Iceland Beats Hungary 4:1

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, scoring Iceland's third goal.

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, scoring Iceland's third goal. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

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The Icelandic women’s national soccer team beat Hungary 4:1 at Laugardalsvöllur arena in Reykjavík last night, mbl.is reports. This was the teams’ first qualifying match for the UEFA Women’s EURO, which will take place in England in July of 2021.

This was the Icelandic team’s first international match since Jón Þór Hauksson took over as coach in October of last year.

Elín Metta Jensen scored two goals for Iceland, and Hlín Eiríksdóttir and Dagný Brynjarsdóttir one each. Henrietta Csiszár scored Hungary’s goal. At halftime, the score was 1:1, but the Icelandic team demonstrated its strength during the second half.

Iceland and Hungary are in Group F in the qualifying matches, along with Sweden, Slovakia and Latvia. Only the teams that finish at the top of their group, or finish strong in second place compared to other teams, will make it to England in 2021. 

Elín Metta Jensen celebrates the first goal.

Elín Metta Jensen celebrates the first goal. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir.

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Hlín Eiríksdóttir.

Hlín Eiríksdóttir. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Elín Metta Jenssen.

Elín Metta Jenssen. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Coach Jón Þór Hauksson and Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir.

Coach Jón Þór Hauksson and Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir..

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir.. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson


You can see more pictures from the game here.

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