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Euro 2016 - joy for Belgians, heartbreak for Kevin

Posted on 22 June 2016  - 22:02

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen helped Belgium through to the knockout stages of Euro 2016 with a 1-0 win over Sweden in Nice on Wednesday night (June 22).

Toby Alderweireld on defensive duty for Belgium against SwedenJan Vertonghen surges forward from left-back for Belgium

The defensive pair continued their record of being ever-present at the tournament at centre-half and left-back respectively as the Red Devils, who needed a point to be sure of their place in the last 16, triumphed thanks to Radja Nainggolan’s late strike.

Mousa Dembele , who picked up an ankle injury against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday, did not feature for Belgium, whose victory saw them finish Group E in second place with six points to their name.

They’ll now face Hungary in Toulouse on Sunday.


Unfortunately, there was no such luck for Kevin Wimmer and Austria, who crashed out of the competition at the hands of Iceland in Paris earlier in the evening.

Kevin was an unused substitute as his nation, who needed a win to qualify, suffered a last-gasp 2-1 defeat, leaving them bottom of Group F with a solitary point from their three games.

Austria’s Aleksandar Dragovic had missed a penalty earlier in the game but Iceland’s stoppage time winner, courtesy of Arnor Ingvi Traustason, saw them secure second place in the standings and book a last 16 meeting with England.