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Iceland’s Football Women Half-Way to Euro Cup

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Iceland’s Football Women Half-Way to Euro Cup

Icelandic women's national football team 2015.

The Icelandic national team in women's football.Photo: KSÍ/Facebook

After beating Macedonia 8-0 at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík on Tuesday and not having lost any of their six games in the qualifying round—boasting a score of 29-0— the Icelandic national team in women’s football sits on top of group 1 and is likely to qualify for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in The Netherlands.

“We performed decently,” the team’s manager Freyr Alexandersson told Fréttablaðið. “We were of course the much better team but continued to play the offense we want to play. … I’m happy about the mentality and how we finished the game.”

Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir and Fanndís Friðriksdóttir both scored two goals and Elín Metta Jensen, Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir and Dagný Brynjarsdóttir one each. Macedonian goalkeeper Emilija Stiolovska made an own goal.

The next games in the qualifying round won’t be played until September, after which it will be clear whether Iceland will qualify for the third Euro Cup in a row.

The members of Icelandic national team in men’s football have arrived in France and will soon start playing at their first Euro Cup.

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