The Euro 2008 qualifying match in Iceland yesterday was exciting throughout, both teams played well, but Sweden went away as winners.
The rainy and windy weather conditions in Reykjavík last night were not optimal for playing football. But that only added to the excitement of the game.
After only six minutes, Arnar Thor Vidarsson of the Icelandic team scored the first goal. It was a lucky shot, he told the Icelandic media after the game.
Iceland’s luck did not last for long. One minute later Kim Källström scored a magnificent goal from a well-directed free kick. The excitement died with it. Fréttabladid reports.
The deciding goal was scored by Christian Wilhelmsson on the 59th minute in the second half of the match.
The Icelandic team tried all they could to level the game and Eidur Gudjohnsen almost succeeded on the 85th minute, but the free kick smashed against the crossbar.
In the end, Iceland lost and Sweden remains at the top of qualifying Group F with 12 points.