Moldova vs Iceland: Match preview
Moldova played poorly in the qualification. Iceland wants to say goodbye with a victory. The guests are objectively much better team.
Moldova team news:
The arrival of the experienced Altman on the bench of Moldova proved to be a complete failure as under his leadership Moldova recorded four heavy defeats with a 0-12 goal difference, including the one from Andorra. Given the results, it is clear that they could not wait in Moldova for the appointment of a new coach early next year as planned.
They responded immediately by bringing in Turkish expert Engin Firat, which is a hit so far. Firat was expected to score no points in his debut with France, but his team had a good deal of tormenting the current world champion in Paris. Early in the match Moldova shocked the hosts with a goal by Rate, but France managed to equalize through at the end of the first half.
In the very end of the match, Giroud made a complete turn to France with apenalty, but Engin Firat and his players can definitely be pleased with the presentation in Paris regardless of the fact that they came home without points.
Probable lineup: Koselev, Jardan, Craciun, Posmac, Armas, Platica, Carp, Cociuc, Ionita, Ginsari, Rata.
Iceland team news:
Iceland struggled on Thursday against Turkey with hope of winning one of the group’s first two spots. Hamren’s team failed to score the winning shot it needed. For most of the match, Turkey controlled the situation, but in the final game Iceland threw in more speed and was extremely close to the goal.
Hamren is facing a match against Moldova in which he is expected to make some changes in the starting lineup. From the original roster for this gathering, Hamren was left without goalkeepers Runarsson and midfielder Sigurjonsson due to injuries. There are no defenders Saevarsson, midfielder Gudmundsson and Hallfredsson, and striker Sigurdarson in the competition.
Probable lineup: Halldorsson, Palsson, Arnason, Sigurdsson, Skulason, Bodvarsson, Sigurdsson, Bjarnason, Magnusson, Sigtorsson, Sigurdsson.
Iceland is a better team by far. Still, they have no motive in this match. This is a good opportunity for a home team. They obviously want to prove something in this match. We think that both teams will score, regardless of the result.
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