France’s victory over Belgium of their second group match within the European Championship 2022 on Thursday evening was fraught with an damage to instrumental ahead Marie-Antoinette Katoto.
Katoto jumped off after quarter-hour after planting his proper foot within the penalty space, pulled up and held her proper knee.
The ahead had already taped her higher proper leg earlier than she suffered the damage. She was later seen with an ice pack strapped to her knee on the alternative bench, earlier than popping out for the second half on crutches.
However, the damage was described as “not too serious” by full-time French tv.
Katoto is already PSG’s finest purpose scorer of all time on the age of solely 23 and is taken into account considered one of the favorites for the European Championship 2022 golden shoe. She has scored 26 targets in 32 appearances for her nation, and launched the purpose in France’s European Championship 2022 premiere towards Italy, which made her group second in a thumping 5-1 victory.
France gained 2-1 over Belgium in Katoto’s absence. Kadidiatou Diani gave his aspect the lead inside six minutes, earlier than being caught by a Janice Cayman purpose. Griedge Mbock Bathy nodded Les Bleus over again at half-time.
Wendie Renard missed a penalty for France after full time, however France’s benefit with one purpose was sufficient to see them to victory.
The consequence implies that France qualifies for the knockout levels as group winners. They face Iceland of their closing group match at New York Stadium on Monday, earlier than returning to Rotherham for his or her quarter-final match towards Group C runners-up on Saturday 23 July.