Hungary salvage 1-1 draw with Iceland amid crowd trouble


MARSEILLE: Birkir Saevarsson scored a late own-goal to hand Hungary a 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday in another European Championship match affected by crowd trouble.

The shot from the penalty spot gave Iceland a 1-0 halftime lead over Hungary in Group F of the European Championship.

Sigurdsson shot low and hard in the 40th minute after a chaotic scramble in the box. Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly dropped the ball and then defender Tamas Kadar was whistled for fouling Aron Gunnarsson.

Hungary had earlier dominated possession but Iceland had the better chances, with Kiraly getting down to save a shot from Johann Gudmundsson.

A firework was thrown onto the field by Hungarian fans as Sigurdsson prepared to take his penalty. That followed earlier disorder by Hungarian supporters, including lighting a flare during the national anthems and clashes with stewards before the game.