The Icelandic national team in men’s football lost 0-1 against Iran in a friendly game at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran yesterday. Iran was the stronger team throughout the entire game and scored the goal after a quick offense early in the second half.
The Icelandic national team plays England in 2003. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Iceland had its best chance to score in the first half when Ólafur Ingi Skúlason missed the goal, one-on-one against Iran’s goalkeeper. Heidar Helguson tried to even the score for Iceland half-way into the second half, but his shot was deflected, mbl.is reports.
Iran had its strongest players on the field, while the Icelandic team lacked a number of key players. Ten players will be added to the group for Iceland’s next friendly match in Luxembourg on Saturday.
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