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Iceland Beats Greece in Greece

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Iceland Beats Greece in Greece

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The Icelandic men's national football team. Photo: KSÍ/Facebook

Five thousand football fans came to the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus yesterday and witnessed Iceland beat Greece 3-2.

Greece let a 2-0 lead slip and lost 3-2 to Iceland, whose team exploited the defensive frailties of the Greek national team to the fullest, as Iceland gears up for the Euro 2016 finals.

Greece scored against the run of play after 19 minutes through a Kostas Fortounis penalty shot, after the Greek defense escaped unharmed for errors that should have cost them at least a goal. Kostas scored his second goal at the 31st minutes.

However, just three minutes later, Arnór Traustason improved the score to 2-1. During the second half, the well-coordinated Icelandic team evened the score with a goal from Sverrir Ingason during the 70th minute. Finally, Kolbeinn Sigþórsson gave the visiting team an unlikely, but great, win eight minutes before the end of the game, his 19th international goal in 38 games.

This was Iceland’s last game before the Euro 2016 in France.

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