Netherlands 1, Sweden 0
Jackie Groenen was the unlikely hero for the Netherlands in their semifinal victory over Sweden on Wednesday. Groenen scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Sweden. The goal came in extra time after a scoreless 90 minutes of action. Groenen scored with her right foot outside the box, slipping it right past Hedvig Ludhal.
The Netherlands are now heading to their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup final. Meanwhile, Sweden heads to the third place match, as they will face the Lionesses of England.
Sweden finished the match with 11 shots, with three registering on goal. However, Sari van Veenendaal made three strong saves to keep a clean sheet for the Dutch. Now, the Netherlands will face off with the U.S. Women’s National Team on Sunday for the FIFA Women’s World Cup title.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 3, 2019
The USWNT is going for their second-straight victory and fourth overall.
- Netherlands (Jackie Groenen, 99′)
- Netherlands (Sherida Spitse, 85′)
- Sweden (Julia Zigiotti-Olme, 94′)
- Netherlands (Daniëlle van de Donk, 116′)
— Rachael McKriger
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