Swedes decimated, crazy gunners and realistic Germans

On the bill: Sweden – Belgium

Victorious against Italy on July 18 (0-1), the Belgians celebrated their first-ever qualifier in the final stage of an international competition.

The second country in the FIFA rankings, Sweden, faces, Friday, July 22, in the quarter-finals, Belgium, which indicates, for it, 19.e Field. Qualified for the first time in their history in the elimination phase of a major competition, the Belgian Red Flames They will enjoy a meeting they eagerly anticipate: “The Swedes have a strong team, it will be a difficult match, but we can count on our own qualities”Capt. Taini De Kinney, the decisive scorer against Italy, In an interview with his union.

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However, the preferred data, Blagult (blue and yellow, in Swedish) is concerning. Affected by the recent Covid-19 cases, the Swedish side will have to dispense with right-back Hannah Glass, as well as defender Emma Kohlberg. Three other players show symptoms and wait for results. And as if that were not enough, the participation of veteran captain Caroline Seeger (37, 232 caps), who injured his heel, remains uncertain.

The Belgians, who have generally survived other illnesses and injuries, can take advantage of the situation and claim the scalp of the first European nation.

Euro star: Kosovar Aslani

Kosovare Aslani (left), assists the Swedes' second goal, during their victory over Portugal on July 17 (5-0), celebrates the goal that has just been scored, Philippa Engeldahl.

Passed by Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Milan, she is capable of individual brilliance and has a remarkable top speed: Kosovare Aslani is not your typical Swedish midfielder. Number 9 is an altruistic player, as evidenced by her performance since the start of the competition. With Caroline Seeger on her left and Philippa Engeldahl on her right, Kosovare Aslani makes her teammates shine as much as she lights up the game.

Against Belgium on Friday, the Swede, who was credited with an assist in each of the three group matches and scored a penalty kick against Portugal, will undoubtedly become coach Peter Gerhardsson’s key player in facing the Red Flames’ lock-down defence.

In the alcove: Ian Wright lights the lionesses

Ian Wright couldn’t contain his joy when he scored the second goal English In extra time for the quarter-final against Spain (2-1)Wednesday, July 20. Consultant for the BBC, the second top scorer in Arsenal’s history (185 goals) has been trying to promote his counterpart in his sport for many years.

Fascinated by the Lionesses’ start to the Euro, the 58-year-old striker is hosting the show with former Britain international Alex Scott, who was a longtime side-player… at Arsenal, where she trained and played ten years in all things. The two Arsenal I dream of seeing the hosts of the competition reach the final, which will be played at their home ground in London (but at Wembley, not Arsenal).

A piece of blue sky: D1 Arkema is in FIFA 23

EA Sports has announced the arrival of the French Women’s Pro League, D1 Arkema, in the future adaptation of the video game series. FIFA. In the next game FIFA 23which will be released at the end of September, it will be possible to play with Marie Antoinette Catoto or Wendy Renard not only with the France national team, but also with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais.

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Major news for the development of women’s football, which has been widely welcomed by the small world of the first division, both by the clubs and the players. Same story for the other major leagues, as the German, English and North American women’s leagues will also be present in the game.

In the past: Germany beat Austria (2-0) to reach the semi-finals

In a match rich in chances and shots on poles, Germany, less dominant than in the first round, ended up defeating Austria on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the European Women’s Football Championship (2-0), in Brentford.

The Austrians greatly shook the beautiful Germanic machine, but they had to submit to German realism. The aphorism of Gary Lineker that football is a game played 11-11, and it is clear that the Germans win in the end applies to women as well. From their first chance, day 25e Minute, the eight-time European champion opened the scoring thanks to Lina Magul’s goal. Despite the constant Austrian pressure (especially casual and standing in the second half), Alexandra Pope doubled the score at the end of the match thanks to a serious mistake in the recovery of Austrian goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger (90).e).

Germany will face next Wednesday in Milton Keynes, France, or the Dutch title holder, who will meet Saturday in Rotherham.

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