FIFA Women’s World Cup: Netherlands beats Portugal 1-0

Written By Lara Silva

In their debut match at the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand on Sunday, the Portuguese national women’s football team lost against the Netherlands 0-1. Coached by Francisco Neto, the Portuguese squad took on the Netherlands at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Both Portugal and the Netherlands are part of Group E, along with the United States and Vietnam. The United States had already played Vietnam and secured a victory with a score of 3-0.

Unfortunately, the Portuguese national team conceded an early goal and struggled to find an offensive response to recover. The decisive goal that secured the 1-0 victory for the Netherlands was scored by Stefanie van der Gragt.

Coach Neto employed a strategy used in the penultimate preparation match against England, with Ana Borges joining the central defenders in a defensive setup, while Tatiana Pinto covered the right side.

The goal of this strategy was to solidify the defense around goalkeeper Inês Pereira, relying on the speed of Jéssica Silva and Diana Silva as attackers.

The Dutch team came second in the last world cup. On Thursday, Portugal will go ahead and play against Vietnam.

Stay up to date
Subscribe To's Newsletter

Receive the latest news, travel information, stories, offers and more!

Invalid email address
Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Join our FB group Portugal Travel & Living for all things Portugal and news updates

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Follow Us


Most Popular

Time required to get Portuguese citizenship reduced by 12-18 months

Portuguese residents waiting to apply for citizenship can now breathe a huge sigh of relief! The Portuguese Parliament passed significant amendments on March 5th...

Spain vs Portugal: Which Golden Visa Program is Best?

There has been a lot of talk of Golden Visa schemes over the last few years. Each scheme has different rules and varying levels...

Life After NHR: Latest 2024 Update

Well, there is no doubt that 2023 was a rocky year in Portugal’s rich political history. The year saw changes to the very popular...

Latest Articles