Dutch women’s team on Tuesday in an exhibition game against North Korea a 2-0 victory. In Hoenderloo made Nangila Lieke van Eyck and Martens scored the goals against the number eight of the FIFA rankings.

Orange for a good result in view of the next two European Championship qualifiers with England and Serbia in which a European Championship final ticket can be earned. ,, A great boost”, says coach Roger Reijners. ,, From the things we have done well, we must rely wells. I’m talking about the offensive part and the goals that we make. But our sloppiness should look like. In the final phase of our attacking play we need patience and our defensive transition could be better. After the break gave North Korea two big chances and that is not the intention.”

In Orange captain Daphne Koster made her first official minutes of play since her foot injury. ,, That was no problem,” says Reijners. ‘The approach has always been that Daphne is in there against England. The foot is no longer a problem, it’s wait and see what they can from the training structure.”

Dutch women’s team is currently preparing for two crucial matches in the qualifying series for the European championship in 2013. Netherlands, the leader in group 6, traveled to England (June 17) and Serbia (June 20) for the last two matches of the qualifying series. Winning the Orange Lionesses in Salford major competitor of England, they are assured of participation in the European Championships next year in Sweden is held. Even with a draw in England, the Netherlands and its group profit Championship ticket in full control. Three days later, Wednesday, June 20, state since the last group match against Serbia and in the program, which still qualifying for the European finals can be enforced.

Even North Korea has an important period ahead, because Asian women are currently preparing for the Olympic Games in London that July 25 start.


Netherlands – North Korea 2-0 (1-0)


Nangila van Eyck

Lieke Martens 


Angela Christchurch, Dyanne Bito (69. Marije Brummel), Daphne Koster (61. Leonne Stentler), Mandy van den Berg, Claudia van den Heiligenberg, Anouk Hoogendijk (75. Tessel Afternoon) Marlous Pieëte, Sherida Pointed, Nangila van Eijck, Maayke Heuver (78. Danielle van de Donk), Lieke Martens (88. Sylvia Smit).

Source: onsoranje.nl

  1. gromit 9 years ago

    Ok, “It’s great that David mentions the talent and growth of the women’s game. ” I agree and more male football-players will say nice things about WF, better it will be.

    But we are already over-fed up and sick with the Beckhams family and brand, and now we are given… one year old “princess” (!!). That’s really too much in my opinion.

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