Groenen strike sends Netherlands into final

A fine strike from Jackie Groenen in extra-time sent the Netherlands through to the World Cup final at the expense of Sweden.

Both teams struggled at times to create chances throughout the game and when they did they found the opposition goalkeeper in their way.

Hedvig Lindahl and in particular Sari van Veenendaal were in inspired form as the game went to extra-time.

There Groenen found the breakthrough as she took aim from the edge of the area and fired into the bottom corner.

The Dutch will face the US in the final. This was the Netherlands’ first ever Women’s World Cup semi-final.

Sweden’s Hedwig Lindahl has played 19 World Cup matches – a national record.

This was the first Women’s World Cup semi-final to go to extra-time.

Jackie Groenen scored her goal with her first shot on target this tournament. – Eurosport

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