International Round-Up: Sigurdsson Helps Iceland Secure Important Victory

Everton playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson completed the full 90 minutes as he helped Iceland to an important 1-0 home UEFA Euro 2020 victory over Albania on Saturday.

Burnley midfielder Johann Berg Gundmundsson got the the only goal in the Group H clash.

Sigurdsson's team have another home qualifier on Tuesday night, as they host Turkey in Reykjavik.


The Turks will head into the game buoyed after an impressive 2-0 win over France. Toffees left-back Lucas Digne played the first half for Les Bleus but Didier Deschamps’ team were beaten 2-0 in Konya.

Ayhan Kaan and Cengiz Under were the goalscorers for the home side, who were without the injured Cenk Tosun.

World champions France will look to hit back when they take on Andorra on Tuesday.

Turkey now sit top of the group on nine points, with France and Iceland both three points behind.

Full-back Cuco Martina was in the Curacao side that beat Vietnam 5-4 on penalties to win the King’s Cup final in Thailand.

The game finished 1-1 after normal time, with Vietnam’s Pham Duc Huy equalising late on following Jurich Carolina’s opener.

With no extra time, the game went straight to a penalty shootout. Curacao were faultless from the spot and a miss from Vietnam’s Cong Phuong proved decisive.

Muhamed Bešić played for 79 minutes but his Bosnia and Herzegovina team were beaten 2-0 by Finland in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier.

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki hit both goals in Tampere.

Bosnia, who slip to fourth in Group J, face leaders Italy in Turin on Tuesday.

Henry Onyekuru was introduced as a 74th-minute substitute as Nigeria played out a goalless draw with Zimbabwe in their final warm-up clash before the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria play their first match of the tournament – which is being hosted by Egypt – on Saturday against Burundi.






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