Quarter-finals - 03/09/2009 19:00CET ( 20:00 ) - Tampere Stadium - Tampere
0 - 0
Full time
Netherlands (5-4) win on penalties

Event

  • The penalties are over.
    Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: The Netherlands will play England in the semi-finals here in Tampere on Sunday after snuffing out France’s attacking threat and prevailing on spot-kicks. Not an impressive display except defensively, perhaps, but this is their first time in the final tournament since the 1997 format change, remember.
  • Penalty
    Hoogendijk (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Anouk Hoogendijk drives her kick low into the corner and Vera Pauw's side are through 5-4 on penalties.
  • Penalty
    Herbert (France) misses from the penalty spot.
    Candie Herbert sweeps her kick high over the top and will it be third time lucky for the Netherlands?
  • Penalty
    Bito (Netherlands) misses from the penalty spot.
    Dyanne Bito steps up but Céline Deville guesses right and we must go on.
  • Penalty
    Meilleroux (France) misses from the penalty spot.
    Ophélie Meilleroux hits the top of the post to give the Dutch another chance to go through.
  • Penalty
    Koster (Netherlands) misses from the penalty spot.
    Daphne Koster sends the goalkeeper the wrong way but misses the target.
  • Penalty
    Franco (France) misses from the penalty spot.
    Corine Franco hits the post with the goalkeeper going the other way and the Netherlands have the chance to progress with their final spot-kick.
  • Penalty
    Smit (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Sylvia Smit buries her kick in the bottom corner.
  • Penalty
    Le Sommer (France) scores from the penalty spot.
    Eugénie Le Sommer nonchalantly rolls in her spot-kick.
  • Penalty
    Kiesel-Griffioen (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen finds the top corner to restore parity.
  • Penalty
    Henry (France) scores from the penalty spot.
    Amandine Henry confidently scores to the goalkeeper's right.
  • Penalty
    Melis (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Manon Melis fires hard to her left and levels the scores.
  • Penalty
    Abily (France) scores from the penalty spot.
    Camille Abily takes a similar penalty to Sandrine Soubeyrand and also finds the corner.
  • Penalty
    Stevens (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Karin Stevens sends the goalkeeper the wrong way and it is 1-1.
  • Penalty
    Soubeyrand (France) scores from the penalty spot.
    Sandrine Soubeyrand sweeps her penalty low into the corner.
  • The penalty shoot-out is set to begin.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Penalties it is then, a little unsurprisingly given the last 120 minutes. France coach Bruno Bini claims to not even have thought about spot-kicks, so this could be interesting.
  • End Time
    The referee ends the second period of extra time.
  • 30 Ex.
    Bompastor (France) has an effort on goal.
    One of the best chances of the game right at the finish as Amandine Henry meets the corner five metres out but can only flick it wide from an excellent position.
  • 29 Ex.
    Soubeyrand (France) takes the corner.
  • 25 Ex.
    Abily (France) has an effort on goal.
    Camille Abily tries to curl one in by gets under the ball.
  • 23 Ex.
    Thomis (France) has an effort on goal.
    Élodie Thomis scuffs an effort on target but the save is straightforward again.
  • 23 Ex.
    Franco (France) has an effort on goal.
    Corine Franco looks to reply from a similar position but that one is sliced well over and wide.
  • 22 Ex.
    Smit (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
    Sylvia Smit's swerving effort from the right corner of the box whistles just over.
  • 19 Ex.
    Le Sommer (France) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The second period of extra time begins.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Only 15 minutes left if the two sides hope to avoid penalties, though it will take something out-of-character with the rest of this game to produce a winner before then.
  • End Time
    The referee brings the first period of extra time to an end.
  • 14 Ex.
    Smit (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 14 Ex.
    Smit (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 13 Ex.
    Soubeyrand (France) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Smit (Netherlands).
  • 10 Ex.
    Melis (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
    Manon Melis appears to be heading away from goal but drills in an inswinging effort that does not miss the near post by much.
  • 4 Ex.
    Le Sommer (France) has an effort on goal.
    The Netherlands only clear to the edge of the area and Eugénie Le Sommer drives in a powerful effort but it is straight at the goalkeeper.
  • 4 Ex.
    Soubeyrand (France) delivers the corner.
  • Start Time
    The first period of extra time begins.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: The second half produced even fewer chances than the first, but perhaps fatigue will play a role now as the two sides contest two 15-minute periods of extra time.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • 90
    Herbert (France) has an effort on goal.
    Candie Herbert tries a speculative effort but Loes Geurts holds on under her crossbar.
  • 89
    Soubeyrand (France) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    87
    Herbert (in) - Thiney (out) (France)
    Candie Herbert returns to the action for the first time since injuring her head against Iceland in Les Bleues' opening match in Finland.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Set-pieces now look to be the most likely catalyst of the opening, and surely decisive, goal, with ideas in short supply at both ends.
  • 84
    Bompastor (France) has an effort on goal.
    Sonia Bompastor fires in from distance but the strike rises well over the top.
  • 84
    Soubeyrand (France) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Koster (Netherlands) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 83
    Meulen (Netherlands) commits a foul after challenging Thomis (France).
