Iceland v Austria, 22nd June, 6pm

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Hmm, can't say I've got high hopes for this one.

Iceland have ground out 2 draws in pretty eye watering style. Can they shithouse out another draw which gives them a fighting chance at finishing 2nd in the group? Can they manage more?

As for Austria, they've been one of the worst teams at the tournament. Lost convincingly to Hungary, very lucky not to lose to Portugal. Its win or bust for them, can they show anything of note to warrant qualifying for the knockouts?

This one will be a snooze fest I reckon. Iceland to sit deep and try and pinch one like they did against Hungary. Austria to huff and puff and struggle to break Iceland down. Anyone see past a 0-0 here?
 

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Come on Austria get your act together. Rather play them than another team that parks the bus
 

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Another dramatic game, what a win for Iceland quite surprising that Hungary and Iceland are topping this group. Really poor from Austria though considering they were fancied as a dark horse at the start, shame for then. I'm much happier we're playing Iceland than Portugal though, I didn't fear Portugal but we knew they would have the intention to attack us, whereas it's obvious Iceland will park the bus. If we can't break them down in 90 minutes then we deserve to come home.
 

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Well, we'll deserve another 30 minutes to have another try.
 

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Went to the game. More Austrians than Icies but both sets of fans made a right racket. Game was pretty good. Iceland hit the post early on and opened the scoring mainly thanks to questionable defending by the Austrians. Then Austria missed a penalty but a very intense second half pressure brought an equaliser. They couldn't break Iceland's back-line though. I must say I was impressed by Arnautovic (although he looked wasted after an hour) but not so much by Alaba who looked very poor and not the star player that he is supposed to be.
Iceland grabbed a late winner on the counter to confirm 2nd spot ahead of Portugal.
 

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