Iceland national under-19 football team

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Iceland Under-19
Nickname(s)Strákarnir okkar
AssociationFootball Association of Iceland
Head coachIceland Þorvaldur Örlygsson
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Iceland 1-1  Wales
(Reykjavik, Iceland; 13 October 1970)
Biggest win
 Iceland 9-0  Luxembourg
(Reykjavik, Iceland; 9 October 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Serbia 6-0  Iceland
(Ireland; 30 May 2014)
European Under-19 Football Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1976)
Best resultGroup stage (6 times)

The Iceland national under-19 football team, controlled by the Football Association of Iceland, represents Iceland at the European Under-19 Football Championship and international friendly match fixtures at the under-19 age level.

European Championships[edit]

Introduction[edit]

Since it adopted its current format in 2002, the Iceland under-19s have failed to qualify for the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. As of 2011, their best qualifying campaign performances came in 2007 and 2008, when they qualified for the second, or 'elite', qualification stage.

In the qualifying campaign for the 2007 tournament, the team finished joint second place in the elite qualification stage behind the Spain under-19s, who went on to win the tournament.[1][2] In 2008, the Iceland under-19s recorded elite stage victories against the Norway under-19s and the Israel under-19s, but again finished in second place. On that occasion the group winners were the Bulgaria under-19s.[3][4]

In the 2011 qualification campaign, Iceland finished third in group 1 of the first qualifying stage. Their only points came in a 4-0 victory over the Kazakhstan under-19s, who finished bottom in fourth place.[5][6]

In the first qualification stage of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, the Iceland under-19s faced Norway, Latvia and Cyprus, finishing last in the group.[7] Iceland didn't fare much better in 2013, as they came third in the group and didn't qualify.[8] In 2014 they finished second in Group 4 behind Belgium and ahead of both France and Northern Ireland[9] to qualify for the elite round where they lost all three matches.

History[edit]

Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Norway 2002 First qualifying stage
Liechtenstein 2003 First qualifying stage
Switzerland 2004 First qualifying stage
Northern Ireland 2005 First qualifying stage
Poland 2006 First qualifying stage
Austria 2007 Elite qualifying stage
Czech Republic 2008 Elite qualifying stage
Ukraine 2009 First qualifying stage
France 2010 First qualifying stage
Romania 2011 First qualifying stage
Estonia 2012 First qualifying stage
Lithuania 2013 First qualifying stage
Hungary 2014 Elite qualifying stage
Total 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current squad[edit]

The squad called up for two friendly games against Northern Ireland played on the 3 and 5 September 2014.[10] Caps and goals as of 3 September 2014, after the team's match against Northern Ireland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Hlynur Örn Hlöðversson (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Iceland Breiðablik
1GK Hörður Fannar Björgvinsson (1997-06-26) 26 June 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Iceland Fram
Samúel Kári Friðjónsson (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 23) 16 2 England Reading
Alexander Helgi Sigurðarson (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 23) 4 0 Netherlands AZ
Sindri Pálmason (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 23) 4 0 Denmark Esbjerg
Magnús Pétur Bjarnason (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 23) 4 0 Iceland Fjölnir
Gauti Gautason (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 23) 4 0 Iceland KA
Tómas Ingi Urbancic (1996-11-13) 13 November 1996 (age 22) 4 2 England Reading
Max Odin Eggertsson (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 23) 4 0 Iceland Selfoss
Ásgeir Frank Ásgeirsson (1996-08-02) 2 August 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Iceland Víkingur R.
Albert Guðmundsson (1997-06-15) 15 June 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
Óttar Magnús Karlsson (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22) 1 1 Netherlands Ajax
Viktor Karl Einarsson (1997-01-30) 30 January 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Netherlands AZ
Ragnar Már Lárusson (1997-06-09) 9 June 1997 (age 22) 1 0 England Brighton
Orri Sveinn Stefánsson (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 23) 1 0 Iceland Fylkir
Bjarki Þór Viðarsson (1997-06-22) 22 June 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Iceland KA
Sindri Scheving (1997-11-19) 19 November 1997 (age 21) 1 0 England Reading
Darri Sigþórsson (1997-03-20) 20 March 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Iceland Valur

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elite qualifying stage results 2006-07". Uefa.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Elite qualifying stage tables, 2007 U-19 European Championships". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Elite qualifying stage results 2007-08". Uefa.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Elite qualifying stage tables, 2008 U-19 European Championships". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  5. ^ "2011 UEFA under-19 European Championships: Group 1 final standings". Uefa.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Under-19 result: Iceland 4-0 Kazakhstan". soccerway.com. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Iceland under-19 fixtures for 2012 European Championships". Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.uefa.com/under19/season=2013/standings/round=2000318/group=2001753/index.html
  9. ^ http://www.uefa.com/under19/season=2014/standings/round=2000383/group=2002192/index.html
  10. ^ http://www.ksi.is/media/landslid/u19karla/U19-karla-gegn-Nordur-Irlandi-september-2014.pdf