Iceland, Portugal’s opponent towards the Euro, beats Latvia and wins the Baltic Cup
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In the tiebreaker, Iceland converted eight big deposits while Latvia scored seven. Estonia finished third after beating Lithuania 2-0
The Iceland national team, Portugal’s opponent in qualifying for Euro’2024, won the Baltic Cup this Saturday by defeating Latvia in the final, in the tie-breaker due to major defeats, after the 1-1 draw in regular time.
At the Daugava stadium, in the capital of Latvia, the Icelandic team opened the scoring in the 62nd minute, through a large voucher received by Isak Johannesson.
The match reduced to 10 elements from the 27th minute, due to the expulsion of Raimonds Krollis, Latvia tied in the 68th minute, with a goal by Andrejs Ciganiks.
In the tiebreaker, Iceland converted eight big deposits while Latvia scored seven.
Estonia ended the competition in third place after beating Lithuania 2-0.
In Group J qualifying for Euro’2024, Portugal, European champion in 2016, will face, in addition to Iceland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Liechtenstein as the main team.