off-kilter and it took several minutes to regain an iota of composure, with Halldorsson tipping over Kane’s superb volley when they next attacked.
Rooney tried his luck from distance after Ari Skulason went close with an audacious left-footed strike at the other end as those on the pitch reflected the tension in the stand.
Chris Smalling’s header went wide and a Sturridge cross-shot threatened before the half-time whistle, which England greeted with hearty and deserved boos.
Jack Wilshere, surprisingly, replaced Eric Dier when the teams re-emerged as Hodgson looked to find an equaliser, with a powerful Kane header easily stopped soon after the restart.
Another poorly defended set-piece nearly saw Iceland pull further ahead 10 minutes into the second half, though, with Hart fortunate that Ragnar Sigurdsson’s close-range overhead was straight at him.
However, there were few signs of life from England as Alli and Wilshere failed from distance in-between the introduction of Jamie Vardy.
The Leicester striker was denied an early effort on goal by Ragnar Sigurdsson’s wonderful tracking back, with Rooney jeered when over hitting a cross from the resulting corner.
Birkir Saevarsson’s threatening drive and skipper Gunnarsson’s near-post drive threatened to make things worse as England left themselves exposed at the back, with Arnason heading wide from a corner.
The inability of Hodgson’s men to break through Iceland’s well-drilled side led to the gamble of Marcus Rashford being brought on.
Arnason got back well to clear in stoppage time but it was too little, too late. England were out and deservedly so – the most crushing and embarrassing circumstances.
Iceland make history
Playing in their first ever major international tournament, minnows Iceland today secured a spot in the knockouts at Euro 2016 by beating Austria 2-1.
23-year-old midfielder Arnor Traustason scored a historic 94th minute winner to send Iceland through in second place with 5 points.With a population of only 400,000 people, Iceland will face England in the last 16.
Icelandic Commentator loses his mind
The people of Iceland will be celebrating into the night and an Icelandic commentator went truly insane celebrating the dramatic stoppage time winner.
The smallest country to ever play at a European Championship are unbeaten following their three group games and could prove a tricky test to Roy Hodgson’s men.
A dramatic winner from Arnor Traustason in injury time sealed a 2-1 win for Iceland against Austria and a last-16 meeting with England at Euro 2016
An early opener from Jon Bodvarsson was cancelled out by Austria substitute Alessandro Schopf in the 60th minute, but a dramatic last-minute goal for Traustason on his competitive Iceland debut means they finished Group F in second place.
The country, with a population of just 330,000, will take on England on Monday night in Nice in the round of 16. They finished second behind Hungary due to having an inferior goal difference.
The loss for Austria means they are now out of Euro 2016, with Portugal finishing in third place after drawing 3-3 with Hungary.
Austria re-called defender Aleksandar Dragovic into the starting lineup after he picked up a suspension in the first game, while Iceland kept the same first XI that saw them draw 1-1 with Hungary.
The game began in a frantic fashion as in just the second minute, Iceland gave their first warning sign. Charlton forward Johann Gudmundsson took the ball on from outside the box and his effort smashed off the left-angle of the framework.
Austria set out in a 4-3-3 to begin the game and found it hard to get into a rhythm, but they were nearly gifted an early goal.
In the 12th minute, Marko Arnautovic pressured the goalkeeper, who was caught dawdling on the ball, and was able to make a tackle. However, his strike bounced off Hannes Halldorsson for a goal-kick.
Iceland hit the woodwork once again just three minutes later as Gylfi Sigurdssson’s in-swinging corner went over Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer and off the post.
A late own-goal handed Hungary a share of the spoils as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Iceland in a tight affair at the Stade Velodrome.
Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a 39th-minute penalty to open the scoring for Iceland ahead of Portugal’s match with Austria on Saturday evening.
The penalty was given after Hungary keeper Gabor Kiraly failed to clear a cross and in the resulting scramble Aron Gunnarsson was deemed to have been unfairly challenged by Tamas Kadar.
Iceland finally crumbled late on in the second half following sustained pressure from Hungary. Substitute Nemanja Nikolic delivered a low cross from the left and Birkir Saevarsson poked the ball into his own net after pressure from the Hungarian attackers.
That sparked jubilant celebrations in the crowd at the Stade Velodrome with fireworks, as has become common in the tournament, again being set off.
The start of the match was overshadowed by reports that fighting had broken out between some Hungary fans and the police inside the stadium.
Hungary will feel the result was the least they deserved, although they found chances hard to come by.
