Iceland ties Spain in UEFA qualifier

Iceland tied Spain in the qualifying match for the European Championship on Saturday, finishing the match with a score of 1-1, thanks to a late goal by Andres Iniesta.

Iceland had an early lead in the game, with Emil Hallfredsson heading in a ball in the 40th minute. However, in the 86th minute of the game, the ball slipped by Iceland’s goalkeeper Arni Arason, bringing the game to a tie.

With the draw under their belts, Spain has a total of 16 points from the eight games they have played, bringing them into second place in Group F, a position shared by Northern Ireland. In first place in the group is Sweden, who currently has 19 points.

While Iceland may have played a great game on Saturday, they are very far behind Spain in the overall rankings with just five points from their eight games.

There were several close calls in the game, which was played in pouring rain. Iceland is set to play Northern Ireland in their next match while Spain will go on to play Latvia on Wednesday.

The UEFA Euro 2008 will officially kick off on June 7th 2008 in Basel. The tournament takes place every four years and has come to attract large numbers of spectators, both at the games and via television. In 2004, when the tournament was last held, the games attracted a total of 7.9 billion TV viewers in America, Africa and Asia.