Netherlands vs. Portugal live updates: Netherlands leads 1-0 at half


The Netherlands and Portugal are squaring off in a Sunday matchup (on FS1 and the FOX Sports app) at Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand, as Group E action at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup rolls on!

The last time the Netherlands played in the World Cup, it met the United States in the final, losing 2-0. The squad is looking to do one better this time around and is in stellar shape heading into the tournament, having won seven of its past 10 outings in international competition. The Oranje Leeuwinnen are averaging 2.3 goals per contest over that same span.

On the other side, the Seleção das Quinas are 1-1-1, with six goals scored and two allowed, against World Cup teams in 2023. Portugal wasn’t among the 24 countries that participated in the 2019 World Cup, as it failed to qualify.

Follow our live coverage below!

Netherlands vs. Portugal

37′: Letting it fly

The Netherlands kept the pressure on as it looked for a follow to its first goal. And the Dutch showed they weren’t going to be shy from anywhere on the pitch.

13′: Off the head!

Aggressiveness was the name of the game for the Dutch early. They earned themselves a corner early in the match, and capitalized in with some crafty teamwork. Stefanie van der Gragt was the woman of the moment on the header, which was deemed good after a VAR check.

PREGAME

Setting the stage

The “World Cup NOW” crew previewed the match live on Twitter ahead of kickoff.

All the feels

Portugal had never heard its national anthem played before a World Cup match. And when it did, the emotion of the moment brought some players to tears.

Bleeding orange

The Oranje Leeuwinnen faithful were out in full force in support of their beloved Netherlands squad.

Out for more

The Netherlands finished as the runner-up in the 2019’s Cup. To top that result only means one thing for Lieke Martens & Co.

Check out the full Women’s World Cup schedule and how to watch each match live here. Find the latest scores here.

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