Sweden will play Iceland in a women’s International Friendly on Saturday 6th April 2013 at the Myresjöhus Arena 1, Växjö at 17:00 (local time).
Charlotte Rohlin and Josefine Öqvist are included in Sweden WNT head coach Pia Sundhage’s squad for the International Friendly against Iceland. Pia told the Swedish FA website of the importance to take the opportunity to look at new players and that there is healthy competition within the squad, no one feels too sure they are guaranteed a place on the national team.
The two sides met recently at the Algarve Cup, which saw Sweden comfortably earn a 6-1 won over Iceland. However, Iceland were without at least three key players including LdB’s Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir. Sundhage is preparing for a tough, physical game as Iceland seek revenge from their previous meeting.
Pia Sundhage’s Sweden WNT selection for friendly against Iceland: Kristin Hammarström (Kopparberg / Göteborg FC), Sofia Lundgren (Linköping FC), Carola Söberg (Tyresö FF), Emma Berglund (Umeå IK FF), Nilla Fischer (Linköpings FC), Malin Levenstad (LdB FC Malmö), Lina Nilsson (LdB FC Malmö), Charlotte Rohlin (Linköpings FC), Jessica Samuelsson (Linköping FC), Stina Segerström (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Sara Thunebro (FFC Frankfurt), Johanna Almgren (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Kosovare Asllani (PSG), Lisa Dahlkvist (Tyresö FF), Hanna Folkesson (Umeå IK FF), Antonia Göransson (Potsdam), Marie Hammarström (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Carina Holmberg (Sunnanå SK), Sofia Jakobsson (Chelsea FC), Emmelie Konradsson (Umeå IK FF), Lotta Schelin (Lyon), Olivia Schough (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Caroline Seger (Tyresö FF) and Josefine Öqvist (Kristianstads DFF).
Sigurdur Ragnar Eyjólfsson’s Iceland Women’s National Team to play Sweden: Thóra Björg Helgadóttir (LdB FC Malmö), Birna Kristjánsdóttir (Breiðablik), Katrín Jónsdóttir (Umeå IK FF), Edda Gardarsdóttir (Chelsea), Dóra María Lárusdóttir (Valur), Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir (Avaldsnes IL), Ólína Gudbjörg Vidarsdóttir (Chelsea), Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (Malmö), Katrín Ómarsdóttir (Liverpool), Rakel Hönnudóttir (Breiðablik), Sif Atladóttir (Kristianstads DFF), Fanndís Fridriksdóttir (Kolbotn IL), Hallbera Gudný Gísladóttir (Piteå IF), Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (Valur), Harpa Thorsteinsdóttir (Stjarnan), Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (Arna-Bjornar), Elísa Vidarsdóttir (ÍBV), Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (Stjarnan), Katrín Gylfadóttir (Valur), Thórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir (Breiðablik) and Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (Stjarnan).
As well as a chance to get revenge on Sweden, Iceland can also take the opportunity to get acquainted with Växjö. They will be playing two of their UEFA Women’s European Championship group matches here.
|Sweden Starting Line-up||Iceland Starting Line-up|
Thóra Björg Helgadóttir,
Monica Larson (NOR)
Live Match Updates:
TV4 Sport (Sweden)
Sweden 2-0 Iceland
(Lotta Schelin 55′, 90+2′)
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