Who are Iceland’s Euro 2017 group rivals?

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir in action.

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir in action. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

Tuesday saw the draw for the group stages of the 2017 UEFA Women’s Football Championship, to be held in the Netherlands next year.

Iceland was drawn in Group C against Austria, France and Switzerland. Iceland will have to end the group stage in either first or second place in order to progress to the knockout stage.

The Group C fixtures are as follows:

18 July – France-Iceland (Tilburg)
22 July – Iceland-Switzerland (Doetinchem)
26 July – Iceland-Austria (Rotterdam)

“This is a very tough group, but I really thing we have a chance,” says Iceland striker Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir.

“Looking ahead, I imagine France might win the group. They are a very strong team, but they are not an insurmountable obstacle. I can see this being a very evenly matched and interesting group.”

“The Euros are a tough competition and all the teams are very strong. It is now simply up to us to prepare as well as well as we can,” Viðarsdóttir says.




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