Jill Roord strikes to rescue draw for holders Netherlands against Sweden | Women’s Euro 2022

The Netherlands may have beaten Sweden on their way to winning the last Women’s Euros and reaching the 2019 Women’s World Cup but the sense they will be relieved to survive this high-octane clash with the 2021 Olympic finalists only serves to underline how difficult it is to call the likely winners of this tournament.

A record crowd for a Women’s Euros group game not involving the hosts, of 21,342, witnessed two of the superpowers of the game slug it out in a match that would not be out of place should it be reprised in the final. “I hope so,” Vivianne Miedema, the Netherlands…

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