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Women’s Handball Team Seeks Crucial Points in Euro Qualifiers

By Ragnar Tómas

Iceland crowd
Photo: Icelandic supporters go wild (screenshot from RÚV).

The women’s national handball team will face Luxembourg today in a vital away match for the 2024 European Women’s Handball Championship qualifiers. Iceland needs a win to boost their qualification hopes ahead of their final group game against the Faroe Islands on Sunday.

A vital match

The final stages of the 2024 European Women’s Handball Championship qualifiers are approaching, with Iceland facing Luxembourg in an away match for the penultimate match of the group.

As noted by RÚV, Iceland is in a strong position within the group, holding four points, the same as the Faroe Islands. Sweden meanwhile has already secured a spot in the tournament, leading the group with eight points, or a full tally. Luxembourg sits at the bottom of the group without any points.

Those teams that secure the two top spots in the group will automatically qualify for the European Championship. It is also possible for the third-place team to qualify for the championship depending on the number of points accumulated by third-place teams once all the matches across the eight groups have been played.

As noted by RÚV, Iceland needs a victory against Luxembourg today to improve its position before facing the Faroe Islands in the final match on Sunday. The Faroe Islands and Sweden will meet in Tórshavn tonight. If Sweden wins its game and Iceland defeats Luxembourg, the Icelandic team will have six points, while the Faroe Islands will remain at four.

Iceland defeated Luxembourg in their first encounter 32-14. The Icelandic team also secured a victory against the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn 28-23. The match between Iceland and Luxembourg starts at 4.45 PM today. It will be broadcast live on RÚV.

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