Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women’s World Cup squad

KNVB Media
KNVB Media
10 April, 14:15

Sarina Wiegman has announced her World Cup squad - Photo: KNVB Media

Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman has revealed the 23 names she is taking to France this summer for the Women’s World Cup - as well as seven on the standby list. The preliminary squad includes Stefanie van der Gragt (FC Barcelona) and Victoria Pelova (ADO Den Haag).

Both players missed the two friendlies this past week due to injuries. The Netherlands beat Mexico 2-0 on Friday and Chile 7-0 on Tuesday. Defender Van der Gragt and midfielder Pelova are on their way back from an upper leg injury and a shoulder injury respectively.

Preliminary Netherlands Women's World Cup squad:

PlayerClub
Lineth BeerensteynBayern Munich
Dominique BloodworthArsenal
Anouk DekkerMontpellier HSC
Merel van DongenReal Betis
Daniëlle van de DonkArsenal
Kika van EsAjax
Loes GeurtsKopparbergs/Göteborg FC
Stefanie van der GragtFC Barcelona
Jackie Groenen1. FFC Fankfurt
Ellen JansenAjax Amsterdam
Renate JansenFC Twente Enschede
Inessa KaagmanEverton
Danique KerkdijkBristol City
Lize KopAjax Amsterdam
Desiree van LunterenSC Freiburg
Lieke MartensFC Barcelona
Vivianne MiedemaArsenal
Liza van der MostAjax Amsterdam
Victoria PelovaADO Den Haag
Jill RoordBayern Munich
Shanice van de SandenOlympique Lyon
Sherida SpitseVålerenga
Sari van VeenendaalArsenal

— Stefanie van der Gragt is back among the Orange Lionesses

The following seven players are on the standby list: Cheyenne van den Goorbergh (FC Twente Enschede), Barbara Lorsheyd (ADO Den Haag), Aniek Nouwen (PSV Eindhoven), Katja Snoeijs (PSV Eindhoven), Ashleigh Weerden (FC Twente Enschede), Jennifer Vreugdenhil (Valencia) and Siri Worm (Everton).

Final squad

The official list of 23 players, including their numbers, must be sent to football’s world governing body FIFA by Friday, 24 May. In case of (serious) injuries, Wiegman will be allowed to make changes to the squad up to 24 hours before the first World Cup group match against New Zealand.

This year’s Women’s World Cup finals will be held in France from 7 June to 7 July. In the group stage, the Netherlands will face:

  • New Zealand - Tuesday, 11 June 3 p.m.
  • Cameroon - Saturday, 15 June 3 p.m.
  • Canada - Thursday, 20 June 6 p.m.
    (all times CET)

— The Netherlands line-up ahead of Friday’s friendly against Mexico

Final friendly against Australia

Just before leaving for France, the Netherlands will play their final pre-World Cup friendly against Australia, who have also qualified for the finals. The match between the Orange Lionesses and the "Matildas" is scheduled in the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven on Saturday, 1 June. Kick-off at 6.15 pm.

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