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Belgium vs Iceland Women's EURO preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group D game between Belgium and Iceland.

Women's EURO 2022 preview: Belgium vs Iceland

Belgium meet Iceland at Manchester City Academy Stadium in UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group D on Sunday 10 July.

Belgium vs Iceland at a glance

When: Sunday 10 July, 18:00 CET
Where: Manchester City Academy Stadium, Manchester
What: Group D, Matchday 1
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch Belgium vs Iceland on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Women's EURO 2022 broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

Watch great Belgium qualifying goals

Belgium are competing in their second successive Women's EURO, having made their debut in 2017, while Iceland are back for a fourth finals in a row (though they lost all three of their games in the Netherlands last time out). The two nations met in qualifying for the 2013 edition (Belgium won 1-0 at home following a 0-0 draw in Reykjavik), and their most-capped players, Belgium's Janice Cayman and Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir of Iceland, were club-mates at Lyon until this summer.

Starting line-ups

Belgium: Evrard; Vangheluwe, Kees, De Neve, Philtjens; Vanhaevermaet; Cayman, Biesmans; De Caigny; Dhont, Wullaert

Iceland: S Sigurdardóttir; Atladóttir, Viggósdóttir, Gudrún Arnardóttir, Gísladóttir; G. Jónsdóttir, Brynjarsdóttir, Gunnarsdóttir; Vilhjálmsdóttir, Thorvaldsdóttir, S. Jónsdóttir

Reporters' views

Alyssa Saliou, Belgium reporter

Belgium and Iceland are evenly matched, and if both teams hit top form, it's hard to predict who will take the three points. Both countries boast key players with a big responsibility to make the difference. Belgium are expecting Iceland to have their foot on the gas from the off so will have to have their wits about them from the first minute. It will be a very physical match and one the neutrals should definitely enjoy.

Andri Valsson, Iceland reporter

Meet the teams: Iceland

Iceland go into a fourth consecutive Women's EURO with their most exciting team in years. This is coach Thorsteinn Halldórsson's first major finals fixture and he has the luxury problem of fitting Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir back into the team. Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir should move to the wing, with Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir – definitely one to watch – on the other flank. Iceland are a threat from set pieces, but a well-organised defence will be just as crucial.

Form guide

Last six games: WLWLWW (most recent first)
Last match: Belgium 6-1 Luxembourg, 28/06
Women's EURO 2017: third in Group A (W1 D0 L2)

Last six games: WWWLWW (most recent first)
Last match: Poland 1-3 Iceland, 29/06
Women's EURO 2017: fourth in Group C (W0 D0 L3)

View from the camps

Meet the teams: Belgium

Ives Serneels, Belgium coach: "This match is not decisive for me. Remember our first game against Denmark in 2017: we lost that and ended up staying in the race until the end. Iceland are a tough team and a team that are always a united unit on the field. There are players with special qualities, but they are also the players that we have to be able to handle. I'm afraid we'll have to be patient."

Thorsteinn Halldórsson, Iceland coach: "We need to be aggressive and play a tight game. This will be an even match; Belgium have similar qualities to us but we believe we are the better side and we need to show that. You can only play one game at a time; that's a fact even though it is a boring phrase. We aren't thinking about anything other than the Belgium game. Hopefully that will result in a good, solid performance."