The Icelandic national team in women’s football beat the Bulgarian national team 6-0 at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík on Thursday. The score was 3-0 for Iceland at half time so the Bulgarian team never posed a real threat to their Icelandic opponents.
A different game at Laugardalsvöllur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir scored four of Iceland’s goal—she has now scored 61 goals in the 73 national games she has played for Iceland, Morgunbladid reports.
Vidarsdóttir said their plan had been simple. “First and foremost to earn three points. We made a mistake against Slovenia and were not going to let that happen again.”
“We reorganized our play at half time when we were in the lead, 3-0. We did everything we could to score because the number of goals can matter in the fight for the top seat in the qualifying group,” she added.
The other two Icelandic goals were scored by Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir and Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir.
The victory over Bulgaria is a good start for Iceland in the preliminary round for the European Championship in Sweden next year. However, they have yet to face stronger teams within their qualifying group.
To make it to the final, Iceland has to win all of its games against Belgium, Hungary, Northern Ireland and Bulgaria. Norway is the strongest team in the qualifying group, which Iceland meets at Laugardalsvöllur in the autumn.
Click here to read about Iceland earning the silver in the Algarve Cup in Portugal earlier this year.