Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Belgium and Iceland did little to aid their chances of reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2022 after a 1-1 draw in Manchester to kick off their campaign.
France and Italy are the heavyweights of Group D and face off later in Rotherham.
Iceland were left to rue a missed first half penalty at the Manchester City Academy Stadium when Berglind Thorvaldsdottir’s spot-kick was saved by Nicky Evrard.
Thorvaldsdottir made amends by heading in at the back post early in the second half.
However, Belgium did take their chance when given a penalty 23 minutes from time as Justine Vanhaevermaet coolly converted.
Iceland are back in Manchester for their next game against Italy on Thursday, while Belgium face France in Rotherham.
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