Belgium and France progressed from Group D into the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 quarter-finals ©Getty Images

France and Belgium secured the final quarter-finals spots at UEFA Women's Euro 2022 as they faced tough contests from Iceland and Italy, respectively.

The French eliminated Iceland, despite conceding a dramatic late penalty which was converted by Dagný Brynjarsdóttir in the 12th minute of added time after the spot kick was awarded by the video assistant referee following a scramble inside the area at the New York Stadium in Rotherham.

A drastically changed French side, who had already qualified, made the perfect start when Melvine Malard deftly finished Clara Mateo's pass after 46 seconds in front of a crowd of 7,392.

Despite playing in 36 centigrade heat, Iceland responded well and created a number of chances before the equaliser.

Sveindís Jónsdóttir came closest as she clipped the crossbar with a powerful header from a corner.

Although they gained a well-earned point, it was not enough to see them progress as Belgium's 1-0 victory against Italy in front of 3,919 spectators at the Academy Stadium in Manchester gave them four points in Group D to better Iceland's three.

Tine de Caigny's finish from the edge of the box secured runners-up spot to set up a last-eight tie with Sweden at Leigh Sports Village on Friday (July 22). 

"We will enjoy this historic moment for Belgium football," said manager Ives Serneels, as his side bettered their group stage finish at Euro 2017.

"We did a great job. I'm also happy for all my players."

On paper the Italians controlled the game with 54 per cent possession and 20 shots to eight but were not clinical enough to secure the three points.

"I'm not disappointed with the girls," Italy manager Milena Bertolini said.

"We are a mid-range team.

"I don't think we deserved to lose but we were not calm enough.

"We had a number of opportunities but we were not able to take them."

France are due to meet The Netherlands in Rotherham on Saturday (July 23) in the last of the quarter-finals.

Following a rest day in the tournament tomorrow, hosts England are scheduled to kickoff the quarter-finals when they meet Spain at the Falmer Stadium in Brighton on Wednesday (July 20).

They are set to be followed the next day by eight-time winners Germany meeting Austria at the Brentford Community Stadium in London.