Iceland national under-19 football team

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.

Iceland Under-19
Nickname(s)Strákarnir okkar
AssociationFootball Association of Iceland
Head coachIceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason
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)

European ChampionshipsEdit

IntroductionEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

Year Result GP W D L GS GA
  2002 First qualifying stage
  2003 First qualifying stage
  2004 First qualifying stage
  2005 First qualifying stage
  2006 First qualifying stage
  2007 Elite qualifying stage
  2008 Elite qualifying stage
  2009 First qualifying stage
  2010 First qualifying stage
  2011 First qualifying stage
  2012 First qualifying stage
  2013 First qualifying stage
  2014 Elite qualifying stage
  2015 First qualifying stage
  2016 First qualifying stage
  2017 First qualifying stage
  2018 First qualifying stage
  2019 First qualifying stage
  2020 Postponed, rescheduled, and then cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[10]
  2021 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[11]
  2022 TBD
Total 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current squadEdit

  • The following players were called up for the friendlies.[12]
  • Match dates: 1 and 4 June 2022
  • Opposition:   Republic of Ireland
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 29 March 2022, after the match against   Romania
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Halldór Snær Georgsson (2004-01-05) 5 January 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Vængir Júpiters
1GK Lúkas Jóhannes Petersson (2004-02-09) 9 February 2004 (age 18) 1 0   TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
2DF Þorsteinn Aron Antonsson (2004-01-13) 13 January 2004 (age 18) 3 0   Stjarnan
2DF Arnar Daníel Aðalsteinsson (2004-03-14) 14 March 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Grótta
2DF Aron Jónsson (2004-07-20) 20 July 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Brann
2DF Hlynur Freyr Karlsson (2004-04-06) 6 April 2004 (age 18) 5 0   Bologna
2DF Birgir Steinn Styrmisson (2004-06-07) 7 June 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Spezia
3MF Jóhannes Kristinn Bjarnason (2005-02-24) 24 February 2005 (age 17) 0 0   IFK Norrköping
3MF Bjarni Guðjón Brynjólffson (2004-02-28) 28 February 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Þór Akureyri
3MF Eggert Aron Guðmundsson (2004-02-08) 8 February 2004 (age 18) 1 0   Stjarnan
3MF Óliver Steinar Guðmundsson (2004-05-17) 17 May 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Atalanta
3MF Sigurbergur Áki Jörundsson (2004-03-16) 16 March 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Grótta
3MF Júlíus Mar Júlíusson (2004-06-07) 7 June 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Fjölnir
3MF Daníel Freyr Kristjánsson (2005-08-30) 30 August 2005 (age 17) 0 0   Stjarnan
3MF Guðmundur Baldvin Nökkvason (2004-04-27) 27 April 2004 (age 18) 0 0   Stjarnan
3MF Ágúst Orri Þorsteinsson (2005-01-14) 14 January 2005 (age 17) 0 0   Malmö
4FW Adolf Daði Birgisson (2004-06-03) 3 June 2004 (age 18) 3 0   Stjarnan
4FW Arnar Númi Gíslason (2004-12-15) 15 December 2004 (age 17) 7 0   Fjölnir
4FW Hilmir Rafn Mikaelsson (2004-02-02) 2 February 2004 (age 18) 6 2   Venezia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elite qualifying stage results 2006–07". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. 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. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. 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. ^ "Under-19 - Standings – UEFA.com". www.uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-21.
  9. ^ "Under-19 - Standings – UEFA.com". www.uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-14.
  10. ^ "Under-19 EURO: new schedule". UEFA.com. 13 August 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  11. ^ "2020/21 Under-19 EURO cancelled". UEFA.com. 23 February 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  12. ^ "U19 karla - Hópur fyrir tvo vináttuleiki gegn Írlandi" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 24 May 2022. Retrieved 1 June 2022.