Last updated 13/10/2020 22:06CET
womenseuro: Belgium - Netherlands Match press kits

womenseuro - 2015/17 SeasonMatch press kits

BelgiumBelgiumWillem II - TilburgMonday 24 July 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group A - Matchday 3
NetherlandsNetherlands
PrintX
Print all chapters
Select a chapter
UEFA WOMEN'S EURO OFFICIAL SPONSORS
  • adidas
  • Carlsberg
  • Coca-Cola
  • Continental
  • Hisense
  • Kia Motors
  • McDonald's
  • Socar
  • Turkish
  • Adecco
  • AD
  • ING
  • Intersport
  • PWC
/insideuefa/mediaservices/presskits/womenseuro/season=2017/round=2000623/day=3/session=1/match=2020910/library/_sidebar.html

Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA Women's World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/05/2014QR (GS)Belgium - Netherlands0-2
LouvainMiedema 9, Slegers 19
12/02/2014QR (GS)Netherlands - Belgium1-1ZwolleMiedema 48; Zeler 76
UEFA Women's EURO
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/09/2008QR (GS)Netherlands - Belgium3-0VolendamMelis 17, 52, Stevens 60 (P)
23/04/2008QR (GS)Belgium - Netherlands2-2MaasmechelenVerelst 41, 56; Hoogendijk 45+1, Melis 89
UEFA Women's EURO
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/04/2004QR (GS)Belgium - Netherlands0-3
HeverleeKoster 10, Melis 74, Muller 84
22/11/2003QR (GS)Netherlands - Belgium3-0
EindhovenVan Veen 15, De Boer 51, Torny 64
UEFA Women's EURO
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/09/1986QR (GS)Netherlands - Belgium3-0
Oosterhuud
28/09/1985QR (GS)Belgium - Netherlands1-3
Zaventem
UEFA Women's EURO
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/04/1983QR (GS)Netherlands - Belgium5-0
Oosterhout
25/09/1982QR (GS)Belgium - Netherlands3-2
Brussels
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Belgium51135014----10127727
Netherlands54105311----10721277

Last updated 14/07/2017 15:18CET

Match background Only this chapter

• The Netherlands have six points after beating Norway and Denmark 1-0.

• Belgium are three points adrift, losing their debut 1-0 to Denmark but then beating Norway 2-0.

• The Low Countries teams' past ten competitive meetings have been in qualifiers.

• Most recently they met on the road to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the Netherlands drew 1-1 at home and won 2-0 away on their way to the finals.

• Playing Belgium has brought good luck for the Dutch, who not only faced them en route to their World Cup debut of 2015 but also in earning their UEFA Women's EURO bow in 2009.

• The Netherlands have won seven of those previous ten matches, and Belgium just one.

• That sole Belgian success came in both sides' first competition fixture, a 3-2 victory in Brussels on 25 September 1982 in qualifying for the first European tournament of 1984.

• Including friendlies, these neighbours have played each other 25 times, the Netherlands winning 18 to Belgium's three, with four draws. The Dutch lead 66-19 on goals.

• Davina Philtjens of Belgium plays alongside Si[[e Folkertsma, Stefanie van der Gragt, Desiree van Lunteren, Liza van der Most and Kelly Zeeman at Dutch champions Ajax.

• Another Dutch-based Belgian is Lenie Onzia, a Twente colleague of Kika van Es, Renate Jansen and Sherida Spitse. Last season Belgium's Lenie Onzia and Netherlands players Lineth Beerensteyn and Siri Worm were also at the club.

• For three seasons between 2012 and 2015 these nations merged their top women's divisions into the BeNe League.

• Twente won the first two seasons and Standard Liège the third. The highest-placed club from each country qualified for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/season=2017/matches/round=2000623/match=2020910/prematch/background/index.html#belgium+netherlands+facts

2017-07-23T02:00:46:091

Team facts Only this chapter

Belgium

EURO 2013: Third in qualifying group

EURO best: First qualification

How they qualified: Group 7 runners-up, W5 D2 L1 F27 A5 Pts17

Coach: Ives Serneels

One to watch: Tessa Wullaert (forward, Wolfsburg)

What to watch out for: A gradual improvement since Ives Serneels took over in 2011 has resulted in a maiden qualification for Belgium. In 2013 qualifying, they were just two points behind second-placed Iceland (and four off Norway), losing only one of their four games against that pair.

