The Icelandic women’s national team in football beat Finland 3-0 in the final game of the Algarve Cup in Portugal yesterday. Iceland has thus won all of its four games and secured the seventh place in the tournament.
The first goal was scored by Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir in the 12th minute of the game, the second by Rakel Hönnudóttir in the 41st minute and the last by Gudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir in the 90th minute, shortly before the end of the game, Morgunbladid reports.
“We are really happy about this achievement. It couldn’t have been better. We ended the tournament with style with a confident victory over Finland,” said Vidarsdóttir, who was the goal queen of the Algarve Cup. She scored six goals during the tournament and yesterday’s game was the eight national game in a row in which she scored a goal.
“I am very satisfied with my own contribution. It’s a self-confidence boost to score regularly, as has been the case recently, and I can sense that the experience is starting to deliver results despite my young age,” said Vidarsdóttir, who is 21.
The young footballer was chosen the Icelandic athlete of 2007 by the Association of Sport Journalists in December.
Despite her success, Vidarsdóttir plans to continue to play for Valur this summer, the current Icelandic champion in both male and female football, and not seek fame and fortune abroad just yet.
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