Sweden 1-0 Belgium LIVE! Women’s Euro 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

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Sweden vs Belgium LIVE!

Defender Linda Sembrant fired a stoppage-time winner to give Sweden a 1-0 win over Belgium on Friday and set up a Women's Euro 2022 semi-final against hosts England next Tuesday.

The Swedes kept Belgium pinned back for most of the first half and should have taken the lead when Stina Blackstenius slotted the ball home in the 25th minute. However, a VAR review showed that she was just offside when Kosovare Asllani passed her the ball and the goal was chalked off.

The second half was almost identical with the Swedes pouring forward and the Belgium defence standing resolute, and goalkeeper Nicky Evrard pulled off a brilliant reflex save to deny Blackstenius in the 73rd minute. The game looked to be heading for extra time when the Swedes won a corner in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, and Sembrant reacted quickest to rifle the ball home to send the Swedes through to the last four.

Sweden vs Belgium highlights

  • VAR! Blackstenius goal ruled out on review

  • GOAL! Sweden snatch late winner

Sweden 1 - 0 Belgium

Thanks for joining us!

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Sweden broke Belgium’s resistance right at the death in Leigh to seal a date with England in the Euros semi-finals.

Join us tomorrow for France and Netherlands!

Recap the action with our match report.


Watch the winning goal

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Safe to say they enjoyed that

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Full time!

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Sweden are through to face England in the final four!

GGOOOOOAAALLLLL!!! Sweden 1-0 Belgium

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Sembrant pops up to slam home after a corner is nodded down and falls to the defender!

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90 mins: Three minutes added on before what feels like a very likely extra 30 minutes.

Dhont tries to force the issue and crosses into the waiting arms of the goalkeeper.

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88 mins: A very fine sliding tackle from Nilden shuts down a Belgian break with Dhont a real threat since coming off the bench.

Up the other end, Asllani forces a yard of space nicely before whipping a long-range hit past the far post. As you were.

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87 mins: Eriksson the latest Swede to direct a shot off target.

Belgium make a change with Biesmans, who has been struggling with a knock, off for Missipo.

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84 mins: Angeldahl off for Bennison as Sweden introduce the matchwinner from their narrow win over Switzerland in the groups.

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81 mins: A header flashes wide of the far post and that is shot number thirty for Sweden so far.

Only eight have been on target and none have hit the back of the net...

Meanwhile, a crowd of over 7,500 announced at Leigh Sports Village is announced, a very decent turnout.

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78 mins: A bit of needle emerging between Asllani and Biesmans down the left wing, a feisty battle featuring shirt pulling ending in some terse words.

The referee calms things down with that the first sign of frustration coming out of the Swedish camp in particular.

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75 mins: You can sense the excitement in the crowd as Belgium pop up with the ball in the opposition box, yet a weak pass ends the opening.

A better cross in from wide is comfortably nodded away.

A Belgium goal now, as they say, would put the cat right among the pigeons.

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73 mins: SAVE!

Evrard makes another fine stop to deny Blackstenius from close range! That had to have been 1-0...

Just the seven saves from the Belgium shot-stopper so far.

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71 mins: Once again the Sweden delivery is far from lacking but the finish is.

A fine ball in from Bjorn to recycle a corner reaches Asllani at the far post. Heading is not really her game and the effort drops harmlessly wide.

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68 mins: Dhont on for Deloose as Belgium introduce fresh legs at the back.

And the substitute is straight on the attack leading a rare foray into Swedish territory, before Lindahl claims Wullaert’s cross.

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66 mins: Delightful run on the diagonal from Kaneryd reaches the penalty spot but she passes instead of shoots and Belgium get a vital foot in.

Sweden firmly in command in this period.

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63 mins: A few appeals from the crowd for a handball that is waved away, before VAR has a look as play goes on.

Angeldahl aims a shot-cross into the goalkeeper’s palms and the replays show that would have been a mightily harsh penalty. Not given.

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61 mins: Not far over from Angeldahl who claims the ball from Asllani’s nice lay-off but she hits it so early that the long-range drive flies off-target, albeit with Evrard stretching.

Asllani is down after taking a hit for that little flick but should carry on.

