The Red Flames went 1-2 down against the Czech republic in the Cyprus Cup. For the Belgian national female team was the first match in Cyprus. The loss is still a bit of a disappointment. The Czechs were not at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, and are lower ranked on the FIFA ranking. The Flames were missing a trio of players, but could still be a good team up.
Belgium fell quickly to 0-2 behind. Tine de Caigny made in the 76th minute the aansluitingstreffer, but beyond that came the Flames no more. For the Czech republic were Svitkova and Kozarova is accurate.
The Czech republic is 36th on the FIFA ranking, while our Red Flames the 22nd position. The Czechs were in 2017 also not at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in contrast to the Belgians. It is therefore somewhat surprising that Wullaert and co the worst of it were beaten. Friday, they come all in action again against Spain. In total, there are in Cyprus four races on the program for the Belgians.
The oefentornooi in Cyprus is for the Belgian team a good preparation for the second part of the qualifications for the world cup 2019 in France.