France sink Belgium to reach last eight but face anxious wait over Katoto injury | Women’s Euro 2022

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.

Belgium finished with 10 players after Amber Tysiak was shown a…

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