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France vs Netherlands Women's EURO quarter-final preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the starting line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 quarter-final between France and the Netherlands.

Women's EURO 2022 preview: France vs Netherlands

France meet the Netherlands in Rotherham in the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 quarter-finals on Saturday 23 July.

France vs Netherlands at a glance

When: Saturday 23 July, 21:00 CET
Where: New York Stadium, Rotherham
What: Fourth quarter-final
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch France vs Netherlands on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Women's EURO 2022 broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

This could go either way. France may never have gone further than the last eight in this tournament (a penalty shoot-out loss to the Netherlands at this stage in 2009 among their disappointments), but they have been in eye-catching form so far and will have sensed the holders' vulnerability. The Dutch, for their part, showed signs of clicking into gear against Switzerland, but a number of question marks still hang over them – the return of Vivianne Miedema, who has been out with illness, could offer up plenty of answers, though her probable return is tempered by the tournament-ending injury to Lieke Martens.

How to watch where you are

Starting line-ups

France: Peyraud-Magnin; Perisset, Mbock Bathy, Renard, Karchaoui; Toletti, Bilbault, Geyoro; Diani, Malard, Cascarino
Misses next match if booked: Sakina Karchaoui

Netherlands: Van Domselaar; Wilms, Van der Gragt, Janssen, Casparij; Groenen, Van de Donk, Spitse; Beerensteyn, Miedema, Pelova
Misses next match if booked: Jill Roord, Lineth Beerensteyn, Dominique Janssen, Damaris Egurrola

Reporters' views

Vanessa Tomaszewski, France reporter

Netherlands vs France 2009 quarter-final shoot-out

Corinne Diacre's side have yet to score a second-half goal at these finals, but as the Netherlands game approaches, this youthful France team bristles with talent. After hitting the ground running with a 5-1 win against Italy in their first match, France qualified with a 2-1 win against Belgium, that success somewhat overshadowed by an injury to forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto. However, Grace Geyoro (one of a number of players in the squad who were U19 EURO winners in 2016) has scored three goals and Melvine Malard showed her sharpness with a goal within 43 seconds of kick-off against Iceland. Having made six changes against Iceland, Diacre is likely to revert to the XI that beat Belgium, Katoto aside.

Derek Brookman, Netherlands reporter

The return of Miedema is crucial. The Orange Lionesses have missed her unerring eye for goal, as well as her overall influence; it was, after all, the Arsenal striker who suggested the tactical tweak that helped the Netherlands draw with Sweden. The loss of Martens to a foot injury can be compensated by players like the fast and dynamic Esmee Brugts. France are clearly formidable opponents – fluid in their combination play, strong from front to back – but the Dutch are certainly not intimidated, and are confident of getting a result in Rotherham.

View from the camps

Groenen excited by quarter-final date

Corinne Diacre, France coach: "We know the Netherlands very well; we've watched them and we know their players – the starters and the subsitutites. There are no surprises, and there won't be any for them either.

"The Netherlands are the holders, and if either of us are favourites it should be them. As everyone keeps telling us: we've never been past the quarter-finals so we can hardly be favourites."

Wendie Renard, France captain: "Together, we are going to try to rewrite history. We need to pull out all the stops, and focus from first minute to the last. We need to be efficient and serene, to score goals and not concede any.

"It's normal for a coach to want to keep that secret [whether Miedema will start]. Miedema is a very competitive player and she'll want to play. She is a world-class player with the ability to hold the ball as well as take out an entire team."

Mark Parsons, Netherlands coach: "We know France very well; they know us very well. [Watching them on Monday against Iceland] was an opportunity to confirm what our experience in February and what our scouting told us. We've grown, and we've improved; they've grown, and they've improved. We're looking forward to it.

Women's EURO 2022: Every Netherlands goal so far

[On Miedema] "Two training sessions complete, one more to go [after Friday's press conference]. Things are looking OK. We won't know anything until we get through this training session and get back to the hotel. And then we'll make a decision."

Jackie Groenen, Netherlands midfielder: "The day before a game, I always wake up with a special feeling because it's getting close. We've had a long break since the last game so we've had a good recovery and we feel good.

"Everyone knows that [France] have a strong squad and a good team. They have quick players, they have technical players. I'm very impressed by them. You've seen with the other games in the knockout stage, there's a different kind of tension and a different vibe. I hope we can be there from the first minute and show what we can do."

Form guide


Renard 'feeling good' ahead of Dutch test

Group D winners
France 5-1 Italy (Rotherham)
France 2-1 Belgium (Rotherham)
Iceland 1-1 France (Rotherham)

Story so far: On Matchday 1, France had a thunderclap moment in Rotherham, putting five goals past Italy to underline their title credentials. They were the first side to score five in the first half of a Women's EURO game (though England soon trumped them on that front), while Geyoro completed her hat-trick before the interval (another first).

A narrow win against Belgium sealed progress for Diacre's side, though an injury to Katoto, who was billed as a potential finals star, was a blow: will Les Bleues be the same without her? The back-ups who came in against Iceland suggested there is strength in depth despite conceding an equaliser deep in added time.

Women's EURO best: Quarter-finals (2009, 2013, 2017, 2022)

Previous Women's EURO quarter-finals
03/09/2009: Netherlands 0-0 France, 5-4 pens (Tampere)
22/07/2013: France 1-1 Denmark, 2-4 pens (Linkoping)
30/07/2017: England 1-0 France (Deventer)


Great Netherlands Women's EURO goals

Group C runners-up
Netherlands 1-1 Sweden (Sheffield)
Netherlands 3-2 Portugal (Wigan & Leigh)
Switzerland 1-4 Netherlands (Sheffield)

Story so far: The Dutch were always likely to progress from this group, with Sweden tipped by many to take first place, so in that respect Parsons' side have lived up to expectations. They are yet to click, though, and there have been too many spells in all three matches in which the opposition have been in control.

Perhaps the return of Miedema will rejuvenate the side, but the Orange Lionesses will need to step up a gear to successfully defend their crown.

Women's EURO best: Winners (2017)

Previous Women's EURO quarter-finals
03/09/2009: Netherlands 0-0 France, 5-4 pens (Tampere)
29/07/2017: Netherlands 2-0 Sweden (Doetinchem)

What comes next

The victors will meet Germany in the second semi-final in Milton Keynes on Wednesday 27 July. The final takes place at Wembley four days later.