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12:00 AM, June 19, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:39 PM, June 20, 2016

Late own goal denies Iceland

An own-goal by Iceland's Birkir Savarsson in the dying seconds rescued a draw for Hungary in a frenetic Euro 2016 clash that keeps both team's hopes alive of a second round berth.

A first-half penalty by Gylfi Sigurdsson put little Iceland on course for a fairytale win. But the European Championship newcomers succumbed to waves of late Hungarian pressure.

With 88 minutes gone, substitute Nemanja Nikolic sent a low ball into the area and in the thick of a goalmouth scramble, Savarsson touched the ball into his own net.

Prior to the tournament both teams viewed this Marseille tie as their best opportunity to get a win.

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