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Two Icelandic Football Clubs Enter UEFA League

Kópavogur football club Breidablik secured its seat in the Union of European Football Associations Champions Women’s League on Sunday with a 7-0 victory over GRV Grindavík, placing placed second in the Icelandic Pepsi League. Icelandic champions Valur had already entered the UEFA League.

“It was a great bonus to earn the UEFA League seat and it will be a fantastic experience for these young players to play among the best in Europe,” Breidablik’s coach Gary Wake told Fréttabladid. Breidablik will play Valur for the Icelandic Cup next weekend.

According to Morgunbladid, Rakel Hönnudóttir from Akureyri club Thór/KA and Kristín Ýr Bjarnadóttir from Reykjavík’s Valur were the highest-scoring players in the Icelandic Pepsi League during this season, which has now come to an end, with 23 goals each.

In other football-related news, Icelandic national football player Gudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir is sought after in the United States; both the Chicago Red Stars and Jersey Sky Blue have expressed interest in recruiting her. “It’s exciting to go play in this strong league. […] Chicago is my favorite city,” Gunnarsdóttir told Morgunbladid.

Click here to read more about women’s football and here to read about the Icelandic Champions in men’s football.

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