Netherlands and Italy are in an unknown area when they meet on Saturday in Valenciennes, France, as a component of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Neither team has ever achieved the quarterfinals, and one team will proceed with its mind boggling journey and advance into the semis. Fresh off a success over Japan, the Netherlands enter as the slight top pick (by short of what one objective) over an Italian team that just knocked off China with another impressive defensive performance. The winner moves on to face the winner of Germany and Sweden for a spot in the July 7 final.
Italy vs Netherlands Match Preview
Italy and the Netherlands will go head to head in the third all-European quarter-final at the current year’s Women’s World Cup, with the two sides hoping to achieve the semi-last stage just because.
The Italians, who facilitated past China 2-0 in the round of 16, last achieved the quarter-finals at the debut edition of the tournament in 1991 when they lost to possible other participants, Norway. The Netherlands, in what is just their second since forever World Cup appearance, have achieved the quarter-finals just because.
Italy will trust that persuasive striker Cristiana Girelli will be accessible, in the wake of being substituted right off the bat against China after suffering from a combination of injury and heat stroke. Italy, who are the lowest ranked side left in the competition, have failed to beat the Netherlands in any of the pair’s last five meetings.
The Netherlands, who can boast previous world player the year Lieke Martens in their positions, are hoping to finish up a two-year universal cycle of achievement in the wake of winning the European Championship title in 2017. A VAR-granted, a minute ago penalty changed over by Martens verified a 2-1 triumph more than 2011 title holders Japan in the last round.
Women’s World Cup: Netherlands vs Italy Match Details
Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 9 a.m. ET
Location: Stade du Hainaut – Valenciennes, France
TV channel: FS1 and Telemundo
Netherlands -0.5 (+110) | Italy +0.5 (-130) | O/U: 2.5
The Dutch continue to make history, advancing to the semifinals on a goal from Vivianne Miedema.
Netherlands 2, Italy 1