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On Wednesday Zambia Women face the Netherlands Female in Group F of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and this match will be played at Miyagi Stadium.
This summer’s tournament will be the first Olympics of these two nations, and they are in a group with experienced teams like Brazil and China.
Zambia’s preparation for the Tokyo Olympics has been interrupted by coronavirus restrictions that have limited the teams they could play against due to travel issues.
Therefore, Bruce mwapeThe team has only played South Africa in the run-up to Wednesday’s opening game, and that friendly was three months ago.
Zambia lost 3-1 to South Africa, who proved to be tough opponents by not losing a game since late 2019.
Many Zambian internationals have missed a spot on the 22-player squad for this summer due to injury or illness, including Racheal Nachula, who would have become a two-sport Olympian after competing in the 400-meter event in 2008.
As for the Netherlands, they did not qualify for the World Cup until 2015, and as that tournament was UEFA’s designated qualifying competition for the Olympics, the Netherlands did not make it to the 1996, 2000, 2004 Olympics. , 2008 or 2012.
The Dutch reached their first World Cup in 2015, but despite their round of 16 start good enough for a post-World Cup mini-tournament, Sweden sealed the last European spot for Rio 2016.
However, Sarina wiegmanThe team should not be underestimated in their first Olympics due to their success at the European Championships in 2017 and a long career at the 2019 World Cup.
The Netherlands won their first major international tournament at home in 2017 by beating Denmark in the Euro, and followed with a second place finish in France two years later.
Wiegman has been in charge of the Dutch national team since 2016 and this summer’s Olympics will be her last tournament as coach of the Netherlands, before assuming the role of coach of England.
A resounding 7-0 victory over Norway is the result with which the Netherlands enter this tournament, after their last friendly against South Africa was canceled due to coronavirus restrictions.
Zambian Captain Barbara Banda was the top scorer in the 2020 Chinese Women’s Super League, after moving from Logroño to Shanghai Shengli in January last year, and is expected to lead her nation’s line on Wednesday.
They are a young Zambian team heading to the Olympics, with the oldest player being the striker. Hellen mubanga at 26 and at 16 Esther siamfuko she is the youngest member of any of the Tokyo women’s soccer teams.
The reigning European champions have a package of attack threats that they can use, including Lieke martens, who won the triplet with Barcelona last season, Lineth beerensteyn, which helped Bayern Munich to their first league title in five years and Vivianne Miedema, who became the all-time top scorer in the Women’s Super League in October.
The most experienced player on the Dutch national team is the Ajax midfielder. Sherida spitse, who has 188 international matches to his name, and goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal is the captain of the Olympics this summer.
Possible starting lineup of Zambia Women:
Musonda; Mulenga, Khosa, Mweemba, Belemu; Kundananji, Chanda, Musase, Wilombe; Mubanga, Band
Possible starting lineup of Netherlands Women:
Van Veenendaal; Janssen, Van der Gragt, Nouwen, Folkertsma; Groenen, Van de Donk, Spitse; Miedema, Martens, Beerensteyn
Correct Score: Zambia Women 0-3 Netherlands Women
Despite the fact that neither team has made it to an Olympics before, the Netherlands have the experience of winning a major international tournament that will come in handy at their debut Olympics this summer.
Zambia’s interrupted preparations will not have helped the team, and the quality in the three Dutch forwards could bring goals for the Oranges on Wednesday.
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