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 celebrate after their opening day win against Belarus
Belgium celebrate after their opening day win against Belarus ©UEFA.com

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.