It had been 19 years since Germany lost a qualifier but Iceland ended that run in stunning style.
Away to a nation that had beaten them in all 14 previous meetings, most recently 5-0 in the 2014 Algarve Cup, Iceland travelled to Wiesbaden for a FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier on Friday and won 3-2 with two goals from Dagný Brynjarsdóttir. Germany were missing Dzsenifer Marozsán, Sara Däbritz, Kristin Demann and Carolin Simon. They now face a real challenge if they are to keep up their record of qualifying for every World Cup and stop Iceland emulating their men by making their finals debut.
That would also leave 2003 and 2007 world champions Germany unable to defend the one major title they still hold – the Olympic gold – having had their 22-year UEFA Women's EURO reign ended in the quarter-finals by Denmark. We show what runs Iceland ended with their victory ...
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