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Brilliant Belgium progress in style

Published: Sunday 11 August 2013, 19.30CET
A free-scoring Belgium hit 13 without reply to top qualifying round Group 7 in style, with Belarus winning on the final day to beat Slovenia to the runners-up spot.
Brilliant Belgium progress in style
Belgium celebrate after their opening day win against Belarus ©UEFA.com
Published: Sunday 11 August 2013, 19.30CET

Brilliant Belgium progress in style

A free-scoring Belgium hit 13 without reply to top qualifying round Group 7 in style, with Belarus winning on the final day to beat Slovenia to the runners-up spot.

Belgium scored 13 goals without reply as they won all three games in style to top UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship qualifying round Group 7.

Slovenia had a chance to topple the Belgians but the final day win they needed was not forthcoming as Tamara Cassimon's side won their meeting 5-0. That defeat for the mini-tournament hosts opened the door for Belarus to take second spot in the section and secure a place in the elite round, which they did courtesy of a 4-0 win against Lithuania.

In a group which produced 32 goals in six games, the section started up as it continued, with Slovenia getting off the mark with an 8-0 win against Lithuania. Lara Prašnikar and Katarina Gadnik both struck doubles, while two Amber Maximus goals helped Belgium to a 3-0 success against Belarus on the same day in Bakovci.

Five different names were on the scoresheet as Belgium then saw off Lithuania 5-0. Belarus, meanwhile, edged past Slovenia 4-3 thanks to Anastasia Shuppo's second of the match in the final minute. That put Yuri Rassolko's side within striking distance of second spot and qualification on the final day.

Last updated: 05/09/13 5.30CET

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