Big night for Holmar

Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson will line up for Iceland against Scotland this evening as they bid to reach the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The first leg takes place in Reyjkavik tonight, with the return match in Edinburgh on Monday night.

The winners will join the Danish hosts and five other play-off winners at the final tournament in Aalborg, Aarhus, Viborg and Herning from 11 to 25 June 2011.

The Icelanders came through qualifying Group 5 to reach the play-offs - along with Marek Stech's Czech Republic, who take on Greece over two legs on Friday and Tuesday - and are on the verge of their first-ever major UEFA or FIFA tournament at any level.

For that reason, Eyjolfsson is excited about his country's prospects, but knows they face a tough assignment.

"To be fair I don't know much about Scotland but I think I know the type of football they will play. It will be a physical game, I'm sure," said Eyjolfsson, who played in seven of Iceland's eight group matches, scoring once.

"There were teams like Holland and Croatia in the draw which maybe would have been harder games but with the Under-21s you never know. You can't always compare countries to their senior teams.

"This is the longest we've ever gone in the competition so we've already made history. Whatever we do now is a bonus. It would be really good to make it to the finals"

For Eyjolfsson, his team's achievement is all the more personal as the Iceland U21 squad is coached by his father, former Iceland international midfielder Eyjolfur Sverrisson.

"It's very personal for me and emotional for me to see us progress because it's glory for me and glory for my father as well. It's nice for our family."

Full play-off draw

England v Romania
Netherlands v Ukraine
Spain v Croatia
Switzerland v Sweden
Iceland v Scotland
Czech Republic v Greece
Italy v Belarus