FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Netherlands vs South Africa Match Preview, team news, possible lineups, and every detail

Here is the Match Preview, Team News, and every detail of Netherlands vs South Africa match in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.

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Allianz Stadium, also known as Sydney Football Stadium will host the Netherlands vs South Africa, the second Round of 16 clash of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 on Sunday. The Dutch topped Group E while South Africa claimed a 3-2 victory over Italy to secure their place in the last 16. After finishing as runners-up four years ago, the Netherlands's hope of going one better has been boosted by their impressive performance in the group stage. Andries Jonker's side began the tournament with a narrow 1-0 victory over Portugal before they played out a 1-1 draw with the USA in a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final. The Netherlands showed their attacking talent in the final group game against Vietnam, as they cruised to a 7-0 victory.

South Africa are competing in their second Women's World Cup after previously appearing at the 2019 tournament. That disappointment proved to be the start of South Africa's journey, as they went on to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 2022. They are showcasing their improvement in the Women's World Cup 2023. After suffering a narrow defeat to Sweden on Matchday One, the Banyana Banyana gave up a two-goal lead in their second game with Argentina, ensuring that they would require a win from their final group match against Italy to have any hope of reaching the last 16. Thembi Kgatlana scored a late stoppage-time goal in the final group stage game to book their tickets for the Round of 16.

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Netherlands vs South Africa Match Preview

Match Details

  • Match: Netherlands vs South Africa
  • Kickoff time & Date: 06/08/2023 | 7:30 A.M. (IST)
  • Venue: Sydney Football Stadium, Australia
  • Where to watch: Fancode (India) and DD Sports
Netherlands vs South Africa: Sydney Football Stadium, Australia | Sportz Point

Sydney Football Stadium, Australia

Netherlands vs South Africa | Head-to-head

Netherlands have restricted South Africa in all their eight previous clashes. The Dutches have outscored South Africa 22-5 in their head-to-head meetings. The Netherlands are unbeaten in five games. They have scored 18 goals and conceded two. South Africa have scored ten goals and conceded seven in their last five games. The Netherlands have won four times and drawn once in their last five games, while South Africa have won twice, drawn once, and lost twice in the same period.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Netherlands vs South Africa | Team News

Netherlands striker Lineth Beerensteyn has missed the last two matches through injury. She is expected to be fit for Sunday's last-16 tie. The Juventus forward may have to settle for a place on the bench, though, with Jonker expected to name an unchanged lineup. Having conceded just one goal in the tournament, the back three of Sherida Spitse, Stephanie van der Gragt, and Dominique Janssen will be looking to produce another strong defensive display.

As for their opponents, they will be without the services of Refiloe Jane, who picked up an injury in South Africa's second group game against Argentina. After being suspended for the win over Italy, Kholosa Biyana could be brought into the starting lineup for Sunday's encounter. Kgatlana will provide one of South Africa's main goal threats after finding the net in her country's final two group games.

Possible Lineups

Netherlands Women's possible starting lineup:

Van Domselaar; Spitse, Van der Gragt, Janssen; Pelova, Roord, Groenen, Van de Donk, Brugts; Snoeijs, Martens

South Africa Women's possible starting lineup:

Swart; Ramalepe, Mbane, Gamede, Dhalmini; Biyana, Motlhalo; Cesane, Seoposenwe, Magaia; Kgatlana

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