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Women’s Football Squad Boast 10-0 Record Victory

By Iceland Review

The Icelandic national team in women’s football made history by beating Bulgaria 10-0 in the preliminary round of the European Championship last week—never before has an Icelandic A-list team in football won by so many goals in an away game.


Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The goals were scored by captain Katrín Jónsdóttir, who was playing her 118th national game, Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir and Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, each of whom scored two goals, Fréttablaðið reports.

The others were scored by Dóra María Lárusdóttir, and the substitutes Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, Katrín Ómarsdóttir and Kristín Ýr Bjarnadóttir.

“We intend to continue and win this qualifying group, as every single player demonstrated,” said Margrét Lára. “Everyone performed brilliantly.”

The victory was important to the Icelandic team in its fight for the top spot in the qualifying group. Iceland now has 19 points, Norway 18 and Belgium 17.

The team’s record score in a home game is 12-0 against Estonia in 2009.

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