Second semi final between Netherlands & Sweden will take place at Stade de Lyon, Lyon on 21:00 Local time. First semi final was between England and USA yesterday and USA won the match.
With all the hype surrounding other nations and other games, the Netherlands and Sweden have made their way to the semi-finals. And that seems to be exactly how they like it.
Both teams feel comfortable in the role of outsiders, as the Swedes are responsible for the shock of the quarter-finals when they defeated Germany and the Dutch as dark heads at this UEFA Women’s EURO. Indeed, Sweden was one of the teams to be defeated by Sarina Wiegman on the road to this historic triumph, and a second grand finale in a row – the first at the world premiere – is now in the hands of the Oranje Newcomers.
The Swedes, however, were able to assert themselves by co-victories against the heavyweight duo from Canada and Germany. After three previous semi-finals games against the Netherlands she can undoubtedly look back on a superior FIFA Women’s World Cup.
In this semi-final many well-known fights will take place. Of course, these teams met in the round of sixteen of the women’s EURO. The Netherlands won 2-0 thanks to goals from Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema. If you look at the Dutch starting side that day, not much has changed: there were only two different names in the lineup for their final World Cup match, with Dominique Bloodworth and Merel van Dongen replacing Stefanie van der Gragt and Kika van Es.
One of the most interesting aspects of this semi-final will be to see how the “Orange Lionesses” have changed and developed since 2017 against a tough, defensive Swedish team. It’s difficult to predict who will book this final ticket given the high stakes, the balanced outdoor temperatures and the expected tropical temperatures again in France. And we can not wait to find out.
Sweden has come into this great game after a historic victory over Germany in a very good mood and full of confidence. It was a victory that made them feel they could do anything and beat anyone. And Sweden’s goal is clear: they want to win this tournament. In Fridolina Rolfo, however, there will be no key player who is suspended for the game. Fortunately, they have a worthy replacement in Lina Hurtig, who took on the USA and even defeated Thailand.
The key to the Swedes will be to stop the impressive Dutch attack and continue the approach that was so successful against the Germans – through balls and smart runs to get behind the enemy defense.
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