Netherlands international Vivianne Miedema believes that this summer’s Euro 2022 in England is a great opportunity to raise the profile of women's football around the world.
There is excitement building as we are just over one week away from the tournament kicking off with England taking on Austria at Old Trafford. The game, like all of the Lionesses' group matches, is already a sell-out, which shows that the interest in the women's game is heading in the right direction.
Miedema, who is closing in on 100 international goals at 25, is the Oranje's all-time top scorer and was part of the Netherlands team that won Euro 2017 on home soil under current Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman. She believes that this tournament has the chance to grow women’s football and says England doing well will help with the task.
“This summer is probably one of the biggest chances to put women’s football on the map,” she told uefa.com.
“I think this is hopefully going to be the tournament. I hate to say it, but I want to see England do well because it will get people to the stadium, it will make the country itself feel really alive and I hope from there that we get our fan base coming to England because I do think that we’ve got the best fans in the world.”
It won’t just be the Oranje supporters flocking to England over the next few weeks as supporters from 99 different countries have purchased tickets to witness some of the best players in the world go head-to-head. This tournament has broken ticket sales records and it is gearing up to be an enthralling spectacle of football.
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