The Oranjevrouwen are Wednesday, had an excellent start to the Algarve Cup. The European champion was in her opening match of the oefentoernooi in Portugal with less than 6-2 too strong for vice-world champion Japan.
The netherlands was halfway already to a 5-1 lead through goals from Lieke Martens, Lineth Beerensteyn, Siri Worm, Shanice van de Sanden, and Stefanie van der Gragt.
Japan, in an aging B-team played, gave a 4-0 deficit something back via a hit of Emi Nakajima.
In the second half were both teams are more well matched, and it was only Martens and Mana Iwabuchi yet to score.