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Iceland Beats Norway in Football

The Icelandic national team in women’s football beat Norway, one of the world’s strongest teams, 3-1 in the European Championship 2013 qualifying group stage match at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík on Saturday.

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A different game at Laugardalsvöllur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

A strong first half laid the basis for Iceland’s victory. Two of the goals were scored by Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir and the third was a penalty goal from Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir. All the goals were scored in the first 32 minutes of the game, visir.is reports.

The Icelandic team was not as strong in the second half which is when Norwegian captain Ingvild Stensland scored Norway’s only goal.

Now Iceland is in a prime position in the group standings, even though there are many more games to come. However, Norway was considered the main opponent.

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