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Football: Iceland held by last-gasp Qatar

A last-minute equaliser from Qatar s Mohammed Muntari meant Iceland warmed up for their World Cup finals debut in Russia next year winless after playing two friendly matches in Doha.

The 1-1 draw on Tuesday followed their 2-1 defeat against the Czech Republic in Qatar last week.

Muntari slammed home from close range to force a deserved draw for the World Cup 2022 hosts following a laboured performance by Iceland.

And it could have been even worse for the Europeans as Qatar s Ahmed Mohamed even had a chance to win the game very late on.

Iceland s coach Heimir Hallgrimsson though insisted he was not too upset by the scoreline, but troubled by the performances of his fringe players.

“It was disappointing to concede a goal in the dying minutes but probably it was deserved, 1-1 was probably the right result,” he said.

“It wasn t all about the results but we would like to have seen more players stepping up and showing they will be the ones who play in Russia.”

Iceland looked set for a routine victory after Vidar Orn Kjartansson scored the game s opening goal in the 26th minute after being put through by skipper Gylfi Sigurdsson, who pounced on a mistake by the Qatari defence.

But they were unable to see off a youthful Qatari sid

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