Parsons had set up a base for Jill Rudd prior to meeting with Belarus. The 24-year-old starred with a hat-trick in the 8-0 win over Cyprus last Friday. Roord replaced Vivianne Miedema, Orange’s all-time leading scorer, and he gave Parsons a rest, thus not traveling with the team.
In cold Minsk, it soon became clear that the orange team had a much higher quality than the Belarusian national team. However, Parsons’ team was unsuccessful in converting dominance into goals. In fact, the orange created only two big chances in the first half and played poorly. Barcelona star Lieki Martins was unable to make her mark on the match. At the end of the first half, another chance was given, but it failed to give the Orange team the lead, and the Orange women went to the dressing room halfway without scoring a goal.
Parsons also saw that something had to change and brought Joëlle Smits into the squad after the break. As a result, Victoria Belova was left in the dressing room, but also with the talented player from Wolfsburg in the ranks, the orange could not convince. In the end, Martins was able to break the spell twenty minutes before the time. The left winger of FC Barcelona hit a shot for the Netherlands from a corner kick in the lead.
A few minutes later, Daniel van de Donk doubled the score. The Olympique Lyonnais midfielder nodded a cross from Smits against the ropes and thus the orange survived an embarrassment against a football dwarf.
Wigman wins again 10-0 with English footballers
National coach Sarina Weigman once again won double digits with the English footballers. Last month, it was already 10-0 against Luxembourg, and now Latvia has been defeated by the same numbers in the Latvian city of Liepaja.
The eighth, ninth and tenth goals of the English players were scored within three minutes. The tenth goal came in the 82nd minute.
England led by Wegman have not lost any points after four qualifying matches. Impressive goal difference: 32-0.
Wiegman left KNVB after the Tokyo Olympics. It was replaced in Orange by Englishman Mark Parsons.
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