The semi-final lineup for Girls’s Euro 2022 will probably be finalised when France face the Netherlands in Rotherham tonight. Hosts England, Germany and Sweden have already sealed a spot within the final 4 however the fourth and ultimate quarters conflict could possibly be the standout sport of the event to date.
France are ranked the third-best crew on this planet, with the Dutch in fourth. Defending champions Holland, who’re managed by the Surrey-born Mark Parsons, haven’t been at their finest to date however they’re boosted by the return of star striker Vivianne Miedema after Covid. France should cope with out their free-scoring Paris Saint-Germain striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto, who ruptured a cruciate ligament within the group match in opposition to Belgium.
Either side received two of their group matches, drawing the opposite one. The winner faces Germany in Milton Keynes within the semi-finals subsequent Wednesday. With kick-off at 8pm BST, comply with all of the motion from the New York Stadium with our LIVE weblog beneath!
51 minutes: What a run by Cascarino, who, like Diani, is giving this Dutch defence a torrid time.
She beats two gamers earlier than delivering an attractive cross in direction of Diani that’s crucially knocked away by Janssen.
A reminder that France have but to attain within the second half of any match on this competitors…
48 minutes: Finish-to-end stuff initially of this second 45, however each defences alert and on high for the second.
Diani nonetheless a significant risk for the French.
It seems to be like Van de Donk has moved out proper for the Netherlands following Beerensteyn’s withdrawal, with Roord taking part in because the No10.
Again underway in Rotherham.
Can France lastly flip their dominance into targets, or will the Dutch achieve a foothold?
Jill Roord’s omission was a significant speaking level earlier than this sport following her criticism of coach Parsons within the Dutch press in midweek.
She’s being launched at half-time nonetheless, with Beerensteyn withdrawn.
Watch: France denied by goal-line clearance
Some heroic defending from Ajax defender Stefanie van der Gragt in that completely one-sided first half…
It’s been all France, however they’re but to take the lead regardless of a hatful of nice possibilities.
The holders will probably be delighted to get in on the interval with out conceding, thanks largely to Van der Gragt and Van Domselaar.
Miedema hasn’t been within the sport.
France 0-0 Netherlands
43 minutes: Dominant France have some defending to do earlier than the interval, with Renard simply heading clear a Spitse free-kick after Beerensteyn is introduced down by Geyoro.
41 minutes: Motion at each ends as this primary half attracts to an thrilling conclusion.
Geyoro and Malard are brilliantly denied by Van der Gragt and Janssen, with the Dutch mounting a uncommon assault in between these newest French possibilities.
Some transient shouts for handball in opposition to Van der Gragt, however there’s no VAR examine on that essential newest block.
39 minutes: PSG ahead Diani has been excellent for France to date tonight, inflicting main points together with her velocity, talent and power on the ball.
One other wonderful run is unfairly thwarted by Groenen, who could be very lucky certainly to keep away from a yellow card from Croatian referee Martincic.