Third time lucky for Iceland against Portugal?

Will Icelandic fans be celebrating on 14 June?

Will Icelandic fans be celebrating on 14 June?

Charles Gittins

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Charles Gittins

In exactly two weeks’ time, Iceland kick off their first ever match in the finals of a European championship – against Portugal on 14 June in the French city of Saint-Étienne.

Iceland and Portugal have only ever met twice before competitively – and on both occasions Portugal secured comfortable victories.

Both matches were in the qualifying stages of Euro 2012. In October 2010, Portugal beat Iceland 3-1. A year later, they won again 5-3.

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As the excitement builds for Euro 2016, Icelanders and friends of Icelanders everywhere will be hoping and praying that the boys in blue can make it third time lucky against their Portuguese opponents.

Together with Iceland and Portugal in Qualifying Group F are Austria and Hungary.

Or will the likes of Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano …

Or will the likes of Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo put paid to Icelandic hopes? Photo: AFP

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