Xinhua News Agency, Lyon, France, July 6th (Reporter Su Bin and Wei Hua) The defending champions of the American women's football team will usher in the World Cup final with the Netherlands in Lyon on the 7th. Although the American team is better in terms of overall strength and competition experience, they dare not despise the Dutch team that won the European Championship two years ago. The US coach Ellis and the main forward Rapinoe who participated in the pre-match conference on the 6th gave high praise to the final opponents. Ellis believes that the Dutch team is highly disciplined and the game will be very intense.
6 On the 28th, the US coach Ellis before the game. On the same day, the 20thIn the quarterfinals of the 19th FIFA Women's World Cup, the United States defeated the French team 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Xu
"The Dutch team performed very well. They won the European Championship. Many players in the team are talented. Their head coach also knows what they do. The Dutch team is playing football. He’s done a great job on mobile and he’s very disciplined. This game will be very intense." Ellis said.
In Ellis' view, the Dutch team hopes to be able to control the ball and find the state through possession. The offensive routines are changeable, the players have done a very good position, are well-trained in the tactical system, and each has certain characteristics.
Rapino missed the semi-finals against England due to injury. She said that she feels good at the moment and is ready for tomorrow's game. She is also very excited about this. Ellis said that the final is near and no player wants to be excluded, which makes himShe is very excited as the head coach.
6 On the 28th, the American team player Rapino celebrated after scoring his second goal. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Xu
"The team that can enter the World Cup final must be a very good team, regardless of the attack line or the back line, but also in the technical and tactical style." Lapino Said that the Dutch team in this World Cup has done a good job in sharing the ball, but they also need to do their best to win. Some games are easier to win, while others are more difficult. This is revealed in the progress of a strong team. sign.
After entering this World Cup knockout round, the United States defeated the WestSpain, France and England are all European teams. In this regard, Rapino believes that through the previous three games, the team has personally felt how difficult it is to break through from European teams. As the European champions, the Dutch team has accumulated experience from this process and is undoubtedly an excellent team.
In history, the American women's football team has won the World Cup three times, and this year is the second time that the Dutch team has participated in the World Cup. Their progress in recent years is impressive.
6 On the 29th, the Dutch player Van der Grat (first from left) scored a header in the game. On the same day, the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup held in Valenciennes, FranceIn the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the Dutch team defeated the Italian team 2-0 to advance to the semi-finals. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zheng Huansong
Rapinoe said that becoming a European champion is very difficult and requires discipline, willpower, and various intangible things outside the stadium. The Dutch team has undergone training through the competition, knowing what it takes to win the championship.
Ellis showed enough confidence in her team. She said: "We have gone through a difficult journey and are standing here now. What I like about this team is that the players always keep With the desire to win."
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New media editor: intern Li Honglin
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