Netherlands, Switzerland in play-off final

The Netherlands and Switzerland are by to November’s FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off final after saying off Denmark and Belgium respectively in October’s semis.

The play-offs, involving a four subordinate organisation runners-up with a best record opposite a sides first, third and fourth in their sections, will confirm a final of Europe’s 9 berths (including hosts France) for subsequent summer’s tournament.

Final: Netherlands v Switzerland

First leg: 20:00CET, Friday 9 November, Utrecht
Second leg: 19:0CET, Tuesday 13 November, Schaffhausen

  • In their final meeting, a Netherlands kick Switzerland 4-3 in The Hague in a Mar 2016 Olympic qualifier.
  • The Netherlands competent for their initial World Cup in 2015 around a play-offs.
  • Switzerland mislaid in a 2011 play-offs yet competent around their organisation 4 years later. 
  • The play-off final will be a final games in assign of Switzerland for Martina Voss-Tecklenberg, who will go on to manager her local Germany. Nils Nielsen, who led Denmark to a UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final, will take over on 1 December.
  • The Netherlands played during Utrecht in a opening diversion of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017, violence Norway 1-0 in front of 21,732 fans to start their run to a title.
  • Switzerland played dual qualifiers in this debate during Schaffhauen, violence Belarus 3-0 and Scotland 1-0.


Women’s EURO 2017 final highlights

Netherlands v Denmark

First leg: Netherlands 2-0 Denmark (Breda)
Second leg: Denmark 1-2 Netherlands (Viborg)
Netherlands win 4-1 on aggregate

  • First-half goals from Lineth Beerensteyn and Shanice outpost de Sanden gave a European champions a advantage after a initial leg yet they strike a woodwork twice.
  • Beerensteyn was twice on aim in a second leg, her seventh-minute divided idea entrance only after Nadia Nadim had converted a penalty, and she struck again only before a end. That was adequate to safeguard a Netherlands saw off a side they kick in a UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final.

Belgium v Switzerland

First leg: Belgium 2-2 Switzerland (Leuven)
Second leg: Switzerland 1-1 Belgium (Biel/Bienne)
Aggregate 3-3, Switzerland win on divided goals

  • Janice Cayman gave Belgium an early lead in a initial leg. Substitute Alisha Lehmann equalised in a 55th minute, a 19-year-old’s initial comparison general goal, yet Laura Deneve done it 2-1 on a hour. However, with 3 mins left, West Ham United’s Lehmann struck again.
  • Géraldine Reuteler, who played with Lehmann during July’s Women’s U19 EURO in Switzerland, scored 23 mins into a second leg for what valid an useful goal. Tine De Caigny leveled on a night with 13 mins left yet Belgium’s hopes of a initial World Cup coming are over.

Already competent from UEFA: France (hosts), England, Germany, Norway, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Sweden
Other qualifiers: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, United States (holders)
Places to be filled
3 from Africa
1 from Europe
1 from North/Central America
1 from Oceania
1 from play-off between Argentina and 4th-placed North/Central American side
Finals draw: 18:00CET, 8 December, La Seine Musicale, Paris
Finals: 7 June–7 July, France

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