Iceland Camp Focus – Sverrisson hopes to recreate qualifying form ahead of must-win clash

It has not been a dream debut for Iceland in the European under-21 championships, having lost the inaugural match against Belarus at Aarhus – home to many Icelanders. This has been the first taste of an international tournament for the island nation and they will want to remove the bitterness as quickly as possible as bigger tests await them, first being the game today against a high-flying Switzerland side who are coming off a morale boosting win over the hosts, Denmark.

Expectations were high when Iceland met the injury-hit Belarus side, with the impressive qualification campaign that included a stunning 4-1 win against holders Germany behind them, but missed chances and the crucial dismissal of midfielder Aron Gunnarsson turned the fortunes against them. Andrei Voronkov struck from the resultant penalty before substitute Maksim Skavysh sealed the match for the Belarusians. The reaction of the Iceland players after the match was indeed focused on the missed opportunities. AZ Alkmaar striker Kolbeinn Sigth

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