Wed 15.Feb 2012 23:38 Albert Sigurdsson,
Northern Ireland - Belgium 2-2
Image: irishfa.com


Northern Ireland twice came from behind to draw 2-2 in Belgium and remain in strong Group 3 contention. Belgium knew a win would move them level with leaders Iceland, who they welcome to their Dessel home on 4 April, and at the end of a tight first half they struck when Aline Zeler swept Audrey Demoustier's pass low into the net.

Half-time substitute Catherine O'Hagan made an immediate impact for the visitors, equalising six minutes after the restart, although 18-year-old Tessa Wullaert quickly restored Belgium's advantage with a well-placed volley. However, Julie Nelson's looping free-kick on 83 minutes deceived keeper Sofie Van Houtven to tie the match once again and bring Northern Ireland to within five points of Iceland and three behind Belgium, who have played a game more. UEFA.com will have video reaction from Dessel tomorrow.

Source: uefa.com
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