Portland Thorns FC forward Nadia Nadim and Denmark will take on the Netherlands in the final of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 tournament (Sunday, 11 a.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN App). The final will take place in front of a sold out Netherlands home crowd in Enschede.
Denmark advanced to the final after knocking off Austria in penalty kicks on Thursday.
Denmark will be without Washington Spirit midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen, who injured her knee in the semifinal. Denmark announced Friday that Sigvardsen Jensen had torn her ACL. Sigvardsen Jensen had played every minute for Denmark before her injury on Thursday.
— UEFA Women's EURO (@UEFAWomensEURO) August 4, 2017
Bittersweet today. Gutted for Line, who's been key for Denmark. Huge win for the Spirit today, Ari & Meggie w/their 1st pro goals! #WeWill
— Jim Gabarra (@JimGabarra1) August 5, 2017
In the semifinal, Nadim converted the first penalty kick after the first 120 minutes finished scoreless. Denmark won 3-0 in PKs as goalkeeper Stina Lykke Petersen made two saves, and Austria missed another attempt.
Denmark was in the semifinal thanks to their upset of Germany, the six-time defending champions of the tournament, in the quarterfinals. Germany went up 1-0 in the first half, but Nadim scored the equalizer in the 49th minute. Denmark scored the game-winner in the 83rd minute on a header by Theresa Nielsen, for a 2-1 comeback win.
— Nadine Angerer (@NAngerer) August 3, 2017