|Nickname(s)||Stelpurnar okkar (Our girls)|
|Association|| Football Association of Iceland |
|Head coach||Jón Þór Hauksson|
|Captain||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir|
|Most caps||Katrín Jónsdóttir (133)|
|Top scorer||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (77)|
|Current|| 17 |
|Highest||15 (September 2011)|
|Lowest||22 (September 2018)|
(Kilmarnock, Scotland; September 20, 1981)
(Reykjavík, Iceland; September 17, 2009)
(Mannheim, Germany; June 28, 1996)
(Charlotte, United States; April 5, 2000)
|Appearances||3 (first in 2009 )|
|Best result||Quarterfinals (2013)|
The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football.It is currently ranked as the 19th best national team in the world by FIFA as of June 2018. On October 30, 2008, the national team qualified to the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, the first major football tournament Iceland take part in, having previously competed in the 1995 UEFA Women's Championship which was a home and away knockout competition. At the 2013 UEFA Women's Championship they've taken their first point in a major championship, following a draw against Norway in the opening game.
Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude almost entirely outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Women's association football, usually known as women's football or women's soccer, is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.
The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.
During the qualifiers for 2009 UEFA Þóra Tómasdóttir and Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir followed the team and recorded the documentary Stelpurnar okkar (translated: Our Girls) which was premiered on August 14, 2009.
Stelpurnar okkar is an Icelandic documentary film about the Icelandic women's national football team's quest to be the first Icelandic national football team to advance to a major continental tournament. It was directed by Þóra Tómasdóttir and produced by Krumma Films and premiered in Háskólabíó on 14 August 2009.
|World Cup Finals|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|UEFA European Championship record|
|1984||Did not qualify|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
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The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".
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The following players were named to the squad for a friendly match against France on October 4th 2019.
The French women's national football team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.
Caps and goals are current as of 19 September 2019.
Head coach: Jón Þór Hauksson
Assistant coach: Ian Jeffs
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|12||GK||Sandra Sigurðardóttir||2 October 1986||25||0|
|13||GK||Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir||12 September 1986||7||0|
|13||GK||Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir||26 July 2003||0||0|
|11||DF||Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir||14 September 1986||107||3|
|2||DF||Sif Atladóttir||15 July 1985||80||0|
|4||DF||Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir||27 June 1995||79||6|
|19||DF||Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir||14 October 1989||43||0|
|6||DF||Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir||7 October 1997||26||0|
|18||DF||Ásta Eir Árnadóttir||23 August 1993||8||0|
|22||DF||Guðný Árnadóttir||4 August 2000||4||0|
|7||MF||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir||29 September 1990||127||20|
|MF||Rakel Hönnudóttir||30 December 1988||99||9|
|10||MF||Dagný Brynjarsdóttir||10 August 1991||83||24|
|5||MF||Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir||28 September 1988||66||9|
|17||MF||Agla María Albertsdóttir||5 August 1999||27||2|
|14||MF||Hlín Eiríksdóttir||12 July 2000||10||3|
|8||MF||Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir||19 March 2000||3||0|
|9||FW||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir||25 July 1986||122||78|
|23||FW||Fanndís Friðriksdóttir||9 May 1990||104||15|
|16||FW||Elín Metta Jensen||1 March 1995||44||13|
|20||FW||Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir||18 January 1992||42||4|
|FW||Sandra Jessen||18 January 1995||27||6|
|18||FW||Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir||11 November 1995||18||1|
The following players have been called up to the Iceland squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir||18 May 1985||64||0||v. |
|GK||Bryndís Lára Hrafnkelsdóttir||11 January 1991||1||0||v. |
|DF||Elísa Viðarsdóttir||26 May 1991||36||0||v. |
|DF||Arna Sif Ásgrímsdóttir||12 August 1992||12||1||v. |
|DF||Guðrún Arnardóttir||29 July 1995||8||0||v. |
|DF||Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir||24 August 1998||6||0||v. |
|DF||Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir||2 June 2001||2||0||v. |
|MF||Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir||11 December 1992||19||1||v. |
|MF||Sigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir||11 March 1994||18||0||v. |
|MF||Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir||23 April 1998||14||1||v. |
|MF||Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir||28 January 1996||10||2||v. |
|MF||Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir||25 October 1998||3||0||v. |
|MF||Lára Kristín Pedersen||23 May 1994||2||0||v. |
|MF||Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir||19 November 1993||2||0||v. |
|MF||Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir||8 August 2001||1||0||v. |
|FW||Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir||27 June 1986||67||19||v. |
|2||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir||2007–||127|
|3||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir||2003–||122|
|4||Dóra María Lárusdóttir||2003–2017||114|
|6||Þóra Björg Helgadóttir||1998–2014||108|
|13||Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir||2012–||79|
|14||Ólína Guðbjörg Viðarsdóttir||2003–2014||70|
|Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir||2012–||66|
|19||Guðrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir||1999–2009||65|
|#||Player||Iceland career||Goals||Caps||Goals per game|
|1||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir||2003–||78||122||0.64|
|6||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir||2007–||20||127||0.16|
|8||Dóra María Lárusdóttir||2003–||18||114||0.16|
|11||Elín Metta Jensen||2012–||13||44||0.30|
|13||Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir||2011–||9||66||0.14|
|13||Ásta B. Gunnlaugsdóttir||1981–1994||8||26||0.31|
|18||Sandra María Jessen||2012–||6||27||0.23|
|Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir||2012–||6||79||0.08|
The Iceland national football team represents Iceland in international football. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland.
