RÚV began their reporting on the FIFA Women’s World Cup that kicked off in Germany last night. In the first match France beat Nigeria 1-0. Marie-Laure Delie was the heroine of the day and scored the winning goal in the 56th minute.
From Laugardsvöllur in Reykjavík. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Sixteen teams participate in the FIFA World Cup and they are divided into four groups; two teams from each group qualify for the semi-final. The games are played in nine cities and the final will be played in Frankfurt on July 17.
Early predictions are in Germany’s favor with the team expected to defend their 2007 World Cup title, with their position strengthened as the representatives of the host nation. Next year the team will defend their title as the European champions.
Iceland did not qualify for the World Cup but according to Mbl the women’s national team is currently ranked number 16 to 17 in the world today.
Click here for the official website of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.