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Iceland Ties Serbia in Handball Championship

The Icelandic national team in men’s handball tied Serbia in their first game in the European Championship in Austria last night. Iceland lost their four-goal lead in the last five minutes of the game and the final score was 29-29.

Serbia’s goalkeeper deflected a penalty shot from Snorri Steinn Gudjónsson in the last second. “Óli [captain Ólafur Stefánsson] and I watched each other and he pointed at me. Then it was my job to take the penalty throw,” Gudjónsson told Fréttabladid.

“But the tournament isn’t over. It was a tie after all, not a loss, and now we are determined to win the remaining games in our qualifying group,” Gudjónsson added.

The Icelandic team led the entire game and Iceland’s coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson was disappointed with the final result. “We absolutely had them. That is why this is so frustrating.”

“We have a difficult game against Austria next so we just have to win it,” Gudmundsson added. The game against Austria is tomorrow.

Click here to read more about the Icelandic handball team.

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