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With France’s Group D victory already sewn up, the struggle to hitch them within the...

With France’s Group D victory already sewn up, the struggle to hitch them within the quarter-final rages between Italy, Iceland and Belgium because the group phases draw to an in depth.

Iceland vs France, Rotherham, kick-off 8pm

France can metaphorically stick the kettle on – not too removed from the house of Yorkshire Tea – after securing their spot as Group D winners with two wins from two coming into their last group recreation with Iceland in Rotherham.

However the 16-match profitable run Corianne Diacre has taken her aspect on hasn’t been constructed with out the kind of profitable mentality which will not let that occur, even towards an Iceland aspect desperately in want of a outcome to progress.

Diacre’s Bleus have impressed to date and forward of a assured quarter-final with Netherlands on Friday, will need to proceed their function as exterior favourites of the event by setting themselves up nicely to face the reigning champions.

Picture: France’s Marie-Antoinette Katoto limped off France’s Ladies Euro 2022 group D match with Belgium and won’t play once more within the event

Studying to reside with out Marie-Antoinette Katoto after the tournament-ending harm she picked up towards Belgium will probably be of main significance for Diacre, whose aspect appeared unsettled in that 2-1 victory after the lack of the PSG striker, who has scored 28 objectives in 32 worldwide appearances.

“I imagine we are able to do one thing nice,” was the message from Iceland coach Thorsteinn Halldorsson in his pre-match press convention, with Iceland already going one higher than their 2017 Euros by selecting up a degree towards Italy final outing.

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The minnow nation’s essential purpose at Euro 2022 was to win a recreation – and though they led towards each Belgium and Italy, they’re but to take action. A degree – or perhaps a one-goal defeat – might be sufficient on Monday to ship them by, however would depend on the group’s different two groups to attract as nicely.

Maybe midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir summed it up greatest, saying: “It is soccer. Something can occur.”

Italy vs Belgium, Manchester (City Academy Stadium), kick-off 8pm

It isn’t far off winner takes all on the Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium on Monday evening. Three factors for both Italy or Belgium will seemingly see them into the final eight, to face Sweden, as long as France don’t lose to Iceland. A draw would possibly do it too, alongside a France victory.

Each of those groups come into their last group recreation having drawn with Iceland and misplaced to France, though Italy’s 5-1 humbling by the group winners was slightly extra complete than Belgium’s 2-1 reverse on Thursday.

Whereas Italy coach Milena Bertolini has seemed to alleviate the strain on her aspect and stated they’ve confronted extra “essential” video games previously, her reverse quantity Ives Serneels has been much less cautious along with his language.

“We are able to actually begin on this event. It is going to be a historic day for Belgian girls’s soccer. And I’ll be trustworthy, if we do not qualify to the following spherical I will probably be very dissatisfied,” he advised reporters.

Belgium have by no means reached the knockout phases of the European Championships earlier than, whereas Italy have been quarter-finalists in each 2009 and 2013 earlier than crashing out at this stage within the final event 5 years in the past.

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If both crew does handle the feat of getting by the group phases this time round, a monumental problem awaits within the final eight, within the form of reigning champions Netherlands.

Follow Euro 2022 across Sky Sports

Sustain with all the newest from Euro 2022 throughout Sky Sports activities and Sky Sports activities Information this summer time.

Protection will probably be anchored by Sky Sports activities WSL presenter Caroline Barker, alongside Jessica Creighton and Kyle Walker. In the meantime, Karen Carney, Sue Smith, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Laura Bassett will give evaluation all through the event.

Italy's Valentina Bergamaschi celebrates scoring her sides first goal
Picture: Italy got here from behind to attract with Iceland however have solely a degree from their opening two video games

They can even be joined by skilled England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Manchester Metropolis defender Esme Morgan.

The pundits and presenters will work from the Sky Sports activities Ladies’s Euro 2022 Cell Presentation Bus, which can comply with the Sky Sports activities Information crew across the nation to the varied stadiums the place matches are being performed.

As well as, Sky Sports activities’ Important Soccer Podcast will probably be rebranded for the event to Sky Sports activities Ladies’s Euros Podcast from 21 June. Hosted by Charlotte Marsh and Anton Toloui, it is going to characteristic unique information and participant interviews along with a robust programme line-up across the event.

Belgium equalised against France in the first half
Picture: Belgium have been edged out by France of their final recreation after an improved exhibiting from their opening draw with Iceland

The knock-out section…

Quarter-finals

Wednesday July 20

Quarter-final 1: England v Spain – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Group Stadium

Thursday July 21

Quarter-final 2: Germany v Austria – kick-off 8pm, London Group Stadium

Friday July 22

Quarter-final 3: Sweden v Runners-up Group D – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports activities Village

Saturday July 23

Quarter-final 4: France v Netherlands – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium

Semi-finals

Tuesday July 26

Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-final 1 v Winners quarter-final 3 – kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane

Wednesday July 27

Semi-final 2: Winners quarter-final 2 v Winners quarter-final 4 – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK

Remaining

Sunday July 31

Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2 – kick-off 5pm, Wembley

What’s occurred to date…

Group stage:

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 2-1 Switzerland

Group C: Netherlands 3-2 Portugal

Thursday July 14

Group D: Italy1-1 Iceland

Group D: France 2-1 Belgium

Friday July 15

Group A: Northern Ireland 0-5 England

Group A: Austria 1-0 Norway

Saturday July 16

Group B: Finland 0-3 Germany

Group B: Denmark 0-1 Spain

Sunday July 17

Group C: Switzerland 1-4 Netherlands

Group C: Sweden 5-0 Portugal

Monday July 18

Group D: Iceland vs France – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium

Group D: Italy vs Belgium – kick off 8pm, Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium