As Italy solemnly reflected on their elimination in a circle on the pitch, the Belgians had a huddle of their own. The calm debrief quickly ended with a raucous chant and, appropriately, dancing to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now.
It felt like it was 200F under the east Manchester sunshine as temperature records were broken across the country. Belgium created their own history as they reached the quarter- final of a major tournament for the first time in only their second European Championship thanks to Tine De Caigny’s pinpoint strike.
Written by Will Unwin at Manchester City Academy Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jul/18/italy-belgium-womens-euro-2022-group-d-match-report under the title “Belgium sink Italy to reach women’s Euros quarter-finals for the first time”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.