Team facts: Belgium

Team facts: Belgium
Team facts: Belgium ©URBSFA-KBVB


EURO 2013: Third in qualifying group

EURO best: First qualification

How they qualified: Group 7 runners-up, W5 D2 L1 F27 A5 Pts17

Coach: Ives Serneels

One to watch: Tessa Wullaert (forward, Wolfsburg)

What to watch out for: A gradual improvement since Ives Serneels took over in 2011 has resulted in a maidenqualification for Belgium. In 2013 qualifying, they were just two points behind second-placed Iceland (and four off Norway), losing only one of their four games against that pair.

A similarly promising showing in 2015 World Cup qualifying boosted their seeding for this tournament, and they comfortably made it through behind England, whom they held away from home. Foreign club experience for the likes of Justien Odeurs, Lorca Van de Putte, Janice Cayman and all-time top scorer Tessa Wullaert has certainly enhanced their credentials.