France secured their place in the knockout stages of the European Championships with a game to spare after beating Belgium on a dusky summer evening, but they will wait anxiously for news on the knee injury suffered by their striker, Marie-Antoinette Katoto.
Their opponents, meanwhile, have to achieve a better result against Italy than Iceland get against France to stand a chance of progressing. They kept the scoreline respectable but were unable to deny Kadidiatou Diani and Griedge Mbock from punishing their defensive lapses.
Written by Maryam Naz at New York Stadium
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