The Orange ladies will play against Belarus on Wednesday evening in a packed top sports center in Almere. The European Championship qualifying match can be seen live on the open channel of Ziggo Sport for those who stay at home.
At 6:00 PM, the national team opens the series at home. On channel 14 of Ziggo Sport, the broadcast starts at 17:45. Former international Maura Visser is the analyst.
Polman and Abbingh
On Monday, the Netherlands, led by the new national coach Monique Tijsterman, came together again for the first time since the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Of the 22-man roster, sixteen players are on the match sheet against Belarus. The international is sold out.
The many fans must miss Estavana Polman. The playmaker of the Danish Team Esbjerg is coming back from a serious knee injury and is only associated with the group as a training member. Companion Lois Abbingh did not report at all in Naarden due to a hamstring injury.
After the home game against Belarus, the Netherlands will take on another group member on October 10 in Crete: Greece. Germany completes the group of Orange. The top-2 has qualified for the European championship in 2022 after six group matches.
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Photo: Jaap van der Pijl