Zambia vs. Netherlands – Football Match Report – July 21, 2021

Zambia vs. Netherlands – Football Match Report – July 21, 2021

Netherlands gamers have a good time after their sixth objective towards Zambia. Koki Nagahama/Getty Photographs

Vivianne Miedema scored 4 objectives and Netherlands routed Zambia 10-Three to open the Olympic ladies’s football match on Wednesday — with Barbra Banda netting all three for the African aspect.

Miedema, the all-time main scorer within the Girls’s Tremendous League, in addition to the highest profession scorer for the Netherlands, scored objectives within the ninth, 15th, 29th and 59th minutes.

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Lieke Martens added two objectives for the fourth-ranked Netherlands, who superior to the World Cup remaining two years in the past in France however fell to the USA.

Shanice van de Sanden, Jill Roord, Lineth Beerensteyn and Victoria Pelova netted the others for the Dutch. Zambia are the bottom ranked team within the match at No. 104.

The Tokyo Video games are the Netherlands’ first Olympics and on the eve of the match, they acquired a rousing team discuss from former males’s team supervisor Louis van Gaal.

Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman is stepping down after the Olympics to guide England within the subsequent World Cup cycle.

Wiegman will probably be changed by Portland Thorns coach Mark Parsons on the conclusion of the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League season.

That is additionally Zambia’s first look within the Olympics. Often called the Copper Queens, Zambia had performed simply as soon as this yr, a pleasant with South Africa. The team’s scheduled tune-up match with Britain forward of Tokyo was known as off due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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