Iceland is out of the 2022 UEFA European Women’s Football Championship after a tie game against France. Iceland landed in third place in their group after all three of their matches – against Belgium, Italy, and France – ended in 1-1 ties. Team captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir told RÚV she is proud of the team’s efforts, though the result is disappointing.
Iceland’s women’s team gave their all during last night’s match against France. Though they did not win, the tie result was nevertheless impressive, as the French team had won their last 17 matches, and only lost one of their last 33 games.
“We showed character and gave the French a proper match today,” Sara Björk stated in an interview after the game. “We were playing against one of the best national teams in the world and we have a damn good chance. It was a great game. Our best one in the championship. Unbelievably proud of the team and the group.”
The result, though disappointing, can still be seen as an improvement from the last UEFA Championship, in 2017, when Iceland lost all of its matches.