Euro 2020: Belgium and Netherlands book their spots in last 16
18 June 2021 | 10:51 am
Belgium qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2021 after pulling off a 2-1 comeback in a game full of drama and emotion against Denmark, who returned to Parken Stadium where midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday. The Netherlands joined them in the last 16 with a game to spare after they eased past Austria 2-0. Get all the analysis with FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes and James Vasina.
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