The European champions beat Sweden 1-0 in more significant time to set-up a very last in opposition to holders the united states, who are controlled through Portsmouth-born Jill Ellis.

Germany’s win over Sweden in 2003 changed into the handiest other time a Women’s World Cup very last turned into controlled by using two ladies.

“What we need to do as women is to show that we have characteristics,” said Wiegman.

“In the larger photo, I think it is crucial that ladies get the danger to increase – as gamers, coaches, and in different kinds of football and society.

“I additionally suppose ladies have to have the heart to make picks and take risks to go for better positions.”

Report: Netherlands 1-0 Sweden
Relive the Netherlands’ win over Sweden
How the players rated in the semi-final

The Netherlands, on a run of 12 straight wins in essential tournaments, handiest certified for the match for the second time and are into their first very last, having been knocked out at the closing 16 stages four years in the past.

Wiegman said: “The ability has been within the Netherlands for the long term. The facilities were not there, but when you consider that 2007 for the reason that Eredivisie began and the players could reach higher, they evolved a lot that they progressed.

“At massive tournaments, they develop even more. They make transfers to big golf equipment in Europe. Most of the gamers were at more than one large tournaments, so they believe greater now.”
‘We could be international champions’

One of the Dutch players creating a massive transfer is match-winner Jackie Groenen, whose terrific, low strike in the 99th minute edged them through.

Midfielder Groenen, 24, will go away Frankfurt in Germany to join Women’s Super League rookies Manchester United next season and emerge as the club’s first overseas participant.

Groenen stated: “I noticed a nice angle and we were discussing it for more than one weeks that I want to take pictures extra often. The ball got here nicely, so I thought ‘let’s do that.’

“It is not that essential to me to be the only who scores the aim. But it is still pleasant.

“We watched America recreation against England and of the route they may be a solid group. I wish we can be able to play our recreation. Who knows what will show up?

“It is excellent so that you can play the very last. I am so proud. It is lovely to be playing in a group that offers you self-confidence. We provide that to each other.

“We by no means knew this would be possible. It is one greater in shape, and we can be world champions. It can be difficult, but it will likely be awesome to win.”
Swedes trying to end on an excessive

Sweden were runners-up in 2003 however will now face England in the 0.33/fourth area playoff in Lyon on Saturday and boss Peter Gerhardsson is hoping to give up on a high.

“It is ready the medal and finishing up 0.33 feels higher than fourth,” stated Gerhardsson. “We will do everything in our strength to do this.

“It is not lots of time, and we can need to test on gamers, so we will have to plan to look at what number of can play. The World Cup is a hard match.

“Once you are on the pitch, it will likely be qualified for the players to carry out another match and with a bit of luck go away with a bronze.”

Reflecting on the sport, Gerhardsson stated: “There is a sense of emptiness. You aren’t angry or unhappy or disillusioned. Of route, you are not satisfied. Just empty, that is what I experience like right now.”

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