Football Ferns beat Belgium

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The Football Ferns have beaten Belgium in a penalty shootout.

The result means that they move to the semi-finals of the Algarve Cup in Portugal.

New Zealand led 1-nil for the majority of the game after Olivia Chance scored a late first-half goal.

However, Belgium scored the equaliser with only minutes of normal time remaining.

New Zealand went on to win the shoot-out 7-6 and will now play either Portugal or Italy in the semi-finals.

Sarah Gregorius made her 100th international appearance when she came on as a second-half replacement.

Belgium are ranked six places higher than New Zealand on the world rankings with Belgium at 17 and the Football Ferns 23rd.

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