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Iceland’s potential squad XI

Third opponent of Les Bleues at the Euro on July 18, Iceland is an outsider in a group D where Italy and Belgium are added. Composed of very experienced players and young nuggets, the Nordic selection could create a surprise.

The women’s team has participated in the Euro four times, with the best result being a quarter-final in 1995 and 2013. Surprisingly, but true, they participated in this competition before France (1995 for Iceland against 1997 for France)!

An interesting fact to know, among the 23 selected during the last gathering, six have at least one child. In addition, the former OL player, Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, recently presented a documentary entitled “Do both” (do both) retracing her journey between high-level sport and motherhood. An inspiring example for her teammates as well as young Icelandic girls.

It’s time to move on to the XI which should start the euro !

Sandra Sigurdardottir

Sandra Sigurðardóttir against USA in SheBelieves Cup / Robin Alam/ISI Photos/GettyImages

A 35-year-old experienced goalkeeper, Sandra Sigurðardóttir may be participating in her last Euro and wants to go out the front door. She currently has 41 selections for the national team.

She began her career at Þór/KA/KS and later moved to Stjarnan. In 2011, she left her country for Sweden where she joined Jitex. An experience that will not go as planned, since it will only make seven appearances in one year. Since 2016, she has been the guardian of Valur Reykjavik.

This season she has been up against young Bayern Münich goalkeeper Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir (2003) but is expected to hold her own in goal due to her experience coupled with Rúnarsdóttir returning from injury.

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