Just days after a promising victory over Belgium, the Lionesses suffered a 3-2 defeat in Leuven. This unexpected loss has left fans and analysts wondering what went wrong and whether it reflects broader issues within the team.
The game in Belgium was a rollercoaster ride, with Laura De Neve’s free-kick putting the Red Flames in the lead. However, England quickly turned the tables with goals from Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby, who was making her first international start in over a year.
Unfortunately for England, Tessa Wullaert scored twice, once at the end of the first half and again from the penalty spot after Georgia Stanway’s handball, securing a historic victory for Belgium.