Netherlands vs USWNT: Re-match between 2019 WWC finalists on July 30th

Preview: Netherlands vs the USWNT

One of three debutant sides at this summer's Olympics, the Netherlands have hardly looked like rookies so far in Tokyo. The Oranje kicked off their first ever appearance at this competition by beating fellow debutants Zambia in a 13 - yes, thirteen - goal thriller. During that match, Sarina Wiegman's team scored a whopping ten goals against their opponents. While they weren't able to get the better of Brazil, settling for a three-all draw, the Netherlands, who burst onto the scene only six ago, crushed China 8-2 in their final group stage game to set an Olympics record for most goals scored.

Indeed, with 21 goals (an average of seven per match), the Netherlands have smashed the 16 scored by the USWNT during their gold-winning campaign in 2012. Notably, the Stars and Stripes scored those 16 over the course of the entire tournament, meaning that the Oranje, should they succeed in their first ever appearance in an Olympics knock-out round, could add more to their staggering tally. Revenge will also be on the minds of the Netherlands, who lost 2-0 to the USWNT in the 2019 World Cup final, but their record against the world's no. 1 women's team is nothing to write home about. 

Of their nine meetings, the USWNT have lost just once, which was way back in 1991. That being said, the Stars and Stripes have hardly impressed so far at this summer's event. Team USA suffered a shock opening result, losing 3-0 to Sweden, before barely scraping past New Zealand and firing blanks in a dull draw with Australia. Still, four points was enough to qualify for this stage but will Vlatko Andonovski's team be able to get their act together in time and book their spot in the semi-finals?

Team news: Netherlands vs the USWNT

Netherlands: Veteran Sherida Spitse, who has nearly 200 caps to her name, had to withdraw just before the tournament kicked off after suffering a knee injury and was thus replaced by Joëlle Smits.

USWNT: Julie Ertz was the only player struggling with injury, but the veteran midfielder has since recovered enough to be part of this team and feature in the starting XI.

Match facts: Netherlands vs the USWNT

  • The Netherlands have scored 21 goals so far - which is a new Olympics record. The previous record was 16 netted by the USWNT over the course of their 2012 gold-winning campaign
  • This will be the tenth meeting between the Netherlands and the USWNT, and the second in the knockout rounds of a major tournament
  • The Stars and Stripes have lost just one of their last nine clashes, while winning the other eight
  • The Dutch haven't beaten team USA since their first meeting back in 1991

Where to watch Netherlands vs the USWNT live on July 30, 2021

Netherlands vs the USWNT kick off at 04:00 PST/07:00 EST/12:00 BST/13:00 CET

USA: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App, FuboTV, Sling TV

Netherlands: NPO 1, Eurosport Player Netherlands

Australia: 7plus

Canada: cbcsports.ca, CBC Sports App, Amazon Prime Canada

UK: discovery+, EuroSport Player UK

Live elsewhere? Here's where to watch the Netherlands vs the USWNT live from your current location:

Netherlands vs USA Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 30 July 7:00am ET / 12:00pm BST / 1:00pm CET
Stadium: Nissan Stadium (Yokohama)
Australia: 7plus
Canada: CBC Sports App, TSN.ca, Amazon Prime Canada, TSN App, cbcsports.ca
France: Eurosport Player France
Germany: DAZN, sportschau.de, Eurosport Player
India: JioTV, Sony LIV
Indonesia: Vidio
Malaysia: Astro Special Event Sports 02
Netherlands: NPO 1, Eurosport Player Netherlands
Nigeria: Showmax
Portugal: Eurosport Player Portugal
Spain: Eurosport Player Spain
Turkey: Eurosport Player Turkey
United Kingdom: EuroSport 2 UK, discovery+, EuroSport Player UK
United States: NBCSN, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports App, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV, Telemundo
 

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