String of excellent saves early in the second half kept his side in and was a rock throughout. Especially impressive in dealing with balls into the box.
Had little to do in the first half as all Croatia's attacks came down the left, but was worked harder by Olic after the break. Just about passed the test.
Kept Mandzukic very quiet in an superb display. Did well to clear Eduardo's effort off the line early on and won numerous headers as the visitors continued to attack after the break.
Showed glimpses of what he could do but was forced much deeper than normal after the hosts went down to 10 men. Delivery from set pieces was excellent.
Won his fair share of tackles at the heart of the defense as Iceland held onto a clean sheet. Long throw caused problems on the rare occasion it was used.
Regularly caught under the ball as Croatia looked to get the ball to Perisic, and eventually paid for his poor positioning with a red card early in the second half.
Guilty of committing a few fouls as the match largely passed by the Iceland skipper. Unable to influence the match with his passing as he would have wanted.
Unable to get into the game in the first half and didn't support Skulason enough when tracking back. Dealt well with being thrust into a right back role after Skulason's red card.
Showed what he can do early on but faded as the match went on. Looked to switch flanks regularly in a search for more possession.
Looked the most likely Iceland player to make an impact in the attacking third during the first half before a freak injury forced him off at halftime.
Worked tirelessly in a forward role despite the remainder of his team struggling to get the ball to him. Fired over with best chance just after the break before being replaced.
Had very little to do as Iceland failed to muster a shot on target. Distributed well on a quiet night for the goalkeeper.
Superb clearance from Sigurdsson's free kick denied hosts a goal. Used all his experience to keep the Iceland attackers quiet.
Struggled to get into the game and was almost non-existent in an attacking sense. Dealt with Sigthorsson runs with relative ease in first half.
Won a number of headers in the first half and looked to move his side forward with his passing. Slightly guilty of too many touches on occasion.
Looked to join in going forward as much as possible as it became clear Bjarnason was not a threat. Knock in first half inhibited him slightly.
A constant threat on the left side and eventually got Skulason sent off with clever run. Final ball was sometimes lacking and missed the best opportunity late on.
Quiet in the first half but came to life after the break with a series of excellent forward passes. Dead ball delivery was a disappointment though.
Struggled to get into the game as Croatia looked to attack down the left for the most part. Replaced by Olic at the break.
Looked to pull the strings but gave the ball away more than he would have liked to. Late shot that faded wide summed up the visitors' frustration.
A real disappointment as he barely had a touch never mind a clear sight of goal. May have had something to do with delivery but still a poor evening by his standards.
Eduardo Da Silva
Weak effort in opening moments allowed Sigurdsson to clear off his own line and was fairly quiet thereafter. Replaced for the final 20 minutes.