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Iceland Ties Norway in Football

The Icelandic men’s football team tied Norway 2-2 at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo on Saturday in the qualifying round for the 2010 World Championship in Football. It was the first game of the qualifying round for both teams.

“Coming to Ullevaal and earning a point is nothing but positive,” Icelandic striker Eidur Smári Gudjohnsen told Fréttabladid who scored the second goal for Iceland around 20 minutes before the end of the game.

According to Fréttabladid, Iceland could have earned two points for a victory instead of sharing the points with Norway for a tie because Iceland played an aggressive offense towards the end and Veigar Páll Gunnarsson made an excellent shot, which hit the pole of the Norwegian goal.

But the team’s coach Ólafur Jóhannesson is not disappointed with the results. “It is very comfortable for us to have a point already, not to mention that this was an away game. I said before the game that we would be thrilled with one point and fortunately that was how it turned out.”

Iceland will play against Scotland next at Laugardalsvöllur Stadium in Reykjavík on Wednesday. Scotland lost unexpectedly against Macedonia on Saturday.

Click here to read about Iceland’s recent friendly game with Azerbaijan.

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