The European bosses will confront holders the United States in Lyon on Sunday, after Jill Ellis’ side’s success over England.
FIFA Womans Football : The 48,452 fans inside the Stade de Lyon had looked set to persevere through a cheeky punishment shootout, before Groenen’s fresh low shot sunk the Swedes’ expectations of achieving their subsequent last.
Previous Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal had before kept the Dutch on level terms with three significant recoveries, before Gunners striker Vivianne Miedema’s header was addressed to Sweden’s crossbar at the opposite end.
Substitute Shanice van de Sanden’s savage shot was then tipped wide by Hedvig Lindahl to send the game to additional time and the Dutch in the long run found a path through.
Sweden, who were playing in their fourth semi-last in the wake of staggering Germany in the last eight, will currently confront England in Saturday’s third-place play-off in NiceWednesday’s baffling challenge neglected to coordinate to the diversion, the quality or the extraordinary environment that was found in Tuesday’s holding tie among England and three-time champions the USA.
In any case, the Netherlands’ accomplishment – achieving the last while contending in just their second Women’s World Cup – was welcomed with passionate festivals at the full-time whistle following a strained 120 minutes and their bright fans hit the dance floor with happiness in the stands.
Positioned eighth on the planet, they have appreciated a fast ascent towards the highest point of the ladies’ down, two years in the wake of winning the Euros on home soil, and they have been supported by an exuberant, moving crowd of enthusiastic fans the whole way across France.
Sarina Wiegman’s side beat New Zealand 1-0, Cameroon 3-1 and Canada 2-1 to top Group E and achieve the knockout stages for the subsequent time.
An emotional 2-1 prevail upon Japan and a 2-0 quarter-last triumph against Italy pursued to place them into their first semi-last, and they barely defeated the Swedes in Lyon in spite of never truly playing their best football.
PFA player of the year Miedema, who was the top scorer in the English Women’s Super League in 2018-19, was moderately peaceful yet did nearly win the tie in ordinary time when previous Chelsea plug Lindahl did splendidly well to spare her header.
Shock bundle Sweden’s fine run finishes
The two goalkeepers had fine diversions as an efficient and conservative Sweden side made it difficult for the Dutch to make shots.
In any case, Groenen’s victor saw the Scandinavians wiped out by a similar side that thumped them out of the European Championship at the quarter-last stage in 2017.
Sweden will even now think back on their keep running in France affectionately, after successes over Chile and Thailand saw them achieve the knockout stages, before they rested key players and lost 2-0 to the USA to complete second behind the pre-competition top picks in Group F.
Amazing successes over exceedingly evaluated Canada and Germany pursued, as the Swedes took steps to coordinate their 2003 rushed to the last, however rather the Dutch will be the Women’s World Cup’s first European finalists since the Germans’ triumph in 2007.
With little between the different sides, the presentation of Lyon’s previous Liverpool winger Van de Sanden from the seat added pace to the Dutch assault and they looked somewhat the more grounded in the extra 30 minutes.
Previous Chelsea midfielder Groenen, who consented to join Manchester United from German club Frankfurt in May, was mobbed by her colleagues as the full-time whistle blew.
Be that as it may, the game finished minutes after Sweden’s previous Manchester City midfielder Kosovare Asllani was stolen away on a stretcher with concerning damage following a cumbersome landing. She was taken to medical clinic however Sweden will trust she can highlight against England on Saturday.