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Photo: Screenshot from RÚV / Iceland celebrates its game-winning goal against Austria.

Iceland’s Triumph Over Austria Paves Path to Euro Finals

The Icelandic women’s national football team defeated Austria 2-1 yesterday in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 qualifiers. The victory puts the team in a solid position to qualify directly for the finals.

Strong winds, calm minds

The Icelandic women’s national football team secured a significant 2-1 victory against Austria in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 qualifiers last night. Battling strong winds in the first half, Iceland took the lead with a goal from Hlín Eiríksdóttir. Austria equalised just before halftime with a header from Eileen Campbell.

In the second half, Iceland dominated, with Hildur Antonsdóttir scoring the decisive goal from a corner kick. Despite late pressure from Austria, Iceland held on for the win, placing them second in Group A4 with seven points, three ahead of Austria.

In a good position to place second

As noted by RÚV, with last night’s victory, Iceland is in a great position to secure the crucial second place in Group A4. The second-place spot, along with the first place, guarantees a direct berth to the UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 finals, while the teams in third and fourth place will have to go through playoffs.

Germany is secure in its place in the Euro finals, leading the group with 12 points. Iceland follows with 7 points, Austria has 4 points, and Poland, with no points, no longer has a chance to qualify directly for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2025.

Iceland still has to play against Germany and Poland. It’s clear that three points from those matches will suffice since Iceland holds a better head-to-head record against Austria, which can only reach a maximum of 10 points. If Austria loses another game, Iceland will also advance.

Could go down to the wire

Nonetheless, the final standings may not be determined until the last round. Iceland faces Germany next while Austria takes on Poland. If Iceland loses and Austria wins, the teams will be tied heading into the final round, where Iceland will visit Poland and Austria will face Germany.

As noted by RÚV, it is evident that the final international window during this qualification round will be exciting. Here are the dates of Iceland’s upcoming matches.

July 12: Iceland – Germany
July 16: Poland – Iceland

The UEFA Women’s Euro 2025  finals will be played in Switzerland between July 2 and July 27, 2025.

This article was updated at 10:26 PM.

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