|Nickname(s) Strákarnir okkar|
Appearances 1 (first in 2011)
|FIFA code ISL|
Best result Round 1 (2011)
Head coach Eyjólfur Sverrisson
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
|Association Football Association of Iceland|
England 1 2 iceland u21 international friendly highlights
The Iceland national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Iceland and is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland. The team is considered to be the feeder team for the senior Icelandic national football team. Since the establishment of the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 1978, the team has reached the Euro Championship finals on one occasion in 2011 where they were knocked out in the group stages.
- England 1 2 iceland u21 international friendly highlights
- Current squad
- Recent call ups
- Previous squads
The team is for Icelandic players aged under 21 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 23. As long as they are eligible, players can play for Iceland at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side, and again for the U21s. This has been the case for several senior team players like Aron Gunnarsson, Eiður Guðjohnsen, Heiðar Helguson and Kolbeinn Sigþórsson.
From 1978 to 2009 the team never qualified for tournament finals. In late 2010, the team sealed qualification to the championships for the very first team in their history. During the qualification stage they finished second in their group behind the Czech Republic and qualified for the playoffs as a result of being one of the best runners-up in the whole qualification process. Their most notable win came in a 4–1 home win over Germany. In the next stage they played against Scotland in a two-legged affair in which they won 4–2 on aggregate over the two games.
Their remarkable qualification campaign saw them qualify for the finals where they were drawn against Belarus, Denmark and Switzerland in Group A. In their first two group games they were comfortably beaten by Belarus and Switzerland. In their final group game they defeated Denmark who were the hosts of the tournament 3–1. Iceland would finish third in the group, level on points with the second placed and fourth placed teams. Following the end of the tournament, UEFA announced its Team of the Tournament with striker Kolbeinn Sigþórsson named on the list.
The following players were named in the squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Macedonia, played on 24 March 2016. All caps and goals are correct as of 24 March 2016.
The following players have also been called up to the under-21 squad since the start of 2015.