Captain Balazs Dzsudzsak did have one chance in the early stages but his fierce shot from the edge of the area was blocked by Aron Gunnarsson and he later had another effort deflected for a corner.
Iceland went close when Jon Dadi Bodvarsson headed over and Sigurdsson might have hoped for a better outcome after whipping in a dangerous-looking ball that evaded everyone.
Iceland came alive on the half-hour mark as Sigurdsson outmuscled Tamas Kadar to turn and shoot but Gabor Kiraly saved well with his feet.
Kiraly needed to stand up well again just moments later, but this time to redeem himself after playing team-mate Richard Guzmics into trouble. Guzmics was forced into a rushed clearance from a poor Kiraly pass and Iceland intercepted. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson swept in but the goalkeeper turned his shot away for a corner.
The danger was not over, however, and Kiraly compounded his error by spilling the corner. The ball ran loose and Gunnarsson went down under a Kadar challenge. It was perhaps a harsh penalty but Sigurdsson made no mistake from the spot.
Iceland seemed content to sit on their lead in the second half, although Bodvarsson attempted the spectacular with an overhead kick that flew well wide.
Hungary were allowed to keep pushing forward but Iceland stayed deep and limited their opportunities. Dzsudzsak did take aim with two long-range free-kicks but only of them troubled Hannes Halldorsson, and the goalkeeper clutched that at the second attempt.
Clear-cut chances were few and far between but Hungary’s pressure eventually bore fruit as they found space down the right with 87 minutes on the clock.
Laszlo Kleinheisler released Nikolic and his cross into the middle was diverted in by a tired Saevarsson.
Iceland might have snatched the lead back in injury time but Sigursson fired a free-kick into the wall and veteran substitute Eidur Gudjohnsen put the rebound wide.
Euro 2016: Portugal 1-1 Iceland: Birkir Bjarnason strikes to secure valuable point
Birkir Bjarnason scored Iceland’s first ever tournament goal as Heimir Hallgrimsson and Lars Lagerback’s men fought back to a 1-1 draw with Portugal in Saint-Etienne.
Luis Nani had opened the scoring in a dominating performance from the favourites, but a defensive mishap allowed Iceland back into the game, and they held on valiantly to claim a point from the hardest game in Group F.
It took over half-an-hour for Nani to grab the opener, but Portugal will rightfully feel they should have been much further ahead by that point – although it was Gylfi Sigurdsson who came closest to breaking the deadlock.
Finding space in the inside-left channel, he hit a powerful drive towards the near post, although Rui Patricio dealt with the shot, before claiming the rebound which Sigurdsson failed to direct into the back of the net.
Following that chance for the tournament debutants, Portugal dominated the half; Andre Gomes and Joao Mario were heavily involved in much of the attacking play.
Vieirinha had their first real attempt, smashing a strong shot at goal from 25 yards which goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson did well to punch away.
Halldorsson was Iceland’s most involved player in the half, following up that punch with a series of impressive catches from Portugal crosses.
He then made one of the saves of the tournament, to keep the score level.
Cristiano Ronaldo showed his first real glimpse, making space for himself on the left wing and sending the ball into the box. It was perfectly weighted for Nani to head home, but Halldorsson came flying across his goal to deflect the ball with his foot.
However, the keeper could not hold his own for much longer, and Nani soon beat him with a sidefooted finish from Gomes’ well worked cross.
Portugal continued to apply the pressure, Ronaldo going closest to grab the second, but Iceland’s back-line held firm, entering the dressing room at half-time in need of some severe changes.
And although Iceland started the second half in the same manner they ended the first, it was they who got the all-important next goal.
A counter attack saw Birkir Bjarnason lashing home a Savarsson cross from close range, having been given all the time in the world to set himself up thanks to some woefully poor defending from Vieirinha.
The goal brought a renewed vigour to Portugal, although they struggled to break through a sold defence.
Ronaldo and Nani each had two opportunites to retake the lead, although Iceland looked dangerous on the counter without ever really threatening the goal.
Portugal pushed for the next goal, introducing Renato Sanches and Ricardo Quaresma from the bench, whilst Alfred Finnbogason came on as Iceland themselves continued to attack when presented the opportunity.
And Finnbogason was so close to bagging a winner, forcing a fine stop from Patricio with a powerful left footed shot from inside the area.
Ronaldo had the last opportunities for Portugal, but two successive free-kicks hit the wall, and following the latter the referee blew the whistle to great cheers from the Iceland players.