England vs Holland: Women’s International Friendly Match – LIVE! | Women’s football

16 minutes: Bright ends the Dutch attack prematurely. Respond by hitting her in the back to pass the time. There is not much speed in the Dutch game at the moment.

14 minutes: Berenstein comes down in the penalty area and complains about the referee’s direction. We have VAR technology today but no one seems interested.

Down the other end, Dutch chaos at the back and Hemp sensed an opportunity – Van Veenendaal slammed her clearance shut against the striker but the ball bounces away.

12 minutes: Kirby takes a free kick into the penalty area from deep, finds Greenwood on the edge, heads towards goal and England but her outstretched leg fails to make contact.

10 minutes: Nouwen decides to dribble from behind and keeps moving until Kelly kicks her off her property, causing the Dutch to panic but her teammates wreak havoc.

8 minutes: England chase a short back lane, but Van Veenendaal quickly gets out to strike clearly before any danger can be undertaken.

6 minutes: Daly hits the ball in the middle, this intrigues England (the striker) but they can’t touch the ball and Van Wienendaal comes out to claim. England (the team) is ahead at the moment and has the majority of possession.

4 minutes: Daly spins halfway and pulls her opponent down to take a free kick. You’ll get to experience this aspect today, that’s for sure.

2 minutes: England started brightly in Leeds. Kirby finds space on two occasions inside Kelly. She lays out two dangerous crosses – the second flies wide from the head of hemp.

Starting

peep! peep! peep! here we are!

Holland wears white shirts and shorts in blue, while all of England wears orange. What a ridiculous situation.

England and the Netherlands are lining up to hear the national anthem.
England and the Netherlands are lining up to hear the national anthem. Photo: Louis Storey/Getty Images

Sweet Caroline played…

My neighbors are Dutch, so it’s really a big night out on the street. It can become very tasty later on depending on the result.

Mark Parsons says it represents absolute respect for Sarena Wegmann, who replaced him in the Netherlands. He believes that six teams can win the Euros – England and the Netherlands fall into that category.

Wegmann hopes to be the “woman or twelfth man” for the team across the eurozone and talks about the need for momentum during the tournament.

A general view of fans inside Eland Road before the start of the women's international friendly match between England and the Netherlands.
There is a decent crowd inside Eland Road. Photo: George Wood/Getty Images

Lucy Bronze on her move to Barcelona and much more.

Daly got the nod at left-back today. The Leeds fan will be eager to impress in a situation she’s not used to, even though Daly is known for her versatility.

“I haven’t actually played at Elland Road, which is weird because I’ve played in Leeds for a long time and I’m a huge fan,” Daley said.

Read before the game.

Fran Kirby is starting with England which is very good news for her and the team. Her extreme fatigue has resulted in Chelsea missing out on a lot of games this season and there has been uncertainty about her place in the Euros squad. It will be interesting to see how you do. In the tournament, they can be very useful coming off the bench to break streaks, so the more minutes Kirby can get, the better.

starting lineups

England (4-2-3-1): O Lord. Bronze, Bright; Greenwood, Daly; Walsh, Williamson; Kelly, Kirby, Hemp; England.

subs: Stokes, Hampton, Stanway, Toone, Wubben-Moy, Mead, Parris, Russo, Scott, Roebuck, Carter.

Netherlands (4-3-3): van Veenendaal; Willems, van der Gragget, Nuen, de Jansen; greens, pointed, belova; Rord, Martens, Berenstein

Subs: Lorseyd, Brutts, Damaris, Olislagers, Casparu, Leuchter, Van Domselaar, Dukstra, R. Jansen, Van de Donk, Miedema, Van Dongen

Detailed view of England and Holland truck on the street vendors' booth.
Photo: Charlotte Tattersall/FA/Getty Images

Preamble

We are two weeks away from the opening match of the European Championship at Old Trafford where England will face Austria. In the meantime, Sarina Wiegman has several occasions to set her side before the pressure really starts.

The last friendly contenders are the Netherlands, a team Wigmann knows well that led them to glory at Euro 2017. England are the second favorites to win the tournament with bookmakers, while the Netherlands are fourth. It will be a huge test for England tonight and victory will be a huge confidence boost for the hosts.

In the dugout opposite Weigman on Elland Road is Mark Parsons, an Englishman who formerly managed the Chelsea Women’s Reserves. He’s spent six years in America and even a week off against Eric Ten Hag, so he has plenty of experience in his back pocket.

It will be interesting to see how Wiegman prepares today due to the proximity of the tournament. The left-back’s decision could be a major decision with few options available to the defensive-minded Wiegman.

Let’s hope for a fun game!

Kick-off: 8pm GMT

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