Belgium 4-1 Northern Ireland: Red Flames make most of red card to win Euro 2022 warm-up

Belgium 4-1 Northern Ireland: Red Flames make most of red card to win Euro 2022 warm-up

Belgium capitalised on Jackie Burns' red card with 21 minutes to play as Northern Ireland lost their sole Euro 2022 warm-up 4-1 in Lier. Tessa Wullaert gave Belgium the lead on 24 minutes before Lauren Wade's superb equaliser. Goalkeeper Burns was sent off on 69 minutes for fouling captain Wullaert outside the area. Belgium made the most of their advantage through Ella van Kerkhoven, Wullaert and Laura Rafferty's own goal. Kenny Shiels' side begin their Euro 2022 campaign - a maiden major tournament for Northern Ireland - against Norway on 7 July at St Mary's before taking on Austria and England in Southampton. Belgium, ranked 19th in the world and some 28 places above Northern Ireland, take on Iceland, France and Italy in Group D. Burns red card hits NI …
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