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58 mins: This game may well come down to who keeps concentration better as the legs begin to tire.

Will it be the Belgians’ passing game that subsides or will the Swedes lose the edge of their pressing game?

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54 mins: Belgium doing a good job of slowing the game down when given the chance, the Red Flames enjoying long spells of possession as Sweden maintain their high press.

That feels their best route to a breakthrough.

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49 mins: Asllani nods the ball onto the crossbar, digging out a really good header from 12 yards out... but the flag goes up - it wouldn’t have counted.

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47 mins: Sweden straight on the front foot and the ball bounces up kindly for Rolfo, who smacks a volley straight into Evrard’s arms.


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The quarter-final is back underway.

Here come the players!

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The second half will begin shortly..

The tight call that denied the opener

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Half time!

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It’s goalless at the break with Sweden’s disallowed strike by Blackstenius the closest we have come in a pretty intriguing contest.

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(Getty Images)

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45 mins: A better cross almost picks out Asllani but drifts into touch as the fourth official puts up one minute on the board.

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44 mins: Drifting towards the break after a ball in from Rolfo fails to get near a player. Sweden could do with some time to sit down and regroup.

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41 mins: An absolute downpour hitting Leigh right now but it isn’t harming the energy in this match...

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39 mins: An overdue reply from Belgium as a first shot on target forces Lindahl into relatively comfortable action.

A cross from Wullaert is headed away and Sweden win a free-kick to end the pressure.

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36 mins: Philtjens goes into the book for Belgium to allow Asllani the chance to load the ball in...

The ball is flicked goalwards and once again the defence is stretching to clear yet just about make it stick!

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32 mins: Once again Sweden threaten from set plays and Evrard is very happy to land on the ball in a goalmouth scramble that the Red Flames just about survive.

These close-range close-shaves aren’t landing for the Swedes and their swipes from range have been far too off-target to threaten the opener.

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30 mins: That disallowed goal has given Belgium a bit of belief and Vanhaevermaet lines up a shot from outside the box, with a decent connection as it flashes wide of the post.


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26 mins: Blackstenius thinks she’s given Sweden the lead with a fine finish one-on-one...

But VAR wants another look and rules it out! A narrow escape for Belgium.

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23 mins: Bjorn slashes at a bouncing ball after her header from a corner is blocked, a sign of the imprecise efforts Sweden have mustered in front of goal so far.

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21 mins: Halfway into the first half and Belgium have had the possession, 57 to 43 per cent, but most of it has been in non-threatening areas.

And that Sweden press is determined to force errors - with the favourites five shots to zero ahead in that category.

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18 mins: There is a sense of the opener only being a matter of time.

Can Belgium hit back? A counter attempt is quickly dealt with by the Swedes.

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Rolfo’s far-post header is nicely palmed away by Evrard but Blackstenius is there to mop up the rebound and put Sweden in front... but the ball just won’t go in!

Belgium escape again in the goalmouth scramble.

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11 mins: CHANCE!

Sweden’s high press is working very nicely and Rolfo puts a foot in, with the ball sent back to Angeldahl for a hit from 18 yards.

She gets her foot right underneath it and Belgium escape.

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9 mins: Belgium look to cause trouble with a corner from the right and Lindahl can’t get a glove on it, but an attacker cannot get a head on it and the ball is shepherded out.

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6 mins: SAVE!

Evrard forced into action after Angeldahl lines up a whack from range and the parry wide is very necessary, with the ball curling away from the goalkeeper and towards the far post.

From the corner, that same player Angeldahl swipes a volley over the bar.

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5 mins: De Neve gets across well after Sweden break down the right, Asllani not quite able to pick out her teammate.

After the throw-in, Kaneryd just overhits a nice touch around her marker and the ball rolls into touch. Plenty of energy about the game already.

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2 mins: A boisterous atmosphere in Leigh for tonight’s game with plenty of yellow in particular in the stands.

A first move forward from Sweden is closed down with some lovely interplay by Belgium. A counter forms but Minnaert’s ball in is dealt with.


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The third quarter-final of the tournament is underway!

