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Iceland have a big chance of making the Euro 2016 last 16. Pictured: Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson (r) in training.Reuters

Iceland, one of the smallest nations ever to take part in the European Championship, have remained undefeated in the Euro 2016 so far. A win against Austria on Wednesday would see them joining Hungary from the group in the last 16 of the competition.

Ahead of the crucial game, the only concern for Iceland remains the fitness of skipper Aron Gunnarsson, who suffered a groin strain. Whether the 27-year-old midfielder makes an appearance in the match, remains to be seen. 

Besides Gunnarsson, the team doesn't have any major injury worries. However, the likes of Johann Gudmundsson, Alfred Finnbogason and Birkir Saevarsson are just one yellow card away from suspension.

For Austria, Bayern Munich full back David Alaba is expected to be deployed at an advanced role this time around as well. Defender Aleksandar Dragovic is also returning as his one-match suspension has come to an end. The Dynamo Kyiv centre back received a red card in Austria's first game of the competition against Portugal.

Meanwhile, inclusion of midfielder Zlatko Junuzovic remains doubtful still as he recuperates from an ankle injury.

Only a win can keep alive Austria's remote chances of qualifying for the Euro 2016 last-16 stage. Marcel Koller's side haven't been able to score a single goal in any of their previous games and that will be a major area of concern for them. 

Basel striker Marc Janko is expected to start up front for them and it remains to be seen if the experienced striker can really fire in the match.

The likes of Christian Fuchs, Martin Harnik, Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schopf are also one yellow card away from suspension for Austria.

Expected starting XI: Iceland: Halldorsson; Sævarsson, R Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, G Sigurdsson, B Bjarnason; Sigthorsson, Bodvarsson.

Austria: Almer; Klein, Prodl, Dragovic, Fuchs; Baumgartlinger, Alaba; Harnik, Schopf, Arnautovic; Janko.

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