Iceland want eight wins from eight games for Euro 2017

Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir in action.

Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir in action. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Golli

An exciting weekend of football ahead for Iceland’s women as they play their final two Euro 2017 qualifiers – against Slovenia and Scotland.

Iceland could not be in a better position to qualify for their third European finals in a row. They have won all six of their games so far and sit at the top of Group 1 with eighteen points. They have fired 29 goals past their opponents and not conceded a single one.

This means a draw against Slovenia on Friday would be sufficient to guarantee Iceland qualification to the finals of Euro 2017. When the two teams met in the first leg last October, Iceland thumped Slovenia 6-0.

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But Iceland’s women have their sights set higher than a mere draw. “We want to get six points from the last two games and finish the qualifiers with straight wins,” says Icelandic midfielder Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, confidently.

Icelandic striker Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir is currently top goalscorer of the entire qualifying campaign with ten goals, ahead of Scotland’s Jane Ross with eight. Þorsteinsdóttir is, however, currently pregnant and is not playing in the Iceland team.

Iceland play Slovenia on Friday 16 September (kick-off 6:45pm) and Scotland on Tuesday 20 September (kick-off 5pm). Both games take place at the Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavik and tickets are available here.

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