Football

Lions against England in semi-final

DEVENTER, the netherlands – The Dutch football fight Thursday in Enschede, with England for a spot in the final of the european CHAMPIONSHIP. The English were Sunday in the quarterfinals in Deventer with France: 1-0. Jodie Taylor made after playing for an hour the only goal in the Adelaarshorst, where the Dutch national coach Sarina Wiegman on the stand sat. The 31-year-old striker of Arsenal celebrated its fifth match on this CHAMPIONSHIP.

Jodie Taylor was the only goal

Orange qualified Saturday for the semi-finals by Sweden in Doetinchem in the netherlands with a 2-0 defeat. The other finalist comes from the confrontation in Breda, between Austria and Denmark. EK-debutant Austria won in the quarter finals via penalty shoot-out, Spain, Denmark surprised the defending champion and the big favourite Germany. The duel in Breda starts at 18.00 hours.

With the Netherlands and England stand Thursday in the stadium of FC Twente the two teams facing each other in this CHAMPIONSHIP all of their matches have won. It is also a repetition of the semi-finals at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2009, when the British, in the extension won (2-1). Then turned out to Germany in the final, much to strong (2-6).

England took bronze at the last world CHAMPIONSHIPS two years ago in Canada. At the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, the ‘Three Lionesses’ is still flawless. England opened the tournament with a resounding victory in Scotland, thanks to a hattrick of Taylor (6-0). The striker was then also reliably against Spain (2-0). Although coach Mark Sampson will be almost full squad rest in the last team contest against Portugal, won England when again (2-1).

The English have against Orange without Jill Scott, on Sunday, her second yellow card of the tournament and was therefore suspended. Scott decided in 2009 with a header in the semi-finals against the Dutch football, which then debuted at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS. Keepster Karen Bardsley fell against France a quarter of an hour for time injured.

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