By Adeboye Amosu:
One of Nigeria’s World Cup Group D foes Iceland were forced to a 2-2 by the Black Stars of Ghana in their pre-World Cup friendly in Reykjavik on Thursday night, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The hosts who will be making their first appearance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia opened scoring through centre-back Kari Arnason in the sixth minute.
Ghana weathered the storm for a while but were unable to prevent Alfred Finnbogason from doubling the home team’s advantage five minutes before the break.
Finnbogason has now scored in two consecutive games for his side after opening scoring from the spot in the 3-2 defeat to Norway five days ago.
The Black Stars, without most of their big stars, rallied back in the second half and reduced the deficit in the 66th minute through Kasim Nuhu.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey got the equaliser three minutes from time.
Iceland will open their 2018 World Cup campaign against Argentina on June 16 and then face Nigeria four days later at the Volgograd Arena.