A similarly promising showing in 2015 World Cup qualifying boosted their seeding for this tournament, and they comfortably made it through behind England, whom they held away from home. Foreign club experience for the likes of Justien Odeurs, Lorca Van de Putte, Janice Cayman and all-time top scorer Tessa Wullaert has certainly enhanced their credentials.

https://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2419404.html#team+facts+belgium

2020-10-13T20:31:31:664

Netherlands (hosts)

EURO 2013: Group stage

EURO best: Semi-finals (2009)

How they qualified: Automatically as hosts

Coach: Sarina Wiegman

One to watch: Vivianne Miedema (forward, Bayern München)

What to watch out for: Having made their breakthrough as the steely defensive side that reached the EURO semi-finals on debut under Vera Pauw, the Netherlands have become a team more in the classic Dutch mould under first Roger Reijners and, until his departure in December, Arjan van der Laan. With the former still in charge, they earned a FIFA Women's World Cup bow in 2015, narrowly losing to eventual runners-up Japan in the last 16.

With no qualification duties this time, they have kept themselves busy, playign 13 games in 2017. The recent retirement of forward Manon Melis has put the spotlight even more firmly on Miedema, whose goals – with the youngster fresh from winning the 2014 WU19 EURO – propelled the Netherlands to the World Cup.

https://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2419389.html#team+facts+netherlands

2020-10-13T20:31:31:664

Squad list Only this chapter

Belgium - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Justien Odeurs30/05/199720Jena - 802010-
12Diede Lemey07/10/199620Anderlecht - 0000--
21Nicky Evrard26/05/199522Twente - 0000--
Defenders
2Davina Philtjens26/02/198928Ajax*702018-
3Heleen Jaques20/04/198829Anderlecht*502024-
4Maud Coutereels21/05/198631LOSC Lille - 4220212
5Lorca Van de Putte03/04/198829Kristianstads - 500014-
19Imke Courtois14/03/198829Standard - 00001-
22Laura Deloose18/06/199324Anderlecht - 511061
23Elien Van Wynendaele19/02/199522Gent - 50005-
Midfielders
6Tine De Caigny09/06/199720Anderlecht - 632083
7Elke Van Gorp12/05/199522Anderlecht - 622183
8Lenie Onzia30/05/198928Anderlecht - 50207-
13Sara Yuceil22/06/198829PSV Eindhoven - 510051
16Nicky Van Den Abbeele21/02/199423Anderlecht - 10001-
18Laura Deneve09/10/199422Anderlecht - 0000--
20Julie Biesmans04/05/199423Standard - 7220182
Forwards
9Tessa Wullaert19/03/199324Wolfsburg - 8420188
10Aline Zeler02/06/198334Anderlecht*8320258
11Janice Cayman12/10/198828Montpellier - 8421228
14Davinia Vanmechelen30/08/199917Genk - 00101-
15Yana Daniels08/05/199225Bristol - 00203-
17Jana Coryn26/06/199225LOSC Lille - 30206-
Coach
-Ives Serneels16/10/197244 - 802020-
Netherlands - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Sari van Veenendaal03/04/199027Arsenal - 00202-
16Angela Christ06/03/198928PSV Eindhoven - 0000--
23Loes Geurts12/01/198631 - 000026-
Defenders
2Desiree van Lunteren30/12/199224Ajax - 00202-
3Stephanie van der Gragt16/08/199224Ajax - 00202-
4Mandy van den Berg26/08/199026Reading - 0020101
5Kika van Es11/10/199125Twente - 00202-
6Anouk Dekker15/11/198630Montpellier - 00204-
17Kelly Zeeman19/11/199323Ajax - 0000--
20Dominique Janssen17/01/199522Arsenal - 0000--
22Liza van der Most08/10/199323Ajax - 0000--
Midfielders
8Sherida Spitse29/05/199027Twente - 0021232
10Danielle van de Donk05/08/199125Arsenal - 002071
11Lieke Martens16/12/199224Barcelona - 0020131
12Jill Roord22/04/199720Bayern - 00101-
14Jackie Groenen17/12/199422Frankfurt*00202-
15Sisca Folkertsma21/05/199720Ajax - 0000--
19Sheila van den Bulk06/04/198928Djurgården - 0000--
Forwards
7Shanice van de Sanden02/10/199224Liverpool - 002131
9Vivianne Miedema15/07/199621Arsenal - 00202-
13Renate Jansen07/12/199026Twente - 00101-
18Vanity Lewerissa01/04/199126PSV Eindhoven - 0000--
21Lineth Beerensteyn11/10/199620Bayern - 00202-
Coach
-Sarina Wiegman26/10/196947 - 00202-

