Orange lionesses point remaining from the encounter with Brazil. The scoring scene at Miyagi Stadium ended in a draw: 3-3. In theory only lionesses could miss a quarter-final ticket.
When Dominic Janssen plays behind the ball for a free kick ten minutes from the end, there is no doubt that injured Sherida Spitsy will remain on the bench. The captain and international record player has proven in recent years that he knows what to do with these types of jobs. However, Orange has another specialist at home, as it turns out: Jansen eventually gave the Lionesses a point against the Brazilians with a superb free kick.
The South American country has never won in the history of women’s football. In five encounters, Brazil has grown into the ultimate fearless guardian of the orange. The orange lionesses couldn’t handle that this afternoon. After an hour of play, Wegman’s side looked on their way to victory, but Brazil stopped it.
Orange started the game fantastically. After a pass from right-back Lynn Willems, top scorer Vivian Miedema cleverly deflected away from her opponent, after which she hit hard and low with the left. However, it was not possible to enjoy the lead for long. Striker Debinha took advantage of the blunt rearguard and scored the equalizer on the scoreboard after fifteen minutes.
Thanks to Miedema again, Orange took the lead again after an hour of play. The Arsenal striker headed good, but the orange quickly missed it. Two Dutch mistakes eventually helped Brazil into the saddle. After a foul by Stephanie van der Gragt, Brazil awarded a penalty that was used by Marta. A few minutes later, Aniek Nouwen became the evening Schlimel. Ludmila could make a very weak pass back, which passed on Sari van Vindal and gratefully tapped it.
However, the serious mistake was not fatal to the orange. As a result, lionesses remain leaders in the group. Both countries collected four points and are therefore almost certain of a place in the quarter-finals. Lionesses have a slightly better goal difference: +7 vs +6. Sarina Wegmann’s team will compete against China in the final group match.
Only in theory could Orange miss his place in the quarter-finals. Therefore, Zambia and China should win in large numbers in the last group match.
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