The Orange women play the European Championship qualifiers with Russia and Slovenia this fall in the Philips Stadium and the GelreDome respectively, the KNVB announced on Tuesday.
These are the last matches of 2019 for the Orange Women. The losing World Cup finalist will take on Russia on Tuesday, October 8, first against Russia and on Tuesday, November 12, a duel awaits in Arnhem with the Slovenes.
The Orange Women played twice before at the Philips Stadium, where there is room for 35,000 spectators. In April 2018, Northern Ireland was defeated with ample figures (7-0) and in June this year, the team of national coach Sarina Wiegman was too strong for Australia in a friendly game (3-0).
It happened once before that the Orange Women played a match in the GelreDome. Mexico was defeated at the beginning of April in a friendly game with 2-0 at the Vitesse stadium.
Orange women start European Championship qualification in August
The first home game of Orange in the qualifying series for the European Championships 2021 is against Turkey on Tuesday 3 September and will be played in the Abe Lenstra Stadium. In group A, the Netherlands also takes on Kosovo and Estonia.
In total there are nine groups in the European Championship qualification. The group winners and the three best numbers two directly qualify for the final tournament in England. The remaining six numbers two must play play-offs to get one of the three remaining tickets.
The Orange women will start the European Championship qualification on Friday, August 30 in Estonia and will then take action for the first time since this summer's successful World Cup. The European champion of 2017 captured an Olympic ticket and reached the final in France, in which the United States was a size too big.