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Iceland Beats South Africa in Friendly Football Match

By Iceland Review

The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat 2010 World Cup host South Africa by one goal in a friendly football match on Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík yesterday. The goal was scored by Veigar Páll Gunnarsson.

“One could say that I got lucky but I have seen uglier goals than this. It’s permitted to shoot with the toe if it works,” Gunnarsson told

Gunnarsson almost missed the ball, which he had originally planned to kick with his left foot, so he decided to use the right foot instead and hit the ball with his toe. This is the second national team game in a row in which Gunnarsson scored.

Iceland’s next friendly game is with Iran on November 10 in Tehran, as stated on With winter approaching, no more national games will be played in Reykjavík this year.

Meanwhile, the Icelandic national team in men’s football for 21-years-olds and younger players, beat Northern Ireland 2-1 in Grindavík, Iceland yesterday, Morgunbladid reports.

The victory is the third in a row in the Europe Cup, which is a new record for an Icelandic team in this age category. The boys have scored 16 goals in three games.

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