Belgium centre-forward Elena Dhont says her side can get a result against France (France 1/9, draw 15/2, Belgium 18/1 – match betting) but admits they must be “efficient” in order to stop the world number three team.

Les Bleus are one of the favourites to win the tournament and began their campaign in fine fashion at the New York Stadium on Sunday.

Five first-half goals saw them overwhelm Italy and although they conceded in the second half, they were able to coast to victory.

Grace Geyoro scored a hat trick while other goals came from Golden Boot contender Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Delphine Cascarino.

France came into the tournament on a 14-match winning run and they were ominously good against Italy.

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Belgium will be hoping to try and stop them from winning – three points would guarantee their spot in the quarter-finals.

They drew 1-1 with Iceland in the first game on Sunday with Reading’s Justine Vanhaevermaet salvaging a point from the penalty spot after Berglind Thorvaldsdottir’s header gave Iceland the lead.

Dhont admits that France will be an entirely different proposition to Iceland and admits Belgium need to be near perfect to get a result in Rotherham.

“The game against France will be a completely different game compared to Iceland,” said the 24-year-old.

“We’ll have to be 100% efficient when we’re presented with the few chances that we’ll get.

“It’s possible [for us to get something out of the game], but France are a huge contender for the title.”

Italy face Iceland (Italy 21/20, draw 5/2, Iceland 12/5 – match betting) at Manchester’s Academy Stadium with both sides looking to get through to the last eight after suffering group stage disappointment back in 2017.

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