Denmark v Belgium: Women's EURO facts

Belgium make their final-tournament debut against a side they beat for the first time last year, Denmark, in Doetinchem on the opening day in Group A.

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  • Belgium will be the first debutants to play at a UEFA Women's EURO since Iceland lost 3-1 to France in 2009.
  • Denmark, by contrast, have qualified for every UEFA Women's EURO since the group stage was introduced in 1979, reaching the semi-finals in 2001 and 2013.
  • Denmark have played on the opening day of the last three tournaments, drawing 1-1 with Sweden in both 2005 and 2013, either side of a 1-0 loss to Finland in 2009.
  • The Danes have failed to win any of their five opening games in UEFA Women's EURO group stages.
  • These nations met in qualifying for the first UEFA women's tournament, Denmark winning 1-0 at home and drawing 2-2 in Belgium to get to the 1984 finals. The Netherlands were in the same group.
  • That draw was the only time Belgium have avoided defeat by Denmark in eight competitive matches, their two most recent losses coming in 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying.
  • Overall, including friendlies, Denmark have eight wins, a draw and a loss against Belgium, with a goal count of 30-7.
  • The teams played twice in 2016. Belgium prevailed 2-1 in the Algarve Cup in March to register their first victory over these opponents, before Denmark won a friendly 3-1 in Tubize in November.
  • Belgium's Tessa Wullaert and Denmark's Pernille Harder are club-mates at Wolfsburg.
  • Denmark's Theresa Nielsen and Belgium's Tine Schryvers both play for Vålerenga.