Switzerland and the Netherlands have advanced to the finals of the UEFA play-offs for the federation’s final spot in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The home-and-away series will take place between November 5 and 13.
Switzerland and Portland Thorns FC’s Ana Crnogorčević moved past Belgium with a pair of draws, 1-1 at home on Tuesday, and a 2-2 hard-fought road draw on Friday that gave Switzerland the road goals edge they needed to win the semifinal play-off.
The Netherlands advanced past Seattle Reign FC defender Theresa Nielsen and Denmark with a 2-0 home win on Friday and a 2-1 road win on Tuesday. The matchup was a rematch of the 2017 Euro final, also won by the Netherlands.
🚨 The #FIFAWWC UEFA zone play-off final is set 🚨
NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱 v 🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND
Europe's eighth and final ticket to France will be decided over two legs between 5-13 November 📅 pic.twitter.com/dPE1JbK1CD
— FIFA Women's World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) October 9, 2018
— nationalteams_SFVASF (@SFV_ASF) October 9, 2018
Fifteen of 24 countries have booked their tickets to France so far: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China PR, England, France (host nation), Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Thailand.