NETHERLANDS:

ROAD TO THE FINAL

After booking passage to their 1st final at the FIFA Women's World Cup by beating Sweden, we take a look at a memorable journey through France 2019...


0 - 1

It was a slow start for the defending European champions, but Jill Roord's stoppage-time header sealed three points.

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3 - 1

Not for the last time in France, prolific striker Vivianne Miedema came up the hero with two goals in another tough Group E encounter.

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2 - 1

The Dutch closed out group play with a perfect record after another hard-fought encounter settled in the second half. As always, their traveling fans brought colour, noise and fun to the stadium.

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2 - 1

Japan threw their best at the Oranjeleeuwinnen in the Round of 16, but Lieke Martens was the hero this time - keeping her calm on a late penalty for the win.

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0 - 2

Another late show for the Netherlands as two goals in the last 20 minutes were enough to get past Italy in the quarter-finals and into their first-ever semi.

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1 - 0

There were dramatic scenes in Lyon's 2nd semi-final as a screamer from Jackie Groenen in extra time lifted the Dutch to another first: a place in the Final against the USA.

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In our team, we play with confidence, and we give each other confidence. And that is a great feeling.

Dutch midfielder Jackie Groenen

NEXT STOP:

FINAL IN LYON

The Dutch will now try to win a world championship to go with their European one. Will Miedema, Martens and Co be able to top the USA for #FIFAWWC glory?

NETHERLANDS AT FRANCE 2019