The Dutch footballers lost to the United States in the quarterfinals. As the score was 2-2 after extra time, a penalty was needed to determine the game. Vivian Midema and Anik Nuen missed, while the American players made no mistake.
The Netherlands started the game well. The best scorer of the match, Vivian Maidema, returned to the American penalty area in the 18th minute and opened the scoring with a goal. However, before the break, the United States thanked Samantha Mavis and Lynn Williams for their success.
Maidema, who played his 100th game in the Orange, fell 2-2, in the 54th minute. The 25-year-old striker pulled from the left and put a low shot in the left corner of the right corner. Ten minutes before the end, the League Martens had a chance to decide the game from the penalty spot, but her effort was taken by goalkeeper Alyssa Nair.
In extra time, both teams scored in an offside position, meaning the score did not change. America was flawless in the penalty shootout. The country faces Canada in the semifinals on Monday, with the Netherlands eliminated.
This article is part of our live blog: The footballers lost after a penalty from the United States
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