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Netherlands 1-0 Sweden: Dutch advance to first ever Women's World Cup Final

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The Netherlands will face the United States in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.

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The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will feature the reigning World Cup champions United States taking on the reigning European champions Netherlands.

The Dutch held on for the final period of extra time to see off Sweden in Wednesday's semifinal.

After a rather unimpressive 90 minutes, the reigning European champions have found a goal! The first period of extra time is now completed, and the Netherlands is 15 minutes away from their first ever Women’s World Cup Final.

Following yesterday’s first Semifinal, the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup returns today with the second semifinal to find out the second team to make it. Sweden has been this far several times in their past, but this is a whole new experience for the Netherlands.

Leika Martens and Vivianne Miedema have shown for two years now that they can, in fact, lead the Netherlands to glory. With last year’s sensational European Championship victory, they announced to the world that they were to be taking completely seriously as a nation. Now, they’re one step away from something that seemed impossible four years ago: a World Cup Final.

Sweden finally got the chip off their shoulder that was being unable to beat Germany in a big game. With that major 2-1 victory under their belt, their confidence is rising with another appearance in a Final as their target. Despite always being lauded as one of the game’s elite teams, Sweden have never been able to lift that World Cup trophy. Will this year be different?

If the Dutch can make the Final, they will have done it in only their second ever World Cup. For Sweden, an appearance in the Final will be their second ever. The first came in 2003 when they lost to Germany.

If you’re looking to watch the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, fuboTV has you for your streaming needs and, as always, Live Soccer TV can tell you where to find the World Cup on television or streaming in your country.

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