Fixtures

Euro Championships Women 07/10 16:00 1 Belgie ženy vs Island ženy - View
Euro Championships Women 07/14 19:00 2 Francie ženy vs Belgie ženy - View
Euro Championships Women 07/18 19:00 3 Itálie ženy vs Belgie ženy - View
Kvalifikace na Mistrovství světa - ženy 09/02 16:00 - Belgie ženy vs Norsko ženy - View
Kvalifikace na Mistrovství světa - ženy 09/06 16:00 - Arménie ženy vs Belgie ženy - View

Results

Mezistátní utkání - ženy 06/28 18:00 - Belgie ženy v Lucembursko ženy W 6-1
Mezistátní utkání - ženy 06/26 15:00 - Belgie ženy v Rakousko ženy L 0-1
Mezistátní utkání - ženy 06/23 18:00 - Belgie ženy v Severní Irsko ženy W 4-1
Mezistátní utkání - ženy 06/16 19:00 - Anglie ženy v Belgie ženy L 3-0
Kvalifikace na Mistrovství světa - ženy 04/12 18:00 - [5] Kosovo ženy v Belgie ženy [2] W 1-6
Kvalifikace na Mistrovství světa - ženy 04/07 16:30 - [4] Albánie ženy v Belgie ženy [2] W 0-5
Mezistátní utkání - ženy 02/22 19:30 - Belgie ženy v Rusko ženy W 7-6
Mezistátní utkání - ženy 02/19 19:30 - Belgie ženy v Wales ženy W 3-1
Mezistátní utkání - ženy 02/16 19:30 - Slovensko ženy v Belgie ženy W 0-4
Kvalifikace na Mistrovství světa - ženy 11/30 19:30 - [3] Belgie ženy v Polsko ženy [2] W 4-0
Kvalifikace na Mistrovství světa - ženy 11/25 19:00 - [3] Belgie ženy v Arménie ženy [6] W 19-0
Kvalifikace na Mistrovství světa - ženy 10/26 17:00 - [2] Norsko ženy v Belgie ženy [1] L 4-0

Statistiky

 TotalDomácíHosté
Matches played 15 9 6
Wins 9 6 3
Draws 3 2 1
Losses 3 1 2
Goals for 63 47 16
Goals against 12 3 9
Clean sheets 8 6 2
Failed to score 5 3 2

The Belgium women's national football team (nicknamed Belgian Red Flames) represents Belgium in international women's football. It is controlled by the Royal Belgian Football Association, the governing body for football in Belgium. Their home stadium is Den Dreef and their current coach Ives Serneels. During most of its history the team has had poor results, but showed improvement in the Euro 2013 and 2015 World Cup Qualifiers. In 2016, they qualified for their first major tournament: Euro 2017.

History

Early days (1976–1984)

Belgium played its first match against France on May 30, 1976 at Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims, France. The game ended in a 2–1 victory. A year after this debut, the Belgian team played against Switzerland and France, tying both matches, 2–2 and 1–1 respectively. They played the same teams again the next year, this time beating both with 1–0 and 2–0. Another victory followed against Yugoslavia with 1–0. The team's first defeat however came at the hands of England: 3–0, which was followed by a 2–0 loss against France and a 2–2 tie against the Netherlands. In the following years, Belgium kept playing mostly against European teams.

First tournaments (1984–1989)

Belgium participated in qualifications for the first time for the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. They were sorted in Group 4 with the Netherlands, Denmark and West Germany. The campaign started off well with a 3–2 victory over the Netherlands, but continued with a 1–0 loss against Denmark and a 1–1 draw against West Germany. Despite having a neutral goal difference at this point, the Belgian team ended up last in the group after a 5–0 defeat against the Netherlands and draws against their other two opponents, 2–2 against Denmark and 1–1 against West Germany.

Their second attempt at qualifying was for the 1987 European Competition, where they were joined in Group 3 by France, the Netherlands again and Sweden. Their games against France were one win and one loss, both 3–1. Their matches against their two other opponents however were all defeats: 3–1 and 3–0 against The Netherlands, and 5–0 and 2–1 against Sweden. This resulted in Belgium again ending last in the group.

In attempting to qualify for the 1989 tournament they did better. They played in Group 4 against four other teams: Czechoslovakia, France, Spain and Bulgaria. Among the eight games, they won two, drew four and lost two, with 7 goals for and 4 against. This earned them third place in the group of five, which did not suffice for qualification.

Stagnation (1990–2011)

The Belgian team suffered a series of poor results from 1990 to 2011. They never won even half of their matches in any of the qualification campaigns during this period, except for one. This notable exception was the 2003 Women's World Cup qualifiers, where they won five games and suffered only one loss. Scotland however had achieved the same result and with better goal difference, leaving Belgium second in their group. This was nevertheless Belgium's best performance at the World Cup qualifiers until 2019 when they went out in the play-offs. It was followed by their worst: they lost all eight games in the next iteration (2007). At the UEFA Women's Euro qualifications, their best performances during this period were at the 1995 edition and the 2009 edition, both times losing 'only' half of their matches and drawing one.

Improvements (2011–present)

An era of victories began when Ives Serneels replaced Anne Noë as manager in 2011. Serneels led the team to improved qualification campaigns for Euro 2013 and 2015 World Cup, both times ending third in the group (just short of qualifying). Between both campaigns, the Belgian female football team adopted the nickname "Belgian Red Flames". Following the improvements, the RBFA invested in more growth in 2015, targeting qualification for Euro 2017. After a successful start in their qualifications group, the team was invited to play at the 2016 Algarve Cup in Portugal, one of the most prestigious women's international football events.

Belgium finished second in their Euro 2017 qualifications group (after England), which was enough to earn them their first ever qualification for a major tournament. At Euro 2017 Belgium secured a 2–0 upset win over Norway during group stage. However, after losing 1–0 to Denmark and 2–1 to the Netherlands they finished third in their group and did not advance to the knockout round.

Belgium performed well in UEFA World Cup Qualifying for the 2019 World Cup and secured second place in Group 6 behind Italy. As a result, they qualified for the UEFA Play-offs as they were one of the top 4 ranked second place teams. Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark were the other teams in the play-off. Belgium faced Switzerland in their play-off semi-final, after two legs the aggregate score was 3–3, but Switzerland advanced on away goals. The Netherlands went on to defeat Switzerland in the play-off final to claim the final UEFA qualifying spot at the 2019 World Cup.