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Vietnam vs Netherlands match preview
After two impressive results so far, Netherlands’ fate is very much in their own hands, aiming to take top spot in Group F, very much against pre-tournament expectations.
Oranje began their campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Portugal, with Stefanie van der Gragt’s header from a corner the difference that night.
Then, in Thursday’s World Cup Final rematch, Holland held United States to a credible 1-1 draw at Wellington Regional Stadium.
Jill Roord breaking the deadlock, firing home from the edge of the area during a first half that the Dutch dominated against the world champions.
Nevertheless, they could not find a second, and the U.S. equalised from a set-piece just after the hour mark, as the spoils were shared.
So, Andries Jonker’s side require just a draw in Dunedin to get through, but may be hoping to rack up the goals, potentially hoping to overtake USA on goal difference.
The team who finishes second in this group will face Sweden in Melbourne, while the group winners are set to take on Italy in Sydney, so chasing top spot is certainly a worthwhile exercise.
Vietnam meantime are making their World Cup debut this summer, either men’s or women’s with this their final opportunity to get off the mark.
Mai Đức Chung’s side were swatted aside 3-0 by the U.S. in the opener, not mustering a single shot in that one, before a 2-0 defeat to Portugal in Hamilton five days later.
The Golden Star Warriors were always likely to struggle in a very competitive section, so a third successive defeat, in which they fail to score, is likely to be on the cards for Vietnam.
At the other end of the field, Netherlands will be chasing goals, goals and more goals, whilst keeping an eye on the USA score in Auckland.
Oranje have never scored more than thrice in a World Cup match, but that could change at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Vietnam team news
Huỳnh Như is the only member of this squad who doesn’t play domestically and, if anyone is going to become the first Vietnamese player to score at a World Cup, it’s likely to be her.
Manager Mai Đức Chung has named an unchanged line-up at this tournament, and that theme could continue.
Predicted XI (5-4-1): Kim Trần; Thu Thảo Trần, Lương, Lê, Thu Trần, Hoàng; Bích Nguyễn, Thái, Hải Trần, Tuyết Nguyễn; Huỳnh Như.
Netherlands teams news
After a very impressive showing against the world champions on Thursday, there’s little reason for Andries Jonker to change much either.
This’ll see midfielder Sherida Spitse continue as part of the back three, while Daniëlle van de Donk drifted in from the right against USA, creating midfield overloads and leaving space for Victoria Pelova to get forward.
Lineth Beerensteyn picked up an injury in the win over Portugal, so Katja Snoeijs could continue to partner Lieke Martens in attack.
Predicted XI (3-5-2): van Domselaar; Spitse, Janssen, van der Gragt; Pelova, Roord, Groenen, van de Donk, Brugts; Martens, Snoeijs.