The national anthems are played out in Leigh

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Plenty of respect for each nation’s anthem - none of that faux edginess booing nonsense here.

Here come the players!

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It’s almost time for Sweden versus Belgium in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Euros...

The goals that won Sweden their group

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Euros fever is gripping the nation thanks to the Lionesses’ exploits — with tickets for the semi-final clash on sale for £1,000 and a record TV audience on the cards.

England are set to face Sweden or Belgium in the last four after their dramatic comeback to win 2-1 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday dumped Spain out of the tournament.

Tickets for the game at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground on Tuesday, originally priced from £15 to £50, have now rocketed on ticketing sites to as much as £1,019.

Read the full story.

Tonight’s winner will face England on Tuesday

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Which means any old excuse to relive this goal...

Kick-off in 25 minutes...

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The warm-ups are underway in Leigh!

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(AFP via Getty Images)

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Nathalie Bjorn continues to deputise for Sweden veteran Caroline Seger, who is only on the bench after a heel injury tonight.

The midfielder says: “I normally ask her for a bit of advice ahead of a match, so that I know what to think about. It differs from match to match and what I need help with but we have a dialog and she is a fantastic captain.

“During the match she’ll come out [on the sideline] and coach me and give feedback.”

How the Red Flames came through Group D

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Justine Vanhaevermaet has warned Sweden that Belgium are still improving ahead of tonight’s game.

“It’s only our second tournament so I understand that people are underestimating us a bit but we’re just very happy that we’ve shown what we’re capable of,” said the Reading player.

“The quarter-final means a lot to me and I think the same goes for the whole team.

“It’s great for Belgian football as a whole. We’ve received some very positive messages from home. We’re very proud of making it to the quarter-finals that was our target.

“We have a lot of very good players, also very young talented players so I hope more and more players like them can become professional and I think you haven’t seen the best yet.”

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Sweden head coach Peter Gerhardsson would relish a semi-final showdown with England at Euro 2022.

Hosts England have been in impressive form during the tournament and they have since been made the new favourites to go all the way, but Gerhardsson would love to take them on after watching their quarter-final win over Spain on Wednesday.

“I decided to stay in my room to watch the game and I thought it was a really good game of football,” he said.

Read the full story.

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A big following for Sweden tonight in Leigh!

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(Getty Images)

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Sweden also switch things up in defence as Linda Sembrant and Amanda Nilden come into the team.

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A few changes from Belgium then as the Red Flames leave striker Hannah Eurlings on the bench.

Elena Dhont and Jody Vangheluwe also drop out despite starting the 1-0 win over Italy that earned their spot in the quarter-finals.

Your Belgium line-up tonight

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Belgium XI: Evrard; Deloose, Kees, De Neve, Philtjens; Biesmans, Minnaert, Van Haevermaet; Wullaert, De Caigny, Cayman.

How the Swedes line up...

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Sweden XI: Lindahl; Ilestedt, Sembrant, Eriksson, Nilden; Angeldahl, Asllani, Bjorn; Kaneryd, Blackstenius, Rolfo.

Team news coming in the next 15 minutes...

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Tonight’s venue

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Evening Standard score prediction

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Sweden came through their group stage with a romp past Portugal but Belgium will offer a tougher task tonight.

Having pushed France all the way, the Red Flames can once again make life difficult for one of the tournament’s top teams - though victory may be beyond them.

A 1-0 Sweden win.

Head-to-head record does not favour the Red Flames

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Belgium are set to name an unchanged line-up despite Amber Tysiak returning from a one-match ban.

Early team news

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Sweden are sweating over the fitness of Caroline Seger as the veteran pushes to return from a heel injury.

Hanna Glas and Emma Kullberg both tested positive for Covid in the week and are likely to miss out.

Jonna Andersson experienced cold-like symptoms ahead of the game and is another doubt.

Sweden the favourites tonight

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How to watch

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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm before kick-off at 8pm.

Live stream: The BBC will stream the match for free via their Sport website and iPlayer service.

Good evening!

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Welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of the third quarter-final of the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament.

England and Germany have booked their spots in the last four... who out of Sweden and Belgium will join them tonight?

Kick-off is at 8pm BST.

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