The Icelandic team in men’s football boasted a 3-1 victory in a friendly match against Georgia on Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík yesterday. Iceland’s goals were scored by Gardar Jóhannsson, Ólafur Ingi Skúlason and Veigar Páll Gunnarsson.
The first goal was a header by Jóhannsson, early in the game. Only three minutes later, the second goal of the game was scored by Skúlason. These were their first goals for the Icelandic national team, respectively, visir.is reports.
About 25 minutes into the game, Iceland’s game seemed to be about to collapse when Georgia stepped up and Vladimir Dvalishvili scored in the 33rd minute.
Shortly afterwards, Georgia had two opportunities to even the score, but failed to follow them through.
In the 54th minute Iceland earned a penalty kick and Gunnarsson scored the final goal of the game.
The Icelandic players got a few more chances to score, including substitute Pálmi Rafn Pálmason, but Georgia’s goalkeeper deflected his shot.
Iceland tied Norway in their final game in the qualifying round for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on Saturday.
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