Orange women group winner at World Cup after narrow victory in Canada

The Oranjevrouwen became the group winner on Thursday at the World Cup in France. The team of national coach Sarina Wiegman won the last group match in Reims 2-1 against Canada.


The Oranjevrouwen became the group winner on Thursday at the World Cup in France. The team of national coach Sarina Wiegman won the last group match in Reims 2-1 against Canada.

The Netherlands had the victory thanks to goals from Anouk Dekker (1-0 and 54th minute) and substitute Lineth Beerensteyn (2-1 in 75th minute). Canada had reached the same level in the meantime thanks to a hit by Christine Sinclair (1-1 in 60th minute).

The other group match between Cameroon and New Zealand ended in a 1-1 draw by goals from Ajara Nchout (1-0 in 57th minute) and Aurelle Awona (1-1 in 80th minute, own goal).

The Netherlands previously also defeated New Zealand (1-0) and Cameroon (3-1) and thus decided against Canada the group stage with nine points from three games.

The reigning European champion will take on Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Paris as number one in group E against Japan, which came second behind England in group D.

Canada is the number two in group E and the number two in group F (Sweden or the United States). Cameroon and New Zealand are disabled.

ref: nunl

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