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Scotland’s Gemma Fay on playing in Iceland, winning 200 caps and facing England

The goalkeeper feared missing Euro 2017 when she injured an ankle at the start of the year but joining Stjarnan has ensured ‘from the bad comes good’

When Scotland’s captain, Gemma Fay, damaged an ankle at the start of the year and lost her starting place at Glasgow City, she feared the worst: she was going to miss out on Euro 2017.

What the 35-year-old did next was bold and unorthodox: she packed her bags and departed for the Icelandic side Stjarnan. “It happens in football all the time – people get injured. My situation was just very time sensitive, so I made the decision to go and play in a league that, to be honest, I didn’t know much about. Their international team has been to the European Championships a couple of times and they have various international players playing at their clubs, that was the limit of my knowledge.”

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