The Dutch Soccer Women Team will play next year at the World Cup in France. Despite an early red card qualification came in and against Switzerland never really in danger: 1-1.
After the 3-0 victory on Friday, the return seemed a formality. An early goal, as in the last two away games, only had to be prevented. Anouk Dekker did that in the seventh minute, but the way in which it made all of a sudden exciting. Because after she lost the ball to Bachmann, she pulled the emergency brake when the Swiss star player seemed free to go to Geurts. Referee Frappart had no doubt and showed the Dutch captain the red card.
A few minutes later, Roord had to leave the field for Van Dongen. The midfielder of Bayern Munich finally got a chance at the base and it was over after twelve minutes. The disappointment at the 21-year-old midfielder was enormous. But despite that red card, the Dutch Soccer Women OranjeLeeuwinnen did not run into problems in the first half. Loes Geurts only had to perform once in a free kick or a corner. In the counter-stroke, the Dutch team was even closest to a goal, but after a nice heel-ball from Miedema, Van de Sanden stumbled on keeper Thalmann.
With three goals in two games, Miedema was already four years ago worth gold in the finals of the playoffs against Italy. And this time she scored again a hattrick. She made the 3-0 on Friday, which put the Oranje Women in a good starting position, in Switzerland she made a halt to all uncertainty after halftime by shooting the 0-1 against the ropes.