The Netherlands, a powerhouse in women’s soccer, got off to a good start by defeating Portugal in the first match of the Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup.
The Netherlands, 9th in the FIFA rankings, defeated Portugal (21st in the FIFA rankings) 1-0 by keeping Van der Gracht’s winning goal to the end in the first leg of Group E of the tournament held in New Zealand today (23rd).온라인바카라
The Netherlands, who advanced to the finals at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, the previous tournament, but lost to the “world’s strongest” United States (2-0) and finished runner-up, finished second in Group E (3 points, +1 goal).
The leader of Group E is the ‘defending champion’ USA, who defeated Vietnam 3-0 yesterday.
The Netherlands took advantage of a set-piece opportunity in the 13th minute.
Spitzer’s right corner kick was headed in by 178 cm tall defender Van der Gracht from the left side of the goal area.
At first, offside was pointed out and the goal was not recognized, but the referee changed the decision after reviewing the video.
Previously, Sweden, ranked third in the FIFA rankings, had a come-from-behind victory over South Africa.
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Sweden were drawn to South Africa at the Regional Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.
In the 3rd minute of the second half, Katlana’s right-footed shot was blocked by the goalkeeper, but Magaia threw the ball into the goal post.
In the 20th minute of the second half, a cross from the right flank followed by an equalizer from Fridolina Rollfeu, and Sweden took a breather and overturned the game in the 45th minute of the second half.
In a corner kick situation, Aslani’s cross followed by tall center back Ilestedt’s header shook the net.
In this match, Korea’s referee Kim Yu-jeong took part in the women’s World Cup finals for the first time.