There’s everything to play for in the final round of Group D matches at Euro 2022, with Italy and Belgium both in with a shout of qualifying for the knockout stages when they meet at the Academy Stadium on Monday evening.
A victory for either team could send them through to the quarter finals, unless Iceland get the better of group winners France in Rotherham. Should the match end in a draw and Iceland lose, quarter final qualification will boil down to goal difference between Belgium and Iceland.
Here’s everything you need to know about Monday evening’s clash.
When is kick-off? Monday 18 July, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Academy Stadium, Manchester
TV channel/live stream? BBC iPlayer (UK)
Italy should have a full 23-player squad to choose from after Valentina Cernoia returned to camp having tested negative for Covid-19.
Belgium will be without the suspended Amber Tysiak for Monday evening’s encounter, after she was sent off for two bookable offences last time out against France.
Italy: Giuliani; Bartoli, Gama, Linari, Boattin; Bergamaschi, Simonetti, Rosucci, Caruso; Girelli, Giacinti.
Belgium: Evrard; Cayman, Kees, De Neve, Philtjens; Vanhaevermaet, Biesmans, De Caigny; Dhont, Wullaert, Eurlings.
Italy have underwhelmed somewhat at Euro 2022 thus far, while Belgium made a France side brimming with world class talent really work for their victory last time out. The Red Flames looked dangerous on the counter attack, and Tessa Wullaert and Janice Cayman combined particularly effectively.
There were flashes of quality from Italy during their draw against Iceland, with the pace of Barbara Bonansea a real threat. The Azzurre could finally make their presence felt at the tournament in their final group game with a narrow victory. Will it be enough to see them through?
Prediction: Italy 2-1 Belgium