France Women 2 – 1 Belgium Women
France qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 with a 2-1 victory over Belgium at New York Stadium.
France opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Kadidiatou Diani headed for the far post and although it was one-sided for much of the half, Belgium scored an equalizer after 36 minutes when Janice Cayman carefully drove home.
The French regained their advantage soon after when Griedge Mbock Bathy came home insistently on her first appearance in the tournament.
Belgium were reduced to 10 players with a minute to play when Amber Tysiak received his marching orders for handball inside the box, but Wendie Renard missed the resulting penalty.
It didn’t take long for France to settle into the routine that earned them five goals against Italy on Sunday and the first chance of the game fell for the French when Clara Mateo’s drilled corner found the header de Renard, but she headed wide of the target three minutes later.
France again looked wide to exploit their opponents and found joy six minutes later when Sakina Karchaoui made a sweeping run down the left and her cross was sent home by Diani to make it 1 -0.
Karchaoui proved to be a threat down the left and once again fired a ball into Diani but this time his header was turned off the post by Nicky Evrard from close range.
Belgium were tied against the run of play when the Caymans overtook pressing Pauline Peyraud-Magnin.
However, France were quick to regain their lead when five minutes later Mbock Bathy headed Eve Perrisset’s drilled cross from close range.
France have always remained in control and Belgium have Evrard to thank for keeping the score 2-1 when they made a fine save to counter Ouleymata Sarr.
France should have put the game to bed in the dying minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Tysiak handled and a second yellow card saw the Belgian sent off.
But Evrard again denied France as they went low to save Renard’s kick.
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Wednesday July 6
Group A: England 1-0 Austria
Thursday July 7
Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland
Friday July 8
Group B: Spain 4-1 Finland
Group B: Germany 4-0 Denmark
Saturday July 9
Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland
Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden
Sunday July 10
Group D: Belgium 1-1 Iceland
Group D: France 5-1 Italy
Monday July 11
Group A: Austria 2-0 Northern Ireland
Group A: England 8-0 Norway
tuesday july 12
Group B: Denmark 1-0 Finland
Group B: Germany 2-0 Spain
Wednesday July 13
Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Netherlands-Portugal – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Thursday July 14
Group D: Italy1-1 Iceland
Group D: France 2-1 Belgium
friday july 15
Group A: Northern Ireland – England – kick off 8pm, St Mary’s
Group A: Austria vs Norway – Kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Saturday July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick off 8pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Denmark v Spain – Kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Sunday July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Monday July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
Group D: Italy v Belgium – Kick off 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Wednesday July 20
Quarter-final 1: Group A winners v Group B runners-up – 8pm kick-off, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Thursday July 21
Quarter-final 2: Group B winners v Group A runners-up – kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium
friday july 22
Quarter-final 3: Group C winners v Group D runners-up – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Quarter-final 4: Group D winners vs. Group C runners-up – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
tuesday july 26
Semi-final 1: Quarter-Final Winners 1 vs. Quarter-Final Winners 3 – Kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Wednesday July 27
Semi-final 2: Winner Quarter-Final 2 v Winner Quarter-Final 4 – Kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Sunday July 31
Winners Semi-Final 1 v Winners Semi-Final 2 – Kick-off 5pm, Wembley