Football – In a repeat of the 2019 World Cup final, the Netherlands drew 1-1 with four-time world champions the United States. Emmen’s Sherida Spitze was on the pitch with the Dutch national team throughout the match.
In the opening stage, the Dutch team gave a lot of space to the American team, which also played offensively. This led to several chances, but it all ended well for the 2017 European champions, including an effort by Savannah Demelo. In 2019, he lost the World Cup final to the United States, and the Americans also lost in the Olympics two years ago. It was too strong for the Dutch team.
National coach Anders Juncker’s team took the lead in the 17th minute through Gilles Roord. The winger received a deflected cross and fired it into the far corner. For the first time since 2011, America trailed in a World Cup match.
After the opening goal, the Netherlands took the lead, but were unable to translate that into more goals. Fifteen minutes after the end of the first half, the American team took the lead with a header from captain Horan.
The Dutch team found it difficult after the equalizer, but succeeded in preventing a second American goal. The Netherlands has a good chance of reaching the round of 16, with anticipation for the final group match against Vietnam on Tuesday. The Netherlands and America both have four points, and based on goal difference, the Netherlands can still become the leaders of the group.
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