France beat Iceland 3-1 in their first game in the European Championship in Women’s Football in Finland. Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir of Iceland scored the first goal already in the 6th minute but France was quick to even the score.
France earned two penalty kicks in the course of the game and scored both times, and then Louisa Nécib guaranteed France’s victory with her goal in the 67th minute, Morgunbladid reports.
Towards the end, in the 76th minute, Iceland also earned a penalty kick, but France’s goalkeeper deflected Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir’s shot.
“The penalty kick wasn’t good enough,” Vidarsdóttir said. “It was really strange; I had this feeling that we would be facing this situation and I therefore practiced three penalty kicks at training [on Sunday].”
Iceland plays Norway on Thursday.
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