Orange women play against America year after lost World Cup finals

Dutch football women practice on Friday 27 November in Breda against the United States. This is the first time that both countries have met after last years World Cup finals.

The Americans in Lyon, 2-0, were too strong for the team of national coach Sarina Wiegman, who is very proud to meet the number one in the FIFA ranking.

It does mean that, in a world that is also partly stagnant because of the coronapandemic, American women have to take a long journey. That was in the planning for some time, according to Wiegman, when there was also some uncertainty about how the protocols would be around football matches.

โ€œ The contacts have already been made before the summer, because America was planning to come to Europe for a training camp,โ€ says the national coach. โ€œThey said that they wanted to play football against us, and of course we would like to. I am very happy with it and see it as a start to prepare for the Olympic Games.โ€

The match against the United States at the Rat Verlegh Stadium starts at 18.35 p.m. and takes place without an audience due to the corona measures.