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Familiar squad for Iceland

Published: Monday 24 June 2013, 17.03CET
Most-capped player Katrín Jónsdóttir and top scorer Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir are in an Iceland finals squad that includes 13 players that took part in UEFA Women's EURO 2009.
by Stefán Stefánsson
Familiar squad for Iceland
Iceland will play their group matches in Kalmar and Vaxjo ©Sportsfile
 

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Published: Monday 24 June 2013, 17.03CET

Familiar squad for Iceland

Most-capped player Katrín Jónsdóttir and top scorer Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir are in an Iceland finals squad that includes 13 players that took part in UEFA Women's EURO 2009.

Iceland coach Siggi Eyjólfsson has named a familiar squad for UEFA Women's EURO 2013.

Having lost all three games on their finals debut in Finland four years ago, Eyjólfsson has named 13 of that selection again in his 23 to play in Sweden, including most-capped international Katrín Jónsdóttir and top scorer Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir. Among those set for a first taste of UEFA European Women's Championship action is uncapped defender Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir.

"I concentrated on choosing the best players. Nine from the previous tournament have not made the cut but there remains a lot of experience, which is always important," said Eyjólfsson

Beaten in six of their seven friendly fixtures this year, Iceland travel to Kalmar on 8 July and three days later start their Group B campaign there against Norway. Germany and the Netherlands complete their group opponents.

Iceland squad
Goalkeepers:
Thóra Björg Helgadóttir (FC Malmö), Gudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (Avaldsnes IL), Sandra Sigurdardóttir (Stjarnan).

Defenders: Katrín Jónsdóttir (Umeå IK), Ólína Vidarsdóttir (Chelsea LFC), Sif Atladóttir (Kristianstads DFF), Hallbera Gudný Gísladóttir (Piteå IF), Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (Stjarnan), Thórunn Helga Jónsdóttir (Stjarnan), Elísa Vidarsdóttir (ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar), Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (Stjarnan).

Midfielders: Dóra María Lárusdóttir (Valur Reykjavík), Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (FC Malmö), Katrín Ómarsdóttir (Liverpool LFC), Gudný Ódinsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF), Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (Valur Reykjavík), Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir (Thór/KA).

Forwards: Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF), Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir (Avaldsnes IL), Rakel Hönnudóttir (Breidablik), Fanndís Fridriksdóttir (Kolbotn IL), Harpa Thorsteinsdóttir (Starjnan), Elín Metta Jensen (Valur Reykjavík).

Last updated: 24/06/13 18.47CET

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