The Oranjevrouwen go next week with 25 players on the training camp to South Africa. The European champion will start from 14 to 21 January, the preparation for the world cup next summer in France.
Coach Sarina Wiegman may not rely on an Stefanie van der Gragt and Liza van der Most, but takes the talents Lize Head, Aniek Nouwen and Victoria Pelova.
The netherlands will play on Saturday 19 January at 14.00 pm Dutch time in Cape town has a practice game against South Africa, which makes its debut at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS and the 48th place occupied on the FIFA-ranking.
“We use the training camps to our style of play develop and the players to talk about how they the next period can fill. In may everything should be ready, we have to make sure that they are fresh and fit at the world cup can start,” says Wiegman.
Sherida Pointed against South Africa her 156th international match play and thus Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen match as record international.
Wiegman passes again Van den Berg
Wiegman has no place in her selection for Mandy van den Berg. The former captain hit during it so successful european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017, in its basic place and thanked then for the national team.
The now 28-year-old Van den Berg, playing for Valencia, would now like to return in the selection, but Wiegman has its currently not needed.
“Mandy is very ambitious. I have a good conversation with her. But I’m currently satisfied with the development of the team and the players in her position.”
The netherlands is on the world cup in the group associated with New Zealand, Cameroon and Canada. The numbers one and two and the four best numbers three of the six pools qualify for the knock-out stages.
The full selection of Oranjevrouwen:
Lineth Beerensteyn (Bayern Munich), Dominique Bloodworth (Arsenal), Anouk Dekker (Montpellier HSC), Merel van Dongen (Real Betis), Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal), Kika van Es (Ajax), Sisca Folkertsma (FC Twente), Loes Geurts (V/Göteborg FC), Jackie Green (1FFC. Frankfurt), Ellen Jansen (Ajax), Renate Jansen (FC Twente), Inessa Kaagman (Everton), Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City), Lize Cup (Ajax), Desiree van Lunteren (SC Freiburg), Lieke Martens (FC Barcelona), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Aniek Nouwen (PSV), Victoria Pelova (ADO Den Haag), Jill Roord (Bayern Munich), Shanice van de Sanden (Olympique Lyon), Sherida Pointed (Vålerenga), Sari van Veenendaal (Arsenal), Jennifer Vreugdenhil (Valencia CF) and Siri Worm (Everton).