Females Football Championship | definite victory! France highlights title aspirations

Co-favourite, France, understood the initial hurdle at the European Football Championship in England. National coach Corinne Diacre’s group beat Italy 5-1 (5-0) at the beginning on Sunday as well as underlined their title aspirations.

Berglind Thorvaldsdottir, who missed out on a fine in the 33rd min, offered Iceland the lead in the 50th minute. Justine Vanhaevermaet (67th) adjusted with a transformed penalty shot.

France, that have been eliminated in the quarter-finals of the last three European Championship tournaments, are currently on top of Group D.

Iceland had actually formerly begun the tournament with three Bundesliga experts in the starting eleven with a draw. In the battle with Belgium in Manchester, Iceland drew 1-1 (0-0) and lost a lead in the procedure.

Glodis Viggosdottir, Karolina Vilhjalmsdottir (both Bayern Munich) as well as Sveindis Jonsdottir (VfL Wolfsburg) started for Iceland, while Tine De Caigny from Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim remained in the Belgian starting XI.


France made whatever clear prior to the break: The exceptional Poise Geyoro (9th, 41st, 45th), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (12th) and Delphine Cascarino (39th) scored for the plainly remarkable French. Italy scored a consolation objective in the 2nd half through Martina Piemonte (57′).

VfB Stuttgart: Conversion of the arena begins

2 years before the 2024 European Football Championship, the modernization of the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena started with investments of practically 100 million euros.

She and the city of Stuttgart spend 97 million euros in the restoration. Another 1.5 million euros are incurred for a photovoltaic system in the roof covering location of the arena.

At the event in Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024, 5 games will take location in the home place of VfB Stuttgart and a quarter-finals. The innovation opens up brand-new viewpoints for the usage as well as advertising of the stadium and also the service center, said VfB chief executive officer Alexander Wehrle.

With the conversion of the major grandstand, the last old component of the stadium, which still dates from 1974, is restored. Above all, this consists of the brand-new structure as well as new media areas, brand-new altering spaces, a huge kitchen as well as the tunnel club. From this service location, around 200 spectators can then follow the football specialists on their means from the cabin to the field.

While the construction job, which happens alongside VfB’s recurring Bundesliga, the target market capability of 60,483 places has actually been decreased by almost 10,000 locations thus far. After the remodelling, the stadium will certainly rack up 60.030 viewers at Bundesliga games and 54,244 in international video games.