The Icelandic national team in men’s football lost 1-2 against the Czech Republic in an away game in Plzen yesterday in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers. Having previously beat Turkey, Latvia and The Netherlands, this was Iceland’s first loss in the qualifiers.
The game was off to a great start for Iceland when Ragnar Sigurðsson scored with a header in the ninth minute. However, just before half time, Pavel Kaderábek evened the score for the Czech Republic, ruv.is reports.
An own goal by Icelandic goalkeeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson in the 61th minute sealed the Czech victory.
After four rounds, Iceland places second in qualifying group A with nine points, while the Czech Republic is on top with 12 points. The top two teams will qualify for the 2016 European Championship in France. The teams that place third will play for a seat.
Iceland’s next match in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers will be an away game against Kazakhstan on March 28, 2015.