Iceland’s women’s national football team qualified for the 2022 UEFA European Women’s Championship. The team secured their place in the European tournament by winning 1-0 against Hungary on Tuesday.
The Icelanders finished the qualifying tournament with a score of 19, finishing second in the group, behind Sweden. In qualifying, the teams were divided into nine groups, with the team placed first in each group automatically qualifying for the championship. In addition, the three second-placed teams qualify for the UEFA Women’s 2022 European Championship, and Iceland’s team had to rely on the results of other teams to secure a place in the championship. Ultimately, the last game gave them a chance to compete in the tournament in 2022.
“It would be nice to celebrate after today’s game, it feels great to secure a place at the European Championship” she said RÚV national team assistant Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir.
“We had an incredibly strong team in this qualifying. We were well prepared for Euro 2017, but personally I didn’t feel that we were playing well. We were not able to show what we have inside us and now we have the opportunity. The group grew stronger and strong players joined the team. “
Sara Björk won this year UEFA European Champions League with her band Olympique Lyonnais, becoming the first Icelandic woman to do so.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 will be held in England.
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