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Laugardalsvollur Stadium (ATT 9,767) 11th October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: I Vad

Iceland Iceland vs Cyprus Cyprus

Iceland 2

K Sigthorsson (60)
G Sigurdsson (77)

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Cyprus 0

World Cup qualifier: Iceland beat Cyprus 2-0 in Reykjavik

Last Updated: 11/10/13 10:54pm

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Gylfi Sigurdsson: Scored Iceland's second goal

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Scored Iceland's second goal

Iceland remain in pole position to clinch the runners-up spot in World Cup qualifying Group E thanks to a 2-0 victory over Cyprus in Reykjavik.

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson opened the scoring on the hour-mark and Gylfi Sigurdsson made the points safe 13 minutes from time.

The result kept Lars Lagerback's side in second place in the pool - a point better off than Slovenia, who were 3-0 winners against Norway.

The hosts bossed the first half but failed to unduly trouble Cyprus goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides, while the visitors offered little as an attacking force.

Sigurdsson sent a couple of early sighters over bar before Birkir Bjarnason nodded Eidur Gudjohnsen's cross wide.

Sigthorsson, Birkir Mar Saevarsson and Ari Freyr Skulason were off target with further efforts, and Sigurdsson's speculative 30-yard attempt was comfortably caught by Georgallides as the game reached half-time goalless.

The match continued in the same vein after the interval, with Iceland very much on the front foot - and they received their reward on the hour mark.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson provided the assist from the left channel, with Sigthorsson drilling into the bottom-right corner from close range.

Kari Arnason then twice directed headers over the bar when well placed, but in the 77th minute the clinching goal arrived. Bjarnason's blast was parried by Georgallides, with Tottenham midfielder Sigurdsson on hand to pounce on the rebound.

Bjarnason went close to stretching Iceland's lead in the final minute but his rasping 25-yard drive was parried by Georgallides.

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Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4