Women’s football World Cup, Netherlands-Cameroon today


This 11 June 2019 video shows fans of the Dutch women’s national football team in Le Havre in France, where they played their World Cup match against New Zealand.

Today, many thousands of Dutch fans departed to Valenciennes in northern France, for the second match, against the Cameroon national team.

The nickname of the Dutch team is the ‘orange lionesses‘. Of the Cameroon team, the ‘indomitable lionesses‘.

This is a song by Dutch singer Claudia de Breij on the national team.

This 10 June 2019 video is called Canada v Cameroon – FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.

This video shows the 15 June 2019 World Cup match The Netherlands-Cameroon: 3-1.

This 15 June 2019 video is called Vivianne Miedema – Player of the Match – Netherlands v Cameroon.

Netherlands-New Zealand women’s World Cup, 1-0


Dutch international player Jill Roord, who scored the only goal in today's match against New Zealand, photo by Pro Shots

Today, during the women’s football World Cup tournament in France, the Dutch team beat New Zealand 1-0. By a header by substitute Jill Roord, whose club is Arsenal in London, in extra time.

This video is a summary of the match.

To celebrate, here a video about the Dutch national bird, the black-tailed godwit.

It is a 2015 video about black-tailed godwits in Iceland.

As the New Zealand women’s team are nicknamed the Football Ferns (they also have ferns depicted on their shirts), here also a video about New Zealand ferns.

This 2012 video is called The New Zealand Silver Fern.

The usual Dutch brass band ‘t Spul(t) was present. They played various songs, including Verdi’s Aida triumphal march. And Hup Holland Hup; a song written in 1950 for the Dutch men’s national soccer team. Sometimes the fans started singing it, and then the brass band joined in.

Women’s football World Cup, with brass band


This music video shows Dutch brass band ‘t Spul(t) from Zutphen city playing during the 2017 women’s football European championship in the Netherlands, won by the Dutch team. They wear orange shirts, like the national team football players.

The Dutch NOS TV reports today that they will also be present at the women’s football World Cup in France at the Dutch team’s matches. The first one will be this Tuesday afternoon, against New Zealand, in Le Havre.

Among the songs they play are Happy by Pharrell Williams and Sweet Child O’Mine by Guns ‘N Roses.

Brass band 't Spult, photo Eline de Zeeuw/NOS

Netherlands-Australia 3-0, women’s football


This 1 June 2019 video is about today’s friendly international women’s football match in Eindhoven of the Netherlands against Australia.

Both teams have qualified for the World Cup, which will start on 7 June in France.

Though, according to the Huffington Post, Australia is one of the dark horses to win the World Cup tournament, the Dutch ‘orange lionesses’ beat the Australian ‘Matildas‘ 3-0.

This is a 26 May 2019 Dutch music video of a song supporting their women’s team.

2019 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup has been described as the most important in history. Kicking off in Paris today, the tournament promises an unprecedented wealth of talent, and never before has women’s football had such a platform. [CNN]

African teams at women’s football World Cup


This 31 May 2019 video says about itself:

Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa in high spirits ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup

Africa’s representatives at the Women’s World cup are in high spirits ahead of kick off on June 7.

Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon have intensified preparations as show time looms.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are optimistic about their strategies and tactics to top group A. With such determination South Korea, Norway and host nation France face a daunting challenge. ”He [the trainer] wants us to play in the 3-5-2 formation, I think that has been our best formation right now, I think it’s a great improvement for the team’‘, said Super Falcons’ captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku.

New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands also face a hurdle with Cameroon.

Known as the Indomitable Lionesses and so hungry to win, the three other teams on such a fairly balanced group will have to fight their way through.

Indomitable Lionesses’ goalkeeper, Mireille Mambingo said they are ready to leave no stone unturned.

“Like all lionesses going out hunting, we’re on a hunt and we’ll get our prey, because a lioness never comes home empty-handed’‘, she said.

Although Germany remains number 2 in the world and is unbeaten since losing to France in last year’s Cup, South Africa is also ready to put up a fight, with China and Spain also on the group.

“Today you are good, tomorrow you are better and the other day you’re even greater”, Banyana Banyana’s striker, Thembi Kgatlana said.

‘‘So yes people say we’re in the group of death, but I mean by the time we’ll be at the World Cup we’ll be good as a team and they would not know what to expect from us’‘, she added.

Jamaican women’s football World Cup, first time


This 13 May 2019 video says about itself:

The Reggae Girlz: How Bob Marley‘s daughter helped Jamaica reach the Women’s World Cup | ESPN FC

Alexis Nunes and ESPN bring the story of how Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s eldest daughter, rescued the Jamaica Women’s football team from financial turmoil and put them on the path towards qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Reggae Girlz, thanks to their famous benefactor and an influx of talent from the Jamaican diaspora, made history in 2018 by becoming the first ever Caribbean nation to qualify for the tournament.

The World Cup tournament will start on 7 June, with hosts France playing South Korea.

Jamaica will play its first match on 9 May, against Brazil.

The Jamaican national team is ranked at #53 by FIFA. So, it would surprise many people if they would go far in France against all other teams ranked higher by FIFA. Still, as they say, ‘in football, the ball is round’, and can go anywhere. There have been many surprises in football before.

This 8 May 2019 video says about itself:

Meet the members of the Jamaica Senior Reggae Girlz Team

The Senior Reggae Girlz are on a mission to bring Jamaica to the world!

This video says about itself:

Jamaica Senior Reggae Girlz 3-1 Panama | International Friendly | May 19, 2019

The #ReggaeGirlz said their final farewell to Jamaica before their debut appearance in the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France with an AWESOME victory defeating Panama 3-1 at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

This video is called TVJ News: Major Glitch in Reggae Girlz Travelling Arrangements [to Europe] – May 25 2019.