FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying Round-Up: Iceland go top

Norway beat Kosovo 5-1 in a Women;s World Cup qualifier
Norway’s Frida Maanum (C) celebrates scoring with Ada Hegerberg. (Photo: STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Iceland replaced the Netherlands as FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying group leaders, Sweden scored fifteen times.

Group A – Georgia 0-15 Sweden 

Sweden had ten different scorers in Georgia, Manchester City’s Filippa Angeldahl leading the way with a hat-trick. Arsenal’s Stina Blackstenius got a couple, Chelsea’s Jonna Andersson also on target.

Group C – Belarus 0-5 Iceland 

West Ham’s Dagny Brynjarsdottir set Iceland on the road to victory in Belarus, Karólína Vilhjálmsdóttir completing the scoring with a brace before the hour mark. The game was Iceland’s one in hand on the Netherlands and now they lead the Dutch by one point.

Group E – Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-0 Azerbaijan 

Group F – Albania 0-5 Belgium, Norway 5-1 Kosovo, Poland 12-0 Armenia

Ada Hegerberg notched a treble in Norway’s 5-1 win over Kosovo, with Arsenal’s Frida Maanum also finding the net for a sixth win in seven. Second-placed Belgium also scored five as Tine de Cagny and Tessa Wullaert both bagged a brace. Poland’s dozen against Armenia featured a double hat-trick for

Group H – Bulgaria 0-2 Turkey, Serbia 4-0 Israel 

After an early goal, Serbia struck three times in the last quarter of the game for a 4-0 defeat of Israel. Turkey netted late in each half to secure the points in Bulgaria.

Friendlies

Argentina 0-1 Chile
Morocco 6-1 Gambia
Philippines 7-2 Fiji
Spain 1-1 Brazil

Alexia Putellas had Spain ahead against Brazil after just eight minutes but Geyse Ferreira’s leveller approaching the interval earned a draw.

Soledad Jaimes missed an early penalty for Argentina but Chile’s Agustina Baroso succeeded with ten minutes left.

Tottenham’s Rosella Ayane was among the scorers as Morocco but six past Gambia.

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