The Netherlands are looking to continue their defense of their European title when they take on France in the final quarter-final of Women’s Euro 2022.
As Germany await the winner in the semi-finals, tonight’s match is surprisingly steeped in history between the teams.
The French lost on penalties in 2009 at Tampere Stadium, and the Dutch believe that could give them a psychological advantage.
“We wanted to win the group and we did that after two games. [Against Iceland] I was able to give playing time to other players and it went very well, ”says Corinne Deacon, coach of the France team. “We have no new injuries so we have 22 players available for the quarter-finals and that’s important. We play on the front foot with great attacking players who create lots of chances and now we have to be more clinics.
“We face big opponents, and so do they. I don’t think they want to play against us,” said Dutch coach Mark Parsons. “[The last time we met] the result was not what we wanted [a 3-1 defeat in February], but we said that the next time we face them, we were convinced that we would be better. We saw an opportunity.
Here’s everything you need to know about the quarter-final.
When is France versus the Netherlands?
The game kicks off at 8pm BST on Saturday July 23 at New York Stadium, Rotherham.
How can I watch it?
It will be shown live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 7.30pm. It will also be streamed live on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
Grace Geyoro, Sakina Karchaoui, Griedge Mbock and Eve Perisset could return after France’s rotation against Iceland.
The main selection dilemma concerns two of Melvine Malard, Delphine Cascarino and Sandy Baltimore joining Kadidiatou Diani in the top three.
Vivianne Miedema is back from a Covid fight and training but a late decision will be made on her fitness.
Lieke Martens is out of the tournament with a foot problem.
France: Peyraud-Magnin; Perisset, Mbock Bathy, Renard, Karchaoui; Mateo, Bilbault, Geyoro; Diani, Malard, Cascarino
Miss the next game if booked: Sakina Karchaoui
Netherlands: Van Domselaar; Wilms, Van der Gragt, Nouwen, Janssen; Groenen, Roord, Spitse; Van de Donk, Miedema, Brugts
Miss the next game if booked: Jill Roord, Lineth Beerensteyn, Dominique Janssen, Damaris Egurrola
We’re going to make history again with the Netherlands to create an upset, this time after extra time and before the penalty shoot-out.
France vs Netherlands live stream: How to watch the Euro 2022 game online and on TV tonight
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