‘The World Cup is a beautiful point on the horizon’

'The World Cup is a beautiful point on the horizon'


Goalkeeper Daphne van Doumselaar is not only going for the title with FC Twente Women, but also for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. “The World Cup is a beautiful point on the horizon.”

chant – Squatter Twente – Ajax on November 27 is the next match for Daphne van Domselaar (22). Previously, Twente women had already won against AZ Alkmaar (0-5), BEC (6-0), (Heerenveen 0-9), PSV (3-1), The Hague (0-1), Telstar (0-4). ) and last Sunday the Excelsior (9-0). He won seven matches seven times. Vienna Word scored no fewer than four goals against Excelsior. Renate Jansen made two and each of Kaitlin Dykstra, Kylie Van Doren and Ella Bedmores. Ajax beat PSV 1-0 and are leading with 24 points from 8 matches. Twente have 21 out of 7 plus a better goal difference.

Matches against Feyenoord (away, December 2) and Fortuna (home, December 11) will follow before the winter break. “The big competitions are coming,” says van Doumselaar. She just finished an international match against Denmark. Score 2-0, kept zero. “It was a fun game. We played again 3-5-2. It took a little getting used to. It was the third time and now it’s the best. A decent match.”

Van Doumselaar started playing football at the age of eleven. At the LSVV in Langedijk, North Holland. At first, the E girls didn’t have a permanent bodyguard. “It was crazy until I scored the goal. I liked it right away.” I played with the girls for a year and a half and then went to the D1 and C1 boys. “I also trained at Telstar Academy at the time. When they started there with a team of promises, I went to Telstar. ” At the age of seventeen she joined FC Twente, where she immediately played three matches in the first team.

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She’s Orange’s permanent keeper in 2022? “I consider it an honour. It went quickly. Sarri van Venendael was injured in the European Championships, and Van Doumselaar came through and excelled. “She was the captain and she went down. Then you just want to do it right. It’s so nice that I’m a keeper of the Orange. But I have to keep performing. The World Cup will take some