3 takes after Iceland–Serbia: “Iceland’s back trio, crazy ending & wide open group”

Iceland’s back trio was underwhelming, a crazy ending to the match, and group C is wide open. Here are Ola Selby’s 3 takes after Iceland–Serbia finished 27–27.

Iceland’s back trio

Iceland is not as hyped as they were a year ago at the World Championship but still a team that is considered a dark horse at the 2024 Euros. A huge part of why this team has high hopes is their trio in the backcourt: Aron Palmarsson, Gisli Kristjansson, and Omar Ingi Magnusson. But Iceland’s attacks were underwhelming all game long and the trio combined for 4 goals this game. Palmarsson scored 2 in the last minutes, Magnusson 2 during the whole game, and Kristjansson went goalless. Simply not good enough, and the star trio needs to perform better in the coming matches if Iceland is to make their way to the main round.

Crazy ending

With a few minutes left the game was over. Serbia had a three-goal lead and everything looked as though Serbia would get a crucial win in the opener. But a few horrible decisions from Serbia, Aron Palmarsson with two amazing goals, and an equalizer by Sigvaldi Björn Gudjonsson with a few seconds left and the game was tied. A fair draw but a game that Serbia threw away in the last minute.

Wide open group C

And with the crazy ending and one point each, as a result, the 2024 Euros’ toughest group just got even tougher. Hungary and Montenegro face off tonight and the group looks even more unpredictable right now. This result was not very good for any of the teams, except maybe Hungary, but on the other hand, a loss could have been the end for that team’s chances of reaching the main round. What a thriller we have in front of us in this group in Munich!