Dutch beat Swedes to set up Women's World Cup final with USA

Saturday, 06 Jul, 2019

"They made transfers to big clubs in Europe". Sweden lost 2-0 to the U.S.in the tournament's group stage. They already have a prize in a guaranteed place at their first Olympic Games next year in Tokyo.

Sweden and the Netherlands will meet in the Women's World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, France.

"In set-piece plays you have to have flexibility and players have to be on their toes", he said. "The ball just came really nicely, and I thought, 'Let's do this'".

After losing to the defending champions United States of America in the last four, England now play Sweden, who lost to the Netherlands, in the third-place play-off.

Neville said he would pick his strongest side to face Olympic silver medallists Sweden, but he will be forced to make changes after defender Millie Bright's sending-off against the US on Tuesday.

Van de Sanden is considered one of the Netherlands best attacking threats coming into the tournament, but had yet to score a goal and started on the bench for the first time.

Jackie Groenen struck the victor in the 99th minute of play at Stade de Lyon.

The 29-year-old Jakobsson was at the heart of all that was good about Sweden's forward play, putting Blackstenius through early on only for her compatriot to hit straight at the goalkeeper. We really give that confidence to each other and that's just attractive.

"I felt like we had a golden opportunity to take this team to the final, and we didn't take it", Lindahl said. "The Americans are massive, they have massive players". While Sweden packed the centre with players, trying to diminish the space that the Dutch could exploit, Vivianne Miedema and Beerensteyn were isolated for better parts of the game. "I hope we can show all the quality we have in our squad". Below is my pick for Netherlands vs Sweden. It was her first national team goal in over a year (June 2018) and just her second ever.

The 90 minutes of the encounter ended 0-0 with both sides unable to convert their chances.

Netherlands' midfielder Jackie Groenen (C) celebrates after winning the France 2019 Women's World Cup semifinal football match between the Netherlands and Sweden, on 3 July 2019, at the Lyon Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. "It's tough right now, but once on the pitch, it's quite nice for most players to play another match and perform excellently and leave with a bronze", said Gerhardsson. These players are incredibly important and can decide the match.

The USWNT will enter the contest as the heavy favorite to win back-to-back World Cup titles.