Team analysis



Netherlands squad
1Jennifer Vreugdenhil12/01/1995Goalkeeper9090909090 ADO Den Haag (NED)
2Corine Peels18/03/1996Defender 12+15+12+ PSV Eindhoven (NED)
3Dominique Bloodworth17/01/1995Defender9090909090 SGS Essen (GER)
4Danique Kerkdijk01/05/1996Defender9079*909090 FC Twente '65 (NED)
5Danielle Kuikstra07/03/1995Midfield9078*75*78* SC Heerenveen (NED)
6Kim Mourmans01/04/1995Midfield90909077*90 R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
7Jeslynn Kuijpers23/06/1995Forward61*909090901 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
8Inessa Kaagman17/04/1996Midfield90909090901 AFC Ajax (NED)
9Vivianne Miedema15/07/1996Forward 45*69*84*906 FC Bayern München (GER)
10Jill Roord22/04/1997Midfield9090909046* FC Twente '65 (NED)
11Lineth Beerensteyn11/10/1996Forward29+31+ 6+ ADO Den Haag (NED)
12Lucie Akkerman11/08/1996Defender9011+45+9090 SC Heerenveen (NED)
13Simone Kets30/07/1996Forward9059*90 29+ SC Heerenveen (NED)
14Laura Strik27/06/1996Forward20+45+ 9061* PSV Eindhoven (NED)
15Lauren Delleman14/01/1995Defender909045* AFC Ajax (NED)
16Nienke Olthof23/04/1995Goalkeeper SC Heerenveen (NED)
17Sharon Bruinenberg22/08/1996Midfield 21+13+44+ FC Zwolle (NED)
18Sisca Folkertsma21/05/1997Midfield70* SC Heerenveen (NED)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

André Koolhof
"This is the age when you should be learning to play to get a result. In the final, Spain were the better team – all credit to them – but it's the result that counts. It's surprising that we won really. That's football. But the girls had been getting better and better all season. They had always had technique but their tactical awareness really came on. We grew in strength during the tournament and the players and staff learned how to cope with the stresses of a final."

Netherlands team analysis

Netherlands team analysis

• 4-3-3 with strong 1v1 technique, passing ability in all departments

• Kaagman the playmaker; good balance with Mourmans in midfield

• Mix of short passing combinations and long diagonal passing to open play

• Good width, wingers combining effectively with advancing full-backs

• Excellent goalkeeper sweeping behind defence, looking to build from back

• Good pressing game to win ball early and launch fast counterattacks

• Powerful attack led by natural predator Miedema