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Iceland 1-2 Scotland – Live-Text – UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Qualifier

Iceland 1-2 Scotland

  • Final game of the Qualifiers
  • Both countries have already qualified
  • Scotland have to win 5-0 to win the group
  • Iceland won 4-0 in June
  • Jane Ross put Scotland in front, Fridriksdottir equalises
  • Jane Ross scores penalty

All Times Icelandic Time

FULL-TIME Iceland 1-2 Scotland

Scotland win! It sees both sides finish on 21 points but Iceland win the group due to a better head-to-head. But that didn’t matter. Today shows Scotland can compete at the Euros. Work to do, but something positive to build on. Bring on the Netherlands!

88 mins – Iceland Sub


Dora Larusdottir replaces Elisa Vidarsdottir

86 mins

Iceland come close again, this with Jonsdottir heading wide.

81 mins

A long ball finds Brynjarsdottir in the box, she cuts back to Vidarsdottir who can’t get the ball under control. Iceland had a couple more chances to creat a chance, but each time, their touch let them down.

80 mins

Iceland win a corner but Scotland clear.

79 mins

Iceland think Scotland are about to be reduced down to 10, but Scotland win the free-kick. Beattie looks like she’s brought down Brynjarsdottir on the edge of the box, but the Icelandic player clearly pulls back Beattie

77 mins

Lisa Evans chases down the keeper and nearly steal the ball. Great pressing.

74 mins – Hit Woodwork

Lisa Evans is through on goal, but is forced out wide. With the keeper stranded, she lobs the keeper and can only watch as the ball hits the crossbar. Unlucky

73 mins

Fridriksdottir cuts in from the lef and shoots from 30 yards and just over!

72 mins – Scotland Sub


Leanne Crichton replaces Leanne Ross

70 mins

Close for Iceland! Vidarsdottir’s early cross from the right finds Jonsdottir, but her header from close range is straight at Fay.

66 mins

Scotland gift possession straight to Dangy Brynjarsdottir who is clear in loads of space, options to her left but goes straight for goal and Fay saves.

65 mins

Iceland get a couple of crosses into the box which Scotland just about deal with.

63 mins

Iceland win a corner from with Anna Bjork Kristjansdottir heads over at the far post

62 mins

Vidarsdottir plays the ball to Jonsdottir in the box, she shapes to curl it but straight at the keeper

59  mins – Iceland Double Sub


Gunnhidlur Jonsdottir and Homfridur Magnusdottir replace Elin Jensen and Berling Bjorg Thorvaldsdottir

59 mins – Scotland Booking


Jo Love gets booked

58 mins

Scotland have two corners quickly, the first of the match, but Iceland deal with both.

56 mins – GOAL Iceland 1-2 SCOTLAND (Jane Ross penalty)


Scotland double their lead as Jane Ross sends the keeper the wrong way

55 mins – Scotland Penalty

Scotland win a penalty after Gunnarsdottir (7) trips Lisa Evans.

53 mins

Iceland’s captian Vidarsdottir tries her luck from distance, but it is straight at Fay

51 mins

Iceland have a chance as the ball falls to Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir in the box, but she shoots wide from 10 yards out. Iceland getting joy down the left.

49 mins

Scotland break down the left, but Emma Mitchell overhits her cross. Scotland starting the second half strongly.

47 mins

Scotland nearly take the lead through stunning circumstances. Caroline Weir shots from 30 yards and her shot beats the keeper and hits the inside of the post. SO CLOSE.


Can Scotland end the campaign with a win?


There will be mixed feelings from Scotland at half-time. They’ve won their battles, dominated the half – but just one moment of lack of concentration cost them.

HALF-TIME Iceland 1-1 Scotland

The teams goes in at half-time level, harshly in Scotland. Regardless of the score, Scotland have put in a massively improved performance from Falkirk.

45 mins 

Jane Ross has an effort from 25 yards that just goes wide.

44 mins

Fridriskdottir skins Smith to break into the box to cut the ball back, a lucky deflection sees the ball fall to Thorvaldsdottir, but Fay makes a superb reflex save

40 mins – GOAL ICELAND 1-1 Scotland (Fanndis Fridiksdottir)


Slight controversy as this goal takes a while to be given, but replays show it to be the correct decision. Precision passing from Iceland sees Bergling Bjorg Thorvaldsdottir play Fridiksdottir into the box and she lifts the ball over Gemma Fay. Mitchell tries to clear it off the line, but the ball crosses it.

39 mins

Scotland win a free-kick 35 yards from goal but Leanne Ross’ ball just picks out the keeper. Scotland still dominating, but not creating numerous chances.

32 mins

Iceland get the ball on the right wing with Elin Jensen, but Scotland stops the cross from getting in.

30 mins

Kirsty Smith’s early cross nearly finds Jane Ross. Scotland outplaying Iceland at the moment.

25 mins – GOAL Iceland 0-1 SCOTLAND (JANE ROSS)


Scotland take the lead! Kirsty Smith’s cross the from the right doesn’t reach a Scotland player but Mitchell keeps it in. Her cross finds Jane Ross and her header beats the keeper. That is the first goal Iceland have conceded this campaign and for about two years!

20 mins

Jo Love concedes a free-kick 25 yards from goal for a tackled on Marget Lara Vidarsdottir. Hallbera Gisladottir, who scored the opener in Falkirk goes for goal, but it is easy for Gemma Fay.

14 mins

Early ball into the box from Emma Mitchell picks out Jane Ross’ run, but she heads wide. And then soon after, Evans’ cross from the right picks out Jane Ross but she can’t direct her header. This is a great start from Scotland

12 mins

Scotland gift possession allowing Elin Jensen to break through, but she’s denied by a superb tackle from Beattie.

9 mins

Lovely play from Scotland down the left with Emma Mitchell crossing from the left, but the ball doesn’t sit for a Scotland player. Kirsty Smith shoots from 30 yards, but her effort is blocked.

6 mins

Jane Ross does superbly to keep the ball in play and break into the box, but she can’t get the shot off. Then Emma Mitchell launches a ball into the box but the Icelandic keeper claims.

2 mins

Iceland break down the left and get the ball into the box, but Jennifer Beattie clears. Remember, it was from the wings where Iceland did their damage in Falkirk


Scotland in their pink kit kick off.


Iceland’s anthem now


Here come the teams for the national anthems in a rainy Reykjavik. Scotland first

16:49 – Scotland Team News


Scotland name three changes from the Iceland defeat. Hayley Lauder, Leanne Ross and Caroline Weir replaced Ifeoma Dieke, Kim Little and Leanne Crichton. Unsure about the formation, may be a 4-4-2 rather than the 4-2-3-1 according to UEFA.

16:48 – Iceland Team News


Iceland makes a couple of changes from their win over Scotland with Elin Jensen and Berling Bjork Thorvaldsdottir coming in.


Welcome to our live-text coverage of Iceland v Scotland. Both teams have qualified, but Scotland have pride to win back.

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