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Get to know: Group D

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France

France qualified as winners of their group and with seven wins and a draw from their eight games. This is going to be their seventh appearance in the finals. They have never got beyond the quarter-finals, having lost at that stage in 2009, 2013 and 2017.


FIFA Ranking – 3rd


Manager – Corinne Diacre


Squad

1. Mylene Chavas (Bordeaux)

2. Ella Palis (Bordeaux)

3. Wendie Renard (Lyon)

4. Marion Torrent (Montpellier)

5. Aissatou Tounkara (Atletico Madrid)

6. Sandie Toletti (Levante)

7. Sakina Karchaoui (Paris Saint-Germain)

8. Grace Geyoro (Paris Saint-Germain)

9. Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Paris Saint-Germain)

10. Clara Mateo (Paris FC)

11. Kadidiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain)

12. Melvine Malard (Lyon)

13. Selma Bacha (Lyon)

14. Charlotte Bilbault (Bordeaux)

15. Kenza Dali (Everton)

16. Justine Lerond (Metz)

17. Sandy Baltimore (Paris Saint-Germain)

18. Ouleymata Sarr (Paris FC)

19. Griedge Mbock Bathy (Lyon)

20. Delphine Cascarino (Lyon)

21. Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus)

22. Eve Perisset (Chelsea)

23. Hawa Cissoko (West Ham United)





Italy

This will be Italy’s 12th appearance in the finals. They have finished runners-up twice, losing the finals in 1993 and 1997. They qualified as one of the three best group runners-up, having finished behind Denmark in Group B.


FIFA Ranking – 14th


Manager – Milena Bertolini


Squad

1. Laura Giuliani (Milan)

2. Valentina Bergamaschi (Milan)

3. Sara Gama (Juventus)

4. Aurora Galli (Everton)

5. Elena Linari (Roma)

6. Manuela Giugliano (Roma)

7. Flaminia Simonetti (Inter Milan)

8. Martina Rosucci (Juventus)

9. Daniela Sabatino (Fiorentina)

10. Cristiana Girelli (Juventus)

11. Barbara Bonansea (Juventus)

12. Katja Schroffenegger (Fiorentina)

13. Elisa Bartoli (Roma)

14. Agnese Bonfantini (Juventus)

15. Maria Luisa Filangeri (Sassuolo)

16. Lucia Di Guglielmo (Roma)

17. Lisa Boattin (Juventus)

18. Arianna Caruso (Juventus)

19. Valentina Giacinti (Milan)

20. Martina Piemonte (Milan)

21. Valentina Cernoia (Juventus)

22. Francesca Durante (Inter Milan)

23. Martina Lenzini (Juventus)





Belgium

Belgium won Group H in qualifying to reach Euro 2022. This is the second time they have reached the finals. Their only other appearance was in 2017 when they went out in the group stage. Belgium’s Tine De Caigny finished as top goalscorer in qualifying with 12 goals.


FIFA Ranking – 19th


Manager – Ives Serneels


Squad

1. Nicky Evrard (Gent)

2. Davina Philtjens (Sassuolo)

3. Ella Van Kerkhoven (Anderlecht)

4. Amber Tysiak (OH Leuven)

5. Sarah Wijnants (Anderlecht)

6. Tine De Caigny (1899 Hoffenheim)

7. Hannah Eurlings (OH Leuven)

8. Feli Delacauw (Gent)

9. Tessa Wullaert (Fortuna Sittard)

10. Justine Vanhaevermaet (Reading)

11. Janice Cayman (Lyon)

12. Diede Lemey (Sassuolo)

13. Elena Dhont (FC Twente)

14. Davinia Vermechelen (Standard Liege)

15. Jody Vangheluwe (Club YLA)

16. Marie Minnaert (Club YLA)

17. Charlotte Tison (Anderlecht)

18. Laura De Neve (Anderlecht)

19. Sari Kees (OH Leuven)

20. Julie Biesmans (PSV)

21. Lisa Lichtfus (Dijon)

22. Laura Deloose (Anderlecht)

23. Kassandra Missipo (FC Basel)





Iceland

Iceland reached England as one of the three best group runners-up in the qualifying stage. This will be their fourth appearance in the finals, and their best performance was reaching the quarter-finals in 2013. The youngest goalkeeper and outfield player in the Euro’s are both in Iceland’s squad (Cecilia Ran Runarsdottir and Amanda Andradottir).


FIFA Ranking – 17th


Manager - Thorsteinn Halldorsson


Squad

1. Sandra Siguroardottir (Valur)

2. Sif Atladottir (Selfoss)

3. Elisa Vioarsdottir (Valur)

4. Glodis Perla Viggosdottir (Bayern Munich)

5. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Orlando Pride)

6. Ingibjorg Siguroardottir (Valerenga)

7. Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir (Lyon)

8. Karolina Lea Vilhjalmsdottir (Bayern Munich)

9. Berglind Bjorg Thorvaldsdottir (SK Brann)

10. Dagny Brynjarsdottir (West Ham United)

11. Hallbera Guony Gisladottir (IFK Kalmar)

12. Telma Ivarsdottir (Breioablik)

13. Cecilia Ran Runarsdottir (Bayern Munich)

14. Selma Sol Magnusdottir (Rosenborg)

15. Alexandra Johannsdottir (Eintracht Frankfurt)

16. Elin Metta Jensen (Valur)

17. Agla Maria Albertsdottir (BK Hacken)

18. Guorun Arnardottir (Rosengard)

19. Aslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdottir (Breioablik)

20. Guony Arnadottir (Milan)

21. Svava Ros Guomundsdottir (SK Brann)

22. Amanda Andradottir (Kristianstads DFF)

23. Sveindis Jane Jonsdottir (VfL Wolfsburg)