Shortly before their departure to Japan, where they participate in the Olympic Games, the Orange Women play a friendly match against South Africa in their own country.

That goodbye match will take place on Saturday 3 July at an as yet unknown location.

The practice match may be played in front of full stands, because the corona measures will be further relaxed at the end of this month.

Visitors must be tested in advance or show a vaccination certificate.

After the game with South Africa, the Orange squad will go to Japan to prepare for the Games.

In the run-up to the first group match, on July 21 in Rifu against Zambia, the 'Lionesses' play a friendly match behind closed doors.

The team of national coach Sarina Wiegman will practice against Norway next Tuesday evening in Enschede (kick-off 6 p.m.).

For the football players, it means a return to the place where they won the European title in 2017.

"We played great matches in Enschede", Wiegman said on Monday about the semi-final against England (3-0) and the final against Denmark (4-2) at the European Championship in 2017. "It's great that we can finally play for supporters again. We're really looking forward to that."

For the time being, 2,700 tickets have been sold for the duel in the Grolsch Veste, where a maximum of 7,500 people are allowed to enter.

As with the match against South Arika, visitors must be tested for the corona virus in advance.

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