Celebrations for Scotland, Belgium and Iceland

Portugal’s 3-2 comeback defeat of Finland on Friday not only gave the home side hope of pipping their visitors to the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 play-off – it also meant three teams automatically qualified for the finals in the Netherlands.

Thanks to Finland’s loss, Scotland, Belgium and Iceland all knew they would now, at worst, be one of the best six group runners-up who would not need to go through the play-offs. Scotland and Belgium were not even playing on Friday while Iceland were about to kick off against Slovenia. They took to social media to celebrate their feat …

After heartbreaking play-off defeats denied them spots in 2009 and 2013, Scotland are finally making a major tournament debut.

The Scottish first minister chipped in to congratulate Anna Signeul’s side …

Belgium are also off to their maiden major tournament …

Iceland’s third straight qualification was also confirmed …

Iceland’s president Gudni Thorlacius Jóhannesson was there to celebrate with the team …

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