Netherlands sailed into the semi-finals after a comfortable victory over Italy

Italy 0-2 Netherlands

The Netherlands reached the Women’s World Cup semi-finals for the first time thanks to two second-half headers against Italy in Valenciennes.

Vivianne Miedema, the Netherlands’ all-time top scorer, netted her 61st international goal with a glancing header from Sherida Spitse’s free-kick.

And Stefanie van der Gragt powered home another Spitse free-kick to seal their place in the last four.

The European champions will face Germany or Sweden in the semi-final.

That fourth quarter-final kicks off at 17:30 BST. The semi-final will be in Lyon on Wednesday.


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