The Icelandic women’s national football team lost its last qualifying game for the EURO 2017 to Scotland 2-1 in the Laugardalsvöllur arena in Reykjavík last night. Until then, the Icelandic women had not conceded a single goal in the qualifiers. The result was disappointing for the team members, who had hoped to finish the qualifiers without having a goal scored against them.
Photo: Páll Stefánsson.
The loss does not change the fact that Iceland has earned the right to participate in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017, to be hosted by the Netherlands next summer, and also finishes first in Group 1.
Jane Ross scored Scotland’s first goal 25 minutes into the game with a header. Then, during the 40th minute, Fanndís Friðriksdóttir scored for Iceland.
Ten minutes into the second half, Jane Ross scored her second goal, this time from a penalty kick. That was enough to seal the victory for Scotland. The Scottish team will participate in the EURO 2017.