U-16 women's football: India loses to Iceland in Open Nordic tournament

This tournament is part of the India's preparation for the U-17 Women's World Cup in October this year.

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REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Iceland won 3-0 to resign the Indian side to its second defeat of the tournament.

The Indian U-16 women's team lost to Iceland 3-0 in its second match at the Open Nordic tournament happening in Jessheim, Norway on Monday.

The Indian side, which had lost its opening encounter to Netherlands 5-1, contained their European opponents for the better part of the first half before Lilja Bjork Unnarsdottir converted from an indirect freekick for Iceland on the brink of half-time.

The island nation doubled its lead in the 63rd minute through Emilia Oskarsdottir. Lynda Kom came close to scoring for India, but couldn't capitalise on the chances.

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Iceland sealed the game in the 83rd minute, when Emilia Oskarsdottir slotted past the Indian 'keeper, Melody Chanu.

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This tournament is part of the Indian team's preparation for the U17 Women's World Cup scheduled to happen in the country in October this year. India is in Group A alongside USA, Brazil and Morocco.