The match started with a big spectacle. Two minutes later, the orange striker Vivian Miedema managed to break free in front of the goal and push the ball firmly past the Brazilian goalkeeper. And before the tenth minute, the referee awarded a penalty kick to Brazil. When the offside video referee announced that decision was reversed.
Five minutes later, the VAR was unable to save the Netherlands. After a good attack, the ball ended up at the feet of Debenha, who did not miss.
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With a bit of luck, the ball fell into the goal again after the break. Vivianne Miedema achieved her second goal in the competition with her header. The Brazilian goalkeeper still held her hands, but was not able to turn the Arsenal striker’s header. In the 63rd minute, Brazil awarded a penalty kick that was not reversed. Stephanie van der Graggt’s tackle that was used outside the penalty area was penalized with a penalty kick that injured women’s soccer legend Marta.
After four goals that was not enough. In the 69th minute, Lyudmila scored 2-3. The goal was scored for Aniek Nouwen. Nouwen returned a pass to goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal. However, the pass was too short, leaving Lyudmila free in front of goal to score.
Dominic Jansen scored the equalizer in the 78th minute. An elaborate free kick was kicked into the corner.
The match is similar to the match against Zambia (10-3). Holland easily finds the opponent’s target, but is weak at the back. On Tuesday 27 July, the Netherlands will play their last match of the group against China.
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