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Disappointing Draw between Iceland and Hungary

By Iceland Review

Iceland’s second game at the EURO2016 in Marseilles, France, ended in a disappointing draw. There had been high hopes that Iceland would come away from the game as a winner.

Gylfi Sigurðsson scored the game’s first goal from a penalty kick at the 39th minute, boosting the Icelandic team’s spirit.

The second goal came at the 88th minute, a hertbreaking own goal from Birkir Már Sævarsson. Hopes were up again, however, at the 94th minute, when the Icelandic team got a free kick, but this time, Gylfi Sigurðsson was unable to break through the wall of Hungarians.

In his tweet tonight, Hrafn Jónsson, also known as Krummi, sums it up very well: “Now, Iceland has both won 1-1 and lost 1-1. Not the end of the world.”

He thereby refers to Iceland’s first EURO2016 game against Portugal, which ended with a pleasantly surprising draw, and then tonight’s game, the disappointing one.

Iceland will play its final game in the group stage on Wednesday, against Austria. Iceland must win the game for a chance to go through to the round of 16.

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