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30 August 2022, 10:52

Belarus to play final FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 qualifiers

MINSK, 30 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian national football team are set to play the final matches of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Qualifiers against Iceland and the Czech Republic, BelTA has learned.

Yuri Maleyev's team will play Iceland in Reykjavik on 2 September and then will travel to Larnaca to face the Czech Republic on 6 September.

In the previous games Belarus scored seven points routing Cyprus in Minsk 4-1, edging the Czech Republic in Belgrade 2-1, and drawing 1-1 against Cyprus in Larnaca. Belarus lost to the Netherlands 0-2 and 0-3 and also to Iceland 0-5.

The Group C team standings are as follows: Netherlands – 17 points (7 games played), Iceland – 15 (6), Belarus – 7 (6), Czech Republic – 5 (6), Cyprus – 1 (7).

The winners of the nine European qualifying groups will advance to the final tournament. Runners-up will compete for two more spots in the Women's World Cup set to take place in Australia and New Zealand in 2023. The event will feature 32 teams. In 2019 the United States won their fourth gold defeating France 2-0. Sweden took bronze beating England 2-1.

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