The Icelandic Women’s national team drew a tie in their opening match against Belgium last night, with both teams scoring one point.
The Icelanders kept up the pressure on the Belgian goal for some time, and the Icelandic goal came shortly into the second half of the match, with a header by Berglind Björg. However, the Belgians soon equalized the score with a penalty shot on the Icelandic goal.
Some 2,000 Icelandic fans were in attendance to show support for the team, including the Prime Minister. In honour of the famous Tólfan fan club, the popular Viking Clap was performed at the twelve-minute mark.
Notably, the girls played the match in their old kit. Although the new uniforms for the team are ready, the Icelanders were obliged to wear white as the away team.
France currently leads Group D, with Iceland and Belgium tied for second and third, and Italy in fourth place. At the moment, France holds three points after its victory over Italy, while both Iceland and Belgium hold one point each. Italy currently stands with zero points.
Iceland’s next match will be this Thursday at 16.00 against Italy.