Iceland v Croatia, 26 June 2018

Score2-1 to Croatia
RefereeAntonio Mateu Lahoz
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group D
VenueRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Attendance43,472
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Iceland v Croatia was Match 40 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain) Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrian Devis (Spain) Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Diaz Perez (Spain) Fourth Official: John Pitti (Panama) Reserve AR: Gabriel Victoria (Panama) VAR: Paolo Valeri (Italy) AVAR 1: Gery Vargas (Peru) AVAR 2: Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy) AVAR 3: Felix Zwayer (Germany) Croatia had now won three consecutive games at the World Cup finals for the first time. In their final group game and having already guaranteed their place in the knock-out stages, Croatia made nine changes from the previous game; the most by a nation in a World Cup finals game since England made nine for their game against Costa Rica in 2014. Iceland, who could have qualified for the knock-out stages with a win in this game, were now without a win in their last nine games (lost six); their longest such run since September 2011 (also nine games). Gylfi Sigurdsson’s penalty was the 17th scored at Russia 2018 to equal the most scored in at a World Cup finals (also in 1998).

1  Iceland

Manager: Hemir Hallgrimsson

2  Croatia

Manager: Zlatko Dalic

Goals:

Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty 76 P

Goals:

Milan Badelj 53 G
Ivan Perišić 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson
Defender Sverrir Ingason
Midfielder Birkir Bjarnason
Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson (captain)
Midfielder Emil Hallfredsson
Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson
Midfielder/Forward Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić
Defender Dulje Caleta-Car
Defender Vedran Corluka
Defender Tin Jedvaj
Defender Josip Pivarić
Midfielder Milan Badelj
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder Luka Modrić (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Ivan Perišić
Midfielder/Forward Marko Pjaca

Substitutions:

Björn Sigurdarson for Ragnar Sigurdsson 70
Albert Gudmundsson for Alfred Finnbogason 85
Arnór Ingvi Traustason for Birkir Bjarnason 90

Substitutions:

Filip Bradarić for Luka Modrić 65
Dejan Lovren for Marko Pjaca 70
Ivan Rakitić for Mateo Kovačić 81

Cards:

Emil Hallfredsson 59 Y
Alfred Finnbogason 64 Y
Birkir Saevarsson 84 Y

Cards:

Marko Pjaca 14 Y
Tin Jedvaj 83 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Frederik Schram
Defender/Midfielder Kári Arnason
Defender/Midfielder Hólmar Eyjólfsson
Defender/Midfielder Samúel Fridjónsson
Defender/Midfielder Ari Skúlason
Midfielder Rúrik Gíslason
Midfielder/Forward Albert Gudmundsson

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković
Goalkeeper Danijel Subašić
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Ivan Strinic
Defender Domagoj Vida
Defender/Midfielder Šime Vrsaljko
Midfielder Filip Bradarić
Midfielder Marcelo Brozović
Midfielder Ivan Rakitić
Forward Ante Rebić