Red Flames go through despite loss to England 0-2

The Belgian women football in Leuven in their last european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifier, a 0-2 defeat suffered against England. Nikita Parris and Karen Cairney provided for the visiting goals. The Belgians are well qualified.

Aline Zeler and Tine De Caigny in a duel with the English Stephanie Houghton © BELGA

England picks up the victory, the group’s profit. The Red Flames finishing in second place, which is also sufficient for this european CHAMPIONSHIPS-qualification. Group’s profit just had an easier draw can produce.

In a nearly filled Den Dreef stadium in Leuven started the Red Flames for the eyes of 7,000 spectators waiting at their final race of the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifications. The English women were dominant and created along Bronze the biggest opportunity of the first half.

After the break, gave the audience a more open party. Scott and Karen Cairney verprutsten opportunities for the visitors and also the women of national coach Yves Serneels threatened by Wullaert and Zeler.


The goal fell after 65 minutes, still on the other side. Everton-aanvalster Nikita Parris headed home a cross from Carney, through the floor, against the ropes. The Belgian women did not react, and four minutes before time, decided uitblinkster Karen Cairney (Chelsea) the contest with a deviated shot.

The Red Flames had since Friday already sure of participation in the european CHAMPIONSHIP of next summer in the Netherlands. Thanks to a 3-2 defeat of Finland in Portugal were the Belgian women, after a day earlier itself, with 1-3 having won in Serbia, confident of qualification.


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