The Sweden women's national football team represents Sweden in international women's football competition and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. The national team has won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), as well as three European Championship-silvers. The team has participated in six Olympic Games, eight World Cups, as well as ten European Championships. Sweden won bronze medals at the World Cups in 1991, 2011 and 2019.
The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 35th in the world and 20th in Europe. The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.
The Netherlands women's national football team is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.
The Portugal women's national football team represents Portugal in international women's football competition. The team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.
The Estonia women's national football team represents Estonia in international women's football matches and are controlled by the Estonian Football Association, the governing body for football in Estonia.
The North Macedonia women's national football team represents North Macedonia in international women's association football. The team is controlled by the Football Federation of North Macedonia, the governing body for football in the country.
The Turkey women's national football team represents Turkey in international women's football. The team was established in 1995, and compete in the qualification for UEFA Women's Championship and the UEFA qualifying of FIFA Women's World Cup.
The Faroe Islands women's national football team represents the Faroe Islands in women's association football and is controlled by the Faroe Islands Football Association (FSF), the governing body of all football in the Faroe Islands. The FSF became a member of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) in 1988 and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 1990. By population it remains the fourth smallest member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe. The women's team played their first FIFA-sanctioned international match in 1995 and have never advanced to the finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup or UEFA Women's Championship. They took part in the Island Games in 2001, 2003 and 2005 and won all three tournaments, as well as appearing at the 2010 edition of the Algarve Cup. In the Faroe Islands the team is known as the Kvinnulandsliðið.
The Hungary women's national football team represents Hungary in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.
Football is the most popular sport in Iceland. Iceland hosted the U-18 European Championship in 1997, but an Icelandic national team has qualified for the final competition of a major tournament only five times—thrice by the women's national team at UEFA Women's Euro in 2009, 2013 and 2017, and twice by the men's team at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The only Iceland teams to advance past the group stage at a major tournament are the women in 2013 and the men in 2016.
Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a striker for Valur of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild. She is the all-time top goalscorer of Iceland's national team and competed at the UEFA Women's Championships in 2009 and 2013. In a club career sometimes disrupted by injury Margrét Lára has previously represented ÍBV and Valur of the Úrvalsdeild, Duisburg and Turbine Potsdam of the German Bundesliga and Linköpings and Kristianstads DFF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan.
Fanndís Friðriksdóttir is an Icelandic football player who plays as a left winger for Valur in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna, and currently for Australian club Adelaide United for the 2018–19 W-League season. She spent the 2017-2018 season with Olympique de Marseille in the French Division 1 Féminine and has previously played in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna for Breiðablik and the Norwegian Toppserien for Kolbotn and Arna-Bjørnar. Fanndís has been a part of the Iceland's national team since 2009 and represented her country at the 2009, 2013 and 2017 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.
Rakel Hönnudóttir is an Icelandic footballer and musician who plays as a striker for FA WSL club Reading and Iceland's national team. She represented her country at the UEFA Women's Championship in 2009 and 2013. She played in the Champions League with Þór/KA. Despite being a striker she has seldom played as one for the national team, even featuring at right back.
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