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Netherlands v Sweden: Women's EURO quarter-final facts

Published: Wednesday 26 July 2017, 12.45CET
Hosts the Netherlands take a perfect group record into their Doetinchem quarter-final against a Sweden side aiming to reach their ninth semi-final.
Netherlands v Sweden: Women's EURO quarter-final facts
Action from these teams' March meeting in Lagos, Portugal ©Sportsfile

Tournament statistics

NetherlandsSweden

Goals scored13
 
4
Total attempts75
 
55
Attempts on target31
 
13
off target31
 
27
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
2
Corners23
 
26
Offsides5
 
7
Yellow cards10
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed76
 
39
Fouls suffered70
 
30
Published: Wednesday 26 July 2017, 12.45CET

Netherlands v Sweden: Women's EURO quarter-final facts

Hosts the Netherlands take a perfect group record into their Doetinchem quarter-final against a Sweden side aiming to reach their ninth semi-final.

• The Netherlands won all three of their Group A games, beating Norway (1-0), Denmark (1-0) and Belgium (2-1).

• Sweden opened Group B by holding Germany 0-0 and then crucially beat Russia 2-0. That meant they could afford a 3-2 loss to Italy and still finish second.

• Lotta Schelin's two goals so far have made her the all-time leading UEFA Women's EURO group scorer on six.

Quarter-final pedigree
• The Netherlands have reached this stage three times. In 1989, over two legs, they went down 5-1 to Norway and two years later they lost 1-0 on aggregate to an extra-time Denmark goal in Denekamp. On their finals debut in 2009 they beat France 5-4 on penalties following a 0-0 draw; Shanice van de Sanden, Sherida Spitse, Angela Christ were all unused substitutes that day.

• Italy's eliminination means Sweden are now the only nation to have reached the last eight in all 12 editions of this competition. Their only quarter-final losses were in 1991 (on away goals to Italy after 1-1 and 0-0 draws), 1993 (3-2 on aggregate to Denmark) and 2009 (3-1 to Norway). In 2013, as hosts, they beat Iceland 4-0.

• Sweden are aiming to reach a ninth semi-final, which before this tournament was a record shared by Germany and Norway.

Previous meetings
• These teams last met competitively in March 2016 in the Olympic qualifiers in Rotterdam. A 1-1 draw took Sweden to Brazil (where they won silver) at the Netherlands' expense. Vivianne Miedema's early goal for Roger Reijners' side was cancelled out just before half-time by Olivia Schough.

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Sweden celebrate after booking an Olympic spot

• The teams that day ...
Netherlands: Van Veenendaal, Van Lunteren, Zeeman (Kerkdijk 46), Van den Berg, Janssen (Middag 86), Dekker, Van de Donk, Spitse, Melis (Slegers 68), Miedema, Van de Sanden.
Sweden:
Lindahl, Samuelsson, Fischer, Sembrant, Rubensson, Appelqvist, Dahlqvist, Seger, Jakobsson, Schough (Berglund 83), Schelin (Blackstenius 57).

• These sides have met six times in UEFA Women's EURO qualifying. In 2001 Sweden drew 1-1 at home and won 3-0 in Rotterdam. In 1989, when Pia Sundhage was playing, it was 0-0 in Sweden and the Netherlands won 1-0 at home. In 1987 both teams won their home games 2-0.

• In 19 meetings overall, including friendlies, Sweden have ten wins to the Netherlands' five, with four draws. Sweden lead 32-14 on goals. The Netherlands beat Sweden 1-0 in the 2017 Algarve Cup in March, their first win in the fixture since 1992.

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Stadion De Vijverberg

Miscellaneous
• In April, the Netherlands beat Iceland 4-0 in a friendly in Doetinchem at the home of De Graafschap, where Saturday's game will be played.

• The Netherlands' Jill Roord and Lineth Beerensteyn have this summer teamed up with Sweden's Fridolina Rolfö at Bayern München. Vivianne Miedema has just left the German club for Arsenal.

• Sweden's Stina Blackstenius plays with Anouk Dekker at Montpellier.

• Netherlands midfielder Sheila van den Bulk is based in Sweden with Djurgården.

• The Netherlands' Anouk Dekker, Jackie Groenen, Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van de Donk Danielle and Stefanie van der Gragt are a booking from missing a potential semi-final, as is Sweden's Magdalena Eriksson.

Last updated: 28/07/17 16.00CET

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