The coach of the Dutch women’s team, Andries Jonker, announced the squad’s call-up for the two games against Scotland in the UEFA Nations League. The big highlight of this call-up is the return of Vivianne Miedema. The 27-year-old Arsenal striker is recovering from a serious knee injury.
Vivianne Miedema tore her anterior cruciate ligament in December during the UEFA Champions League match against Olympique Lyonnais. As a result, Vivianne Miedema missed the World Cup that was played in Australia and New Zealand. A comeback is now becoming possible for the Rotterdam-born center forward. However, the timing of the call-up is somewhat surprising because Vivianne Miedema is yet to return to play for Arsenal since her injury.
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“I spoke to Vivianne Miedema and Arsenal and analyzed the possibilities. Vivianne Miedema trains with the Arsenal group and can also train with our group. If everything goes well, it is possible that I will use it in the matches against Scotland” said Andries Jonker.
For the UEFA Nations League, the Dutch team will play for the first time at home against Scotland, on Friday, October 27, and the return will be at Hampden Park four days later, in Scotland.