Women’s National Football Team Wins First Euro ’21 Qualifier
Iceland’s national women’s football team won their first qualifying match for the 2021 European Championships against Hungary, RÚV reports, with a final score of 4-1.
Hopes were high for the squad when the game began at Laugardalsvöllur stadium on Thursday night. Energy was high from kickoff and the Icelandic team had many good opportunities early on. Elín Metta Jensen gave the team their first goal in the 9th minute after a cross from Hallbera Gísladóttir.
The Hungarian squad evened the score with a goal in the 41st minute, but the Icelandic team came back fighting after half time. Hlín Eiríksdóttir scored again in the 59th minute, followed by Dagný Brynjarsdóttir in the 64th. Elín Metta then capped off an excellent game by scoring again in extra time.
The Iceland women’s national team will match up against Slovakia on September 2, and then France on October 4.