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Coach Wiegman: ‘Victory Orange in Sweden is a dream”

Coach Wiegman: ‘Victory Orange in Sweden is a dream”

Bondcoach Sarina Wiegman came Saturday superlatives deficit after the handsome profit of the Oranjevrouwen on Sweden in the quarter finals of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The netherlands won on The Vijverberg in Doetinchem handsome 2-0 thanks to goals by Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema of the paper-strong Sweden.

“This is really cool, super, great. I am very pleased with the result, and at times also with the game, though we were sometimes restless. That had also to do with the opponent,” said Wiegman for the camera of the NOS.

“We were there as a team and have a battle. We were stable and that was fantastic. Or the dream is getting closer? This is already a dream in itself. Bring on the next game.”

The opponent in the semi-finals is England or France. The 47-year-old Wiegman has no preference for one of the two countries. “They are both top performers. It doesn’t matter. We will just have to again do everything to win the match,” said the coach.

“The atmosphere in the team is so incredibly good. Everyone is there for each other and there is well-trained. The selection is also widened. That is so beautiful.”

Oranjevrouwen to semi-final EK

The Oranjevrouwen by a 2-0 victory in Sweden in the semi-finals of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS.
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It is the matching of the best-ever performance at a european CHAMPIONSHIP.
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The atmosphere was excellent in Doetinchem.
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Martens opened after half an hour the score from a free kick.
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Martens and Van de Donk celebrate the 1-0.
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Orange was the first half the parent party.
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On reference to the Sanden caused Miedema for 2-0.
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They could simply binnentikken.
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The 2-0 of Miedema caused great joy.
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Van den Berg

Aanvoerster Mandy van den Berg, who just as in the last groepsduel had to do with a role as a substitute, enjoyed also the victory in Doetinchem.

“We win with 2-0 and the fans were the whole game behind us. It is again an incredible evening” beamed she.

The 26-year-old Van den Berg started in the first euro-duels with Norway and Denmark still in the base, but she was both times changed and in the last team contest against Belgium she sat on the couch. Also against Sweden was the defender doing with a development this year and wanting.

“It was especially strange to be in to fall because Stefanie van der Gragt in the field, had to leave with an injury. I hope it is not too bad”, says Van den Berg, who this season had not seen it coming that her move would lose.

Later Saturday, the second semi-final between Germany and Denmark. Sunday, Austria-Spain and England-France.

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Summary: Results and program european CHAMPIONSHIPS women

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