Iceland tied with Serbia in an away game in Nis yesterday, 25-25, in the 2016 Euro Qualifier. However, Iceland won against Serbia at Laugardalshöllin stadium in Reykjavík last Wednesday, 38-22.
Yesterday, Iceland started well but Serbia were two goals ahead at half time, 13-11. Iceland scored four goals in a row in the middle of the second half and managed to get ahead, 19-18, but it wasn’t long before Serbia got the upper hand again.
With two minutes to go it looked like Serbia would win the game after Momir Ilic took the home team three goals over at 25-22 but then Iceland scored three more goals.
At 25-25, Iceland went for a shot in the final seconds but failed to score.
Two of Iceland’s star players, Alexander Petersson and Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, missed yesterday’s game due to injuries, Vísir reports.
Placing second in Group 4 after Montenegro, Iceland has a chance at getting through to the 2016 European Cup in Poland. The two best teams from each group and the overall best third ranked team will qualify for the final tournament, for which the draw takes place on June 19 in Krakow.
Iceland still has two games left, against Montenegro and Israel in June.