Qualifying round (Group 3 : FRA / ISL / SRB / GRE / SVN) - 16/06/2007 - 16:00CET (14:00 local time) - Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik
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Vidarsdóttir shocks Les Bleues

Published: Saturday 16 June 2007, 11.25CET
Iceland 1 - 0 France
Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir struck eight minutes from time to give Iceland a surprise narrow win against France on Saturday.

Standings

Group 3 : FRA / ISL / SRB / GRE / SVN

PPts
Iceland Iceland26
France France36
Serbia Serbia13
Slovenia Slovenia20
Greece Greece20
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:41 CET

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Published: Saturday 16 June 2007, 11.25CET

Vidarsdóttir shocks Les Bleues

Iceland 1 - 0 France
Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir struck eight minutes from time to give Iceland a surprise narrow win against France on Saturday.

Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir's strike eight minutes from time was enough to give Iceland an unexpected 1-0 win against France, whom they have consequently deposed as UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 3 leaders.

Sucker punch
France were clear favourites to win the match having rattled off consecutive 6-0 victories against Greece and Slovenia in their previous group matches, but despite dominating this encounter, were punished for failing to convert possession into goals. Les Bleues rained 23 shots in on goal but couldn't find a way past inspired Iceland goalkeeper Thóra Helgadóttir, who made a series of remarkable saves, before Vidarsdóttir produced the sucker punch, after being sent through on goal by Dóra María Lárusdóttir.

'Great chance'
"I play with Dóra María at Valur and we know each other well so I knew where she was going to play the pass and was ready for it," said the goalscorer afterwards. Iceland coach Sigurdur Ragnar Eyjólfsson was delighted after seeing his side move top with six points and a superior head-to-head record over today's opponents. "I am very pleased," he said. "We have beaten the seventh best team in the world and the best team Iceland has ever beaten." Eyjólfsson's side next face Serbia in Reykjavík on Thursday. "I hope people now realise that Iceland's women's national team is good and has a great chance of reaching the finals."

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.37CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

France

France

3
ÁrnadóttirÁsta Árnadóttir
10
AbilyCamille Abily
11
E. ArnardóttirErla Steinunn Arnardóttir
Substitution62
8
BompastorSonia Bompastor
5
AtladóttirSif Atladóttir
Yellow Card79
16
BouhaddiSarah Bouhaddi (GK)
4
GardarsdóttirEdda Gardarsdóttir
15
BussagliaÉlise Bussaglia
2
G.S. GunnarsdóttirGudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir
2
DusangSandrine Dusang
6
HelgadóttirÁsthildur Helgadóttir (C)
18
LattafHoda Lattaf
8
JónsdóttirKatrín Jónsdóttir
4
MeillerouxOphélie Meilleroux
10
SamúelsdóttirGreta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir
Substitution70
14
NecibLouisa Necib
Substitution46
7
StefánsdóttirDóra Stefánsdóttir
7
PetitCorine Petit
9
M. VidarsdóttirMargrét Lára Vidarsdóttir
Goal81
6
SoubeyrandSandrine Soubeyrand (C)
1
HelgadóttirThóra Helgadóttir (GK)
3
ThineyGaëtane Thiney
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
G. GunnarsdóttirGudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (GK)
17
LepailleurLaure Lepailleur
17
ÓdinsdóttirGudný Björk Ódinsdóttir
12
ThomisÉlodie Thomis
Substitution46
16
ÓmarsdóttirKatrín Ómarsdóttir
11
TonazziLaëtitia Tonazzi
Substitution76
15
Ó. VidarsdóttirÓlína Vidarsdóttir
5
ViguierSabrina Viguier
13
LárusdóttirDóra Maria Lárusdóttir
Substitution62
1
DevilleCéline Deville (GK)
14
MagnúsdóttirHólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir
Substitution70
9
BretignySandrine Bretigny
18
ThordardottirGudny Petrina Thordardottir
13
BoulleauLaure Boulleau

Coach

Sigurdur Eyjolfsson (ISL) Bruno Bini (FRA)

Referee

Wendy Toms (ENG)

Assistant referees

Emma Everson (ENG), Natalie Aspinall (ENG)

Fourth official

Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL)

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