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2019 Women's World Cup

Day 23: Netherlands win in extra time on Jackie Groenen’s goal

Jackie Groenen
LYON, FRANCE — JULY 03: during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Semi Final match between Netherlands and Sweden at Stade de Lyon on July 3, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Daniela Porcelli/Getty Images)

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.

The USWNT is going for their second-straight victory and fourth overall.

Goal Summary

  • Netherlands (Jackie Groenen, 99′)

Caution Summary

  • Netherlands (Sherida Spitse, 85′)
  • Sweden (Julia Zigiotti-Olme, 94′)
  • Netherlands (Daniëlle van de Donk, 116′)

— Rachael McKriger 

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