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Scotland Beats Iceland in Football

Iceland lost 1-2 against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow last night in the qualifying round for the 2010 World Championship in football. Iceland had a bad day and made costly mistakes—Iceland has never won a game against Scotland.

Ross McCormack scored the first goal for Scotland early in the game. Indridi Sigurdsson tied the score for Iceland at the beginning of the first half, but then Steven Fletcher scored Scotland’s winning goal only 12 minutes later, Fréttabladid reports.

However, despite the loss, Iceland’s coach Ólafur Jóhannesson praised his team. “I’m very pleased with the players’ performance, although I’m naturally disappointed with having lost the game.”

Indeed, Iceland refused to give up and demonstrated an aggressive offense in an effort to tie the score again. They almost succeeded in the final minutes when Pálmi Rafn Pálmason got a good chance to score but then blew it by kicking the ball over the top of the goal.

Click here to read about the results of a recent friendly football match with the Faroe Islands.

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