Netherlands and Italy are in a strange area when they meet on Saturday in Valenciennes, France, as part of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Italy and the Netherlands will go head to head in the third all-European quarter-final at the current year’s FIFI Women’s World Cup, with the two sides hoping to achieve the semi-final stage for the first time.
Italy’s noteworthy campaign at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup proceeded as they made moderately light work of China in their last 16 conflict to guarantee a conflict with the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.
Valentina Giacinti opened the scoring for the Italians in the 15th minute and they had the option to double their lead soon after the break when substitute Aurora Galli hit the back of the net to seal a 2-0 win.
Influential Italy striker Cristiana Girelli is an uncertainty for this game after she was brought off in the first half of the success over China with a knock and their odds of advancing will endure a shot on the off chance that she can’t take to the field.
The Netherlands won their fourth consecutive game at the Women’s World Cup as they advanced to the quarter-finals however they needed to depend on a last-gasp penalty to see off Japan in their last 16 challenge.
Lieke Martens opened the scoring in the 17th minute yet the Netherlands were pegged back just before the break and after a strained second half in which they found themselves under extraordinary pressure late on, they figured out how to procure a penalty which Martens kept her cool to change over.
The Dutch should enhance that performance in the event that they are to advance any further in the competition and ought to go with a similar beginning XI albeit one or two changes could happen after some under-par performances against Japan.
Italy face Netherlands in what ought to be a thrilling quarter-final challenge at the Women’s World Cup with the two teams fit for progressing to the semi-finals. Italy have been one of the unexpected packages of the competition because of some splendid displays and despite the fact that they will come into this game as underdogs, they are fit for making it to the last four. A great deal will rely upon if star striker Cristiana Girelli can beat her knock in time however on the off chance that she is fit, the Italians have enough to have the option to cause a stun and make the semi-finals.