Ex-internationals Angela Christ, Marlous Pieëte, Renée Slegers and Sylvia Smith get Friday night at the Philips Stadium, an official farewell before the world cup qualifier of the Oranjevrouwen against Northern Ireland.
The KNVB writes Thursday that the four players more than proved their for the Netherlands to have earned and, therefore, an appropriate farewell. In October, prior to the international match against Norway, also said goodbye to former captain Daphne Koster, who in 2013 for the latest in action came for Orange.
The 29-year-old Christ (17 national football team) made in the autumn known that they stopped at Orange, where they are eight years reservekeepster was. Of the foursome, she is the only player there last summer when was when in his own country the European title was conquered.
Slegers (55 international matches, 15 goals) missed the european CHAMPIONSHIPS through a kruisbandblessure. The 29-year-old middendveldster played since 2009 for Orange and made in February known to completely stop playing football.
Also Pieëte stopped recently. The 28-year-old aanvalster played from 2009 to 2014 51 international matches (8 goals) with the highlight being her goal (1-1) in the semi-finals of the european cup 2009 against England. The netherlands was then after the penalty off, but it was the first major tournament in which the Oranjevrouwen far came.
The 31-year-old Smith is the biggest name of the four that will say goodbye, already played them five years ago, her last of a total of 106 international matches. She debuted in 2004 for Orange.
With thirty goals, the old-aanvalster of FC Twente, PEC Zwolle and sc Heerenveen behind Manon Melis (59), Vivianne Miedema (49) and Lieke Martens (36) on the fourth place of the topscorerslijst all times of the Oranjevrouwen.
There will be Friday night many Orange supporters are present at the departure of Smith, Christ, Slegers and Pieëte. The netherlands against Northern Ireland is the best-attended shows a ladies tournament ever in the Netherlands
The current record was in August last year, located in the european CHAMPIONSHIP final between the Netherlands and Denmark (4-2). In the sold out Grolsch Veste were at the time 28.182 spectators.
The netherlands against Northern Ireland starts Friday at 20: 00 in the Philips Stadium. Tuesday, wait, Orange is already a world cup kwalificatieduel. In the Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, Ireland is than the opponent.