IJSSELSTEIN / NIEUWEGEIN – Dutch footballers will face off against Iceland, the Czech Republic, Belarus and Cyprus to qualify for the 2023 World Cup. This was determined by draw in Nyon on Friday.
Obliged at our stand to place ourselves “
Nieuwegean goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal is the captain of the Orange Lionesses. IJsselstein’s striker Shanice van de Sanden is also still in the squad.
The Netherlands, which lost the final to the United States in the previous World Cup in 2019, are in Group C in the European qualifying process. There are nine groups in total: six with six countries and three with five countries. The nine group winners qualify directly for the World Cup, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand in two years. The numbers 2 face off in the play-offs for the remaining tickets.
“We are certainly obliged from our stand to qualify directly for the World Cup,” said captain Van Veenendaal. “Iceland is the team that hits me the most. They are a team with many physically strong players. We certainly should not underestimate this team, although there may have been more teams. strong in pot 2. “
Van Veenendaal did not see the Orange group’s app explode after the draw. “It was different after the draw for the Olympics, but they are also getting closer now. We are looking forward to the World Cup, in great places. We will face resistance in the qualifying tournament, but we’ll do whatever we can. go to the World Cup to get there. ”The qualifying matches will take place between September 2021 and September 2022.