Last updated 21/07/2017 17:05CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBibiana Steinhaus (GER)
  • Assistant refereesKatrin Rafalski (GER) , Sian Massey (ENG)
  • Fourth officialKateryna Monzul (UKR)
  • UEFA DelegateCamelia Nicolae (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerDagmar Damkova (CZE)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA WOMEN'S EURO matchesUEFA matches
Bibiana Steinhaus24/03/19791667

Bibiana Steinhaus

First division: 1999 (women), 2017 (men)
FIFA badge: 2005

Tournaments
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA Women's EURO 2013, 2012 Olympics, 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's EURO 2009, 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Finals
2017 UEFA Women's Champions League final, 2012 Olympics, 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2007 UEFA Women's Cup first leg (fourth official)

UEFA European Women's Championship matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/10/2011WEUROQual. GSNetherlandsEngland0-0Zwolle

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/03/2006Women's World CupQRBelgiumDenmark0-2Ath
08/08/2006UWCL1QRFCL Rapide WezemaalŽNK Pomurje5-0Lendava
10/08/2006UWCL1QRPärnu JalgpalliklubiFCL Rapide Wezemaal0-7Lendava
27/09/2011UWCLR32R. Standard de LiègeBrøndby IF0-2Liege
27/10/2011WEUROQual. GSNetherlandsEngland0-0Zwolle
10/04/2014Women's World CupQRBelgiumNorway1-2Louvain
27/11/2014Women's World Cupr_uefa-play-off-finalItalyNetherlands1-2Verona
09/11/2016UWCLR16FC BarcelonaFC Twente '651-0Barcelona

Last updated 23/07/2017 03:00CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Belgium

  • UEFA Women's EURO - Qualifying group stage
    (22/09/2015)
    Belgium 6-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Dijaković 7 (og) , 2-0 De Gernier 20, 3-0 Zeler 33, 4-0 Cayman 35, 5-0 Zeler 41 (P) , 6-0 Coutereels 72 (P)
    Odeurs, Philtjens, Coutereels, De Caigny, Van Gorp (82 Vanhaevermaet), De Gernier, Wullaert, Zeler (87 Coryn), Cayman, Biesmans (62 Yuceil), Van Wynendaele
  • (27/10/2015)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-5 Belgium
    0-1 Biesmans 25, 0-2 Biesmans 65, 0-3 Wullaert 73, 0-4 Wullaert 83, 0-5 Demoustier 90+2
    Odeurs, Philtjens (83 Van de Putte), Van Gorp, De Gernier, Wullaert, Zeler, Cayman, Yuceil (79 Demoustier), Van Den Abbeele, Biesmans (88 Demeyere), Van Wynendaele
  • (30/11/2015)
    Belgium 1-1 Serbia
    1-0 Yuceil 17, 1-1 Damnjanović 39
    Odeurs, Philtjens, Coutereels, De Caigny, Van Gorp (79 Coryn), De Gernier (73 Demoustier), Wullaert, Zeler, Cayman, Yuceil (64 Mermans), Van Wynendaele
  • (08/04/2016)
    England 1-1 Belgium
    0-1 Cayman 18, 1-1 J. Scott 84
    Odeurs, Jaques, Coutereels, Van de Putte, De Caigny (90 Yuceil), Wullaert (95 Schrijvers), Zeler, Cayman, Onzia, Biesmans, Deloose
  • (12/04/2016)
    Belgium 6-0 Estonia
    1-0 Coutereels 11, 2-0 De Caigny 21, 3-0 Wullaert 30, 4-0 De Caigny 50, 5-0 Wullaert 63, 6-0 Schrijvers 67
    Odeurs, Philtjens, Jaques, Coutereels, De Caigny, Wullaert (81 Yuceil), Zeler, Cayman (46 Schrijvers), Onzia (64 Coryn), Biesmans, Deloose
  • (03/06/2016)
    Estonia 0-5 Belgium
    0-1 Zlidnis 10 (og) , 0-2 Zeler 38, 0-3 Van Gorp 60, 0-4 Cayman 65, 0-5 Cayman 70
    Odeurs, Jaques, Van de Putte, Van Gorp (74 Philtjens), Wullaert (65 Schrijvers), Zeler, Cayman, Onzia, Mermans (77 Missipo), Biesmans, Deloose
  • (15/09/2016)
    Serbia 1-3 Belgium
    0-1 De Caigny 13, 1-1 Tenkov 31, 1-2 Deloose 52, 1-3 Van Gorp 74
    Odeurs, Jaques, Van de Putte, De Caigny (92 Van Wynendaele), Van Gorp, Wullaert (88 Philtjens), Zeler, Cayman, Onzia (60 Mermans), Biesmans, Deloose
  • (20/09/2016)
    Belgium 0-2 England
    0-1 Parris 65, 0-2 Carney 85
    Odeurs, Jaques, Van de Putte, De Caigny, Van Gorp (76 Philtjens), Wullaert, Zeler, Cayman, Mermans (70 Onzia), Biesmans (76 Van Wynendaele), Deloose
  • Group stage – final tournament
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Netherlands2200206
    Denmark2101113
    Belgium2101213
    Norway2002030
    Matchday 1 (16/07/2017)
    Denmark 1-0 Belgium
    1-0 S. Troelsgaard 6
    Odeurs, Philtjens (86 Daniels), Jaques, Coutereels, De Caigny, Van Gorp (62 Vanmechelen), Onzia, Wullaert, Zeler, Cayman, Biesmans (82 Coryn)
  • Matchday 2 (20/07/2017)
    Norway 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 Van Gorp 59, 0-2 Cayman 67
    Odeurs, Philtjens (76 Coryn), Jaques, Coutereels, De Caigny, Van Gorp (88 Daniels), Onzia, Wullaert, Zeler, Cayman (95 Biesmans), Deloose
  • Matchday 3 (24/07/2017)
    Belgium-Netherlands

Netherlands

  • UEFA Women's EURO - Group stage – final tournament
    Matchday 1 (16/07/2017)
    Netherlands 1-0 Norway
    1-0 van de Sanden 66
    van Veenendaal, Van Lunteren, Van den Berg (80 Van der Gragt), Van Es, Dekker, van de Sanden (77 Beerensteyn), Spitse, Miedema, Van de Donk (91 Roord), Martens, Groenen
  • Matchday 2 (20/07/2017)
    Netherlands 1-0 Denmark
    1-0 Spitse 20 (P)
    van Veenendaal, Van Lunteren, Van den Berg (54 Van der Gragt), Van Es, Dekker, van de Sanden (88 Beerensteyn), Spitse, Miedema, Van de Donk, Martens (78 R. Jansen), Groenen
  • Matchday 3 (24/07/2017)
    Belgium-Netherlands

Last updated 21/07/2017 09:16CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

Finals
UEFA European Women's Championship
2013: Germany 1-0 Norway; Solna, Sweden
2009: Germany 6-2 England; Helsinki, Finland
2005: Germany 3-1 Norway; Blackburn, England
2001: Germany 1-0 Sweden (aet, golden goal); Ulm, Germany
1997: Germany 2-0 Italy; Oslo, Norway
1995: Germany 3-2 Sweden; Kaiserslautern, Germany
1993: Norway 1-0 Italy; Cesena, Italy
1991: Germany 3-1 Norway (aet); Aalborg, Denmark
UEFA European Competition for Representative Women's Teams
1989: West Germany 4-1 Norway; Osnabruck, West Germany
1987: Norway 2-1 Sweden; Oslo, Norway
1984: Sweden 1-1 England (4-3 pens); two legs, Gothenburg and Luton

Biggest wins
Qualifying: Spain 17-0 Slovenia (1995); Norway 17-0 Slovakia (1997); Germany 17-0 Kazakhstan (2013)
Two-legged knockout: Commonwealth of Independent States 0-7 Germany (1993)
Final tournament: Denmark 0-5 Norway (1997); Germany 5-0 Russia (2001); Finland 0-5 Sweden (2013)

Individual match goalscoring
Qualifying: 7 – María Paz (Spain) v Kazakhstan (2013)
Final tournament: 4 – Marianne Pettersen (Norway) v Denmark (1997)

Overall competition top scorers
2013: Célia Okoyino da Mbabi (Germany) 19
2009: Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir (Iceland) 12
2005: Birgit Prinz (Germany) 17
2001: Gitte Krogh (Denmark) 14
1997: Gabriela Chlumecká (Czech Republic), Marianne Pettersen (Norway) 13
1995: Patricia Brocker (Germany) 18
1993: Carolina Morace (Italy) 13
1991: Heidi Mohr (Germany) 10

Finals top scorers
2013: Lotta Schelin (Sweden) 5
2009: Inka Grings (Germany) 6
2005: Inka Grings (Germany) 4
2001: Claudia Müller (Germany), Sandra Smisek (Germany) 3
1997: Carolina Morace (Italy), Marianne Pettersen (Norway), Angélique Rouhas (France) 4
1995: Lena Videkull (Sweden) 3
1993: Susan Mackensie (Denmark) 2
1991: Heidi Mohr (Germany) 4

All time (final tournaments)
Inka Grings (Germany) 10
Birgit Prinz (Germany) 10
Heidi Mohr (Germany) 7

All time (including qualifying)
Birgit Prinz (Germany) 40
Carolina Morace (Italy) 37
Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir (Iceland) 37

Most appearances (final tournaments)
Birgit Prinz (Germany) 23
Solvieg Gulbrandsen (Norway) 20
Patrizia Panico (Italy) 19

Most appearances (including qualifying)
Patrizia Panico (Italy) 55
Doris Fitschen (Germany) 53
Birgit Prinz (Germany) 50

2017 qualifying top scorers
Preliminary round: Rannvá Andreasen (Faroe Islands) 5
Qualifying round: Ada Hegerberg (Norway), Jane Ross (Scotland), Harpa Thorsteinsdóttir (Iceland) 10

Highest attendances
Qualifying: France v Greece, Rennes, 2017, 24,835
Final tournament (except final): England v Finland, Manchester 2005, 29,092
Final: Germany v Norway, Solna 2013, 41,301

(Final tournament only)
Oldest player: Sandrine Soubeyrand (France) v Denmark, 22/07/2013, 39 years 340 days
Oldest goalscorer: Patrizia Panico (Italy) v Germany, 04/09/2009, 34 years 208 days
Youngest player: Oksana Yakovyshyn (Ukraine) v Netherlands, 23/08/2009, 16 years 156 days
Youngest goalscorer: Isabell Herlovsen (Norway) v France, 09/06/2005, 16 years 351 days

(Statistics apply for UEFA European Women's Championship from 1991 onwards. All years given are dates for final tournament; four teams until 1997 including 1995 two-legged semi-finals)

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2419415.html#facts+figures

2017-08-14T14:25:02:920

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.