Qualifying group stage (Group 3) - 19/05/2011 - 21:30CET (19:30 local time) - Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik
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Iceland too hot for Bulgaria

Published: Thursday 19 May 2011, 23.30CET
Iceland 6-0 Bulgaria
Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir scored four times as Iceland started their bid to earn a second straight qualification with a Group 3 win.
by Ari Erlingsson
from Laugardalsvöllur
Iceland too hot for Bulgaria
Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir scored four times for Iceland ©KSI

Match statistics

IcelandBulgaria

Goals scored6
 
0
Total attempts22
 
5
Attempts on target12
 
3
off target10
 
2
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
0
Offsides6
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
7
Fouls suffered7
 
18

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Published: Thursday 19 May 2011, 23.30CET

Iceland too hot for Bulgaria

Iceland 6-0 Bulgaria
Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir scored four times as Iceland started their bid to earn a second straight qualification with a Group 3 win.

Iceland cruised to a resounding victory against Bulgaria in the opening UEFA Women's EURO 2013 qualifying group stage match for the 2013 finals in Sweden.

Having made their finals debut in 2009, Iceland are keen to repeat the trick and Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir, top scorer in qualifying last time with 12 goals, struck four times tonight to deny Bulgaria, whose previous top-level EURO fixture was in 1994. Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir and Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir were also on target.

Vidarsdóttir's close-range finish Gunnarsdóttir's thumping effort from distance set Sigurdur Ragnar Eyjolfsson's side on their way inside 12 minutes. Just before the interval Vidarsdóttir added a third then struck the final two goals after Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir had made it 4-0 on 63 minutes from Fanndís Fridriksdóttir's cross. 

Vidarsdóttir completed her hat-trick from the penalty spot with 18 minutes left after being felled by Korneliya Naydenova and completed the scoring in added time. Iceland continue their campaign against top seeds Norway on 17 September while Bulgaria welcome Northern Ireland on 22 October. Hungary and Belgium are also in the pool.

"I am happy with my team," said Eyjolfsson. "They performed well and it's always good to score six goals and keep a clean sheet. This win was important for us. We are aiming high and want to win this group. To do that we have to beat a team like Norway and we are confident that we can do so. Norway will visit us here in September and we are looking forward to it."

The seven group winners and best runners-up (counting results against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their section) progress to the final tournament, and the other six runners-up go to the play-offs for three further places alongside hosts Sweden in July 2013.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.21CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
HelgadóttirThóra Helgadóttir (GK)
1
NaydenovaKorneliya Naydenova (GK)
Yellow Card71
2
AtladóttirSif Atladóttir
4
TsekovaStanislava Tsekova
3
Ó. VidarsdóttirÓlína Vidarsdóttir
6
VoyskovaNikoleta Voyskova
4
GardarsdóttirEdda Gardarsdóttir
Substitution73
7
ZhekovaLili Zhekova
5
GísladóttirHallbera Gísladóttir
Substitution78
8
RadoyskaSilvia Radoyska (C)
Yellow Card62
6
MagnúsdóttirHólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir
Goal63
9
KirevaBorislava Kireva
Yellow Card74
7
GunnarsdóttirSara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir
Goal12
11
KostovaLiliana Kostova
8
JónsdóttirKatrín Jónsdóttir (C)
14
NachevaLidiya Nacheva
9
M. VidarsdóttirMargrét Lára Vidarsdóttir
Goal6
Goal36
Goal72
Goal90+2
15
GaberovaZlatka Gaberova
Substitution75
10
FridriksdóttirFanndís Fridriksdóttir
18
SlavchevaRadoslava Slavcheva
Yellow Card56
11
ÓmarsdóttirKatrín Ómarsdóttir
Substitution73
19
GospodinovaValentina Gospodinova
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
G. GunnarsdóttirGudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (GK)
12
ShahanskaRoksana Shahanska (GK)
13
T. EinarsdóttirThelma Bjork Einarsdóttir
2
BoychevaNikoleta Boycheva
Substitution75
14
M. SigurdardóttirMálfrídur Erna Sigurdardóttir
3
DimitrovaVelislava Dimitrova
15
HönnudóttirRakel Hönnudóttir
10
PetrakievaDiana Petrakieva
16
LárusdóttirDóra Maria Lárusdóttir
Substitution73
13
PanchevaAntoaneta Pancheva
17
T. JónsdóttirThórunn Jónsdóttir
Substitution78
Yellow Card84
16
AtanasovaNelly Atanasova
18
BrynjarsdóttirDagný Brynjarsdóttir
Substitution73
17
KoshulevaVelina Koshuleva
Substitution85

Coach

Sigurdur Eyjolfsson (ISL) Valentin Chakarov (BUL)

Referee

Floarea Ionescu (ROU)

Assistant referees

Petruta Iugulescu (ROU), Carmen Neagu (ROU)

Fourth official

Gudrún Fema Ólafsdóttir (ISL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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