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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

GB v Iceland Preview

Great Britain women return to the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre tonight for their first 2010 EHF Women's European Championships Qualification Match of the year against an Iceland side who currently lie just one win above GB in Group 3.

The last time GB were in competitive action was against the former World Champions France back in October, again at Crystal Palace, where the visitors ran out 42-16 winners. France, who have also beaten tonight's visitors Iceland, currently sit atop the group with four points, followed by Austria who narrowly beat GB back in October.

GB go into the game with injury worries over both goalkeepers - Sarah Hargreaves and Laura Innes - whilst Jeanett Andersen and Ewa Palies have not joined the squad because of injuries picked up playing for their clubs. 23-year-old Marie Gerbron, who can play on the right wing or at right back and who plays her club Handball for Octeville Sur Mer in France, is expected to make her debut tonight.

A healthy crowd is taking their seats here at the National Sports Centre, expectant of a performance from the home team and you can see how they do by checking back on BritishHandball.com throughout the match which throws off at 7pm GMT.

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