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Football - 11. July 2013.

Iceland strike late to hold Norway to draw

Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir scored from the penalty spot with three minutes remaining to give Iceland their first point in any UEFA European Women's Championship finals and frustrate Norway, who had led from early on.
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After watching hosts Sweden twice fail from the spot the night before, the Icelandic sharpshooter did well to hold her nerve and add to her 11 qualifying goals. It left the two-time champions to rue their failure to add to Kristine Hegland's Group B opener.

Iceland, who lost all three games on their debut appearance four years ago, initially enjoyed a fair amount of possession, with Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir always composed on the ball and offering a significant physical presence in the midfield skirmishes.

Norway prompted through the wily veteran Solveig Gulbrandsen and constantly used the speed and trickery of Caroline Graham Hansen down the right to spread alarm. She found a number of good crossing positions but Iceland were able to regroup and smother the danger

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