Iceland scored twice in the first half on Sunday to defeat the Czech Republic 2-1 on the second match day of the 2022 SheBelieves Cup. With the win, Iceland is at the top of the standings and needs just a tie against the USWNT in the final game to take the tournament title.
The USWNT needs a win in order to take the 2022 title after defeating New Zealand 5-0 in the earlier game.
Iceland got the scoring started in the 11th minute, with forward Amanda Andradóttir sending a cross to the far post that Natasha Anasi finished with a header.
An equalizer attempt in the 15th minute by the Czech Republic went just wide. Three minutes later, Iceland’s Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir sent one hard and low inside the left corner to make it 2-0.
The Czechs found the back of the net in the second half, with Michaela Khyrova slotting one past Telma Ívarsdóttir in the 86th minute. A corner kick in the 89th minute went just wide, keeping the score 2-1.
With the win, Iceland has won both of their games and has six points. The USWNT, with a win and a tie, has four.
The two teams will go head to head on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN in a winner-takes-all match.