  • 81
    Hogewoning (Netherlands) commits a foul after challenging Abily (France).
  • 80
    Meilleroux (France) commits a foul after challenging Melis (Netherlands).
  • 79
    Melis (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
    Manon Melis bursts into the right channel but Céline Deville charges off her line to block the shot at the feet of the midfielder.
  • 79
    Franco (France) commits a foul after challenging Hoogendijk (Netherlands).
  • Substitution
    77
    Van den Heiligenberg (in) - Van de Ven (out) (Netherlands)
  • 77
    Thomis (France) commits a foul after challenging Van de Ven (Netherlands).
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Former Netherlands men's coach Dick Advocaat is in the stands watching this one and, like Vera Pauw, he too received criticism for defensive tactics during his spell in charge.
  • 66
    Soubeyrand (France) commits a foul after challenging Smit (Netherlands).
  • 61
    Le Sommer (France) takes the corner.
  • 56
    Abily (France) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    55
    Le Sommer (in) - Nécib (out) (France)
    Playmaker Louisa Nécib is removed after struggling to impact this match, with Eugénie Le Sommer taking up a post on the left wing and Camille Abily nestling behind lone striker Gaëtane Thiney.
  • 54
    Hogewoning (Netherlands) commits a foul after challenging Abily (France).
  • 53
    Hoogendijk (Netherlands) commits a foul after challenging Nécib (France).
  • 49
    Thiney (France) has an effort on goal.
    Gaëtane Thiney sprints to the near post but the corner only skims off her head and well wide of the far post.
  • 49
    Nécib (France) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: The first half comes to an end and it has been the tightest of matches so far, with the Netherlands preferring to wait for openings while working diligently to snuff out the threat posed by France’s creative forward players. Difficult to see where the goals might come from.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 40
    Nécib (France) has an effort on goal.
    Louisa Nécib's low effort from distance bobbles into the arms of the goalkeeper as both sides continue to have trouble creating clear-cut chances.
  • 39
    Bito (Netherlands) commits a foul after challenging Abily (France).
  • 38
    Thomis (France) commits a foul after challenging Kiesel-Griffioen (Netherlands).
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: The Dutch fans are comfortably the most vocal here and so far their team has done well to deny France's forwards room. Only one chance at the other end, though.
  • 30
    Nécib (France) takes the corner.
  • 30
    Nécib (France) takes the corner.
  • 29
    Smit (Netherlands) commits a foul after challenging Nécib (France).
  • 29
    Thomis (France) has an effort on goal.
    Élodie Thomis goes for goal from 25 metres but the strike was never dipping enough to trouble Loes Geurts.
  • 28
    Meilleroux (France) commits a foul after challenging Bito (Netherlands).
  • 27
    Thomis (France) is flagged for offside.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: France are playing the better football and working hard to create openings, but the Netherlands are strong at the back and have already demonstrated the problems they can pose on the break.
  • 18
    Nécib (France) is flagged for offside.
  • 17
    Abily (France) has an effort on goal.
    Camille Abily flicks a header towards goal but the save is a simple one for Loes Geurts.
  • 15
    Smit (Netherlands) takes the corner.
  • 15
    Melis (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
    Sandrine Soubeyrand gifts possession to Manon Melis but Céline Deville comes to the rescue, tipping her shot centimetres wide of the far post.
  • 14
    Thiney (France) has an effort on goal.
    The Dutch defence hesitate as the ball drops to Gaëtane Thiney in the area and midfielder just fires wide of the far post.
  • 13
    Nécib (France) delivers the corner.
  • 12
    Soubeyrand (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Hoogendijk (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Nécib (France).
  • 9
    Koster (Netherlands) fouls.
  • 9
    Smit (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 9
    Thiney (France) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Stevens (Netherlands).
  • 4
    Abily (France) has an effort on goal.
    Camille Abily turns nimbly in the area and drives in a high shot but Loes Geurts claims it at the second attempt.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: France line up with three changes to their starting XI, and the biggest surprise is the absence of goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi, who does not start on the bench either after picking up a knee injury in training yesterday. Céline Deville will wear the gloves, while right-back Corine Franco replaces Delphine Blanc after recovering from the head injury she suffered against Iceland on Matchday 1. Also back to full fitness, Amandine Henry will make her first appearance in Finland at the expense of Élise Bussaglia.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Karin Stevens has won her place back for the Oranje, after being relegated to the bench for the final Group A game against Denmark. That means Chantal de Ridder returns to the sidelines, in the only change coach Vera Pauw has seen fit to make.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: Welcome to Tampere, where the Netherlands and France are due to face off for the right to meet England in the semi-finals. The Oranje triumphed 2-0 the last time the sides met, in a friendly last December, but neither coach is setting much stock in that result and Les Bleues will start here as favourites.
  • Chris Burke, Reporter, Tampere Stadium: The Netherlands will play England in the semi-finals here in Tampere on Sunday after snuffing out France’s attacking threat and prevailing on spot-kicks. Not an impressive display except defensively, perhaps, but this is their first time in the final tournament since the 1997 format change, remember.

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

Match list

Latest goals

Fouls

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

France

France

1Loes Geurts (GK)1Céline Deville (GK)
2Dyanne Bito3Ophélie Meilleroux
3Daphne Koster (C)4Laura Georges
4Manoe Meulen6Sandrine Soubeyrand (C)
5Petra Hogewoning7Corine Franco
6Anouk Hoogendijk8Sonia Bompastor
7Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen10Camille Abily
8Kirsten van de Ven12Élodie Thomis
9Manon Melis14Louisa Nécib
10Karin Stevens17Gaëtane Thiney
11Sylvia Smit18Amandine Henry

Substitutes

13Angela Christ (GK)22Laëtitia Stribick-Burckel (GK)
16Petra Dugardein (GK)2Laure Lepailleur
12Marije Brummel5Sabrina Viguier
14Marloes de Boer9Candie Herbert
15Claudia van den Heiligenberg11Laëtitia Tonazzi
17Sherida Spitse13Sandrine Brétigny
18Lianne de Vries15Élise Bussaglia
19Marlous Pieëte19Eugénie Le Sommer
20Jeanine van Dalen20Delphine Blanc
21Chantal de Ridder21Ludivine Diguelman
22Shanice van de Sanden

Coach

Vera Pauw (NED) Bruno Bini (FRA)

Referee

Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)

Assistant referees

Tonja Paavola (FIN), Hege Steinlund (NOR)

Fourth official

Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)