Oranjevrouwen hunt in openingsduel at the first european CHAMPIONSHIP goal in over 300 minutes

Oranjevrouwen hunt in openingsduel at the first european CHAMPIONSHIP goal in over 300 minutes

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The Oranjevrouwen hunt Sunday evening in their opening game in The Galgenwaard against Noowegen on their first EUROPEAN goal in over 300 minutes.

The last Dutch who scored at a european CHAMPIONSHIP was Marlous Pieëte in the 64th minute of the semi-final in 2009 against England. Orange, which was debuted at a big tournament, lost the semi-final battle after extra time with 2-1.

At the european CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 in Sweden knew the Netherlands is not the only goal. Against Germany, it was 0-0 and of Iceland and Norway with a 1-0 loss. Orange therefore all of 326 minutes to dry on a EK.

The last goal of the Orange in a large tournament was two years ago at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Canada. The now stopped Kirsten van de Ven scored in the eighth finals against Japan. Lieke Martens, who is now still to the Orange-selection belongs, was in 2015 the first Dutch player ever with a world cup goal.


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The goals scored at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in his own country, where the Netherlands is in group A with the exception of Norway, Denmark and Belgium, have probably come from Vivianne Miedema.

The striker of Arsenal, that Saturday, her 21st birthday, has already 41 interlandtreffers behind her name. The opening game against Norway is the 52nd international competition of Miedema.

With her 41 goals is Miedema well on the way to top scorer of all times to be of Orange. Drenthe has only Manon Melis (59), last year after 136 international matches stopped for him. The 24-year-old Martens with thirty goals (third on the list, she shares that place with the, in 2013, stopped Sylvia Smith.


The most experienced player in the Orange-selection is Sherida Pointed. The 27-year-old middenveldster of FC Twente plays against Noorwege its 134th international match and is therefore at the sixth place in the eternal ranking of Orange. Recordhoudster is Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen, and from 1995 to 2011 in Orange played 156 international matches.

The netherlands against Norway begins Sunday at 18.00 o’clock in The Galgenwaard stadium. Four days later plays Orange on The Castle against Denmark, and then the group stage on July 24 in the Willem II Stadium is closed against Belgium.

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