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DUTCH WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM
The Dutch Women's National Team brought the European title to the Netherlands in 2017, and now this young squad is eyeing the world title. They're led by FC Barcelona striker Lieke Martens and backed by the legendary orange wave of Dutch support.
Keep an eye out for these players as they try to lead the Dutch to a world title.
Voted the best women's player in 2017, Martens is the sharp point of the Dutch attack. Quick, direct and technically gifted, she has a unique ability to burn defenders.
SHANICE VAN DE SANDEN
Whether she's playing for federation or club, Van de Sanden is frequently the fastest player on the pitch. Her sprints were invaluable for the Dutch in their title-winning European campaign.
Inspired by past KNVB favourites with a contemporary twist, the home shirt features a geometric graphic of a tulip in orange. An exclusive women's team crest, which was introduced in 2017, is featured on the front.
The away shirt pays homage to the classic Dutch third colours from 1988. A royal-blue geometric pattern celebrates "Total Football"—the position-switching style of play that earned the country reverential status in the '70s.