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Iceland scores late vs Croatia to share Group I lead
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Iceland scores late vs Croatia to share Group I lead

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 6:09 p.m. ET

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) Hordur Magnusson scored a last-minute goal to lead Iceland to a 1-0 victory over Croatia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

With four more games to play, Croatia and Iceland lead Group I with 13 points.

Both teams looked happy with a draw before Iceland launched a final attack. It resulted in a corner kick from which Magnusson's header gave the hosts victory.

It was just the second goal Croatia conceded in qualifying.


Ukraine and Turkey both won away and are two points behind the leaders.

Kosovo and Finland have one point each at the bottom of the table.



Substitute Artem Besedin headed the winning goal in the second half to keep Ukraine in contention for at least a playoff spot with a 2-1 victory over Finland.

Yevhen Konoplyanka scored for Ukraine six minutes into the second half on a rebound for his 14th international goal.

Finland, seeking its first victory in the group, responded with an equalizer from substitute Joel Pohjanpalo in the 73rd minute, just five minutes after coming on.



Kosovo scored its third competitive goal but it was still not enough to bring a victory after the team was handed a 4-1 loss by Turkey for a fifth straight defeat in its first major qualifying competition.

Midfielder Volkan Sen needed less than seven minutes to open the scoring for Turkey before Kosovo replied with Amir Rrahmani's header in the 22nd off a corner kick by Valon Berisha.

It was only the second goal scored at home by Kosovo and the third overall in qualifying. The match was again played in Albania's Shkoder as Kosovo does not have a FIFA-certified stadium.

Eight minutes later, Turkey exposed Kosovo's defense as unmarked Cengiz Under put the visitors 2-1 ahead with a header.

In the second half, Burak Yilmaz stretched Turkey's lead with his 23rd goal and Ozan Tufan finished the scoring with Turkey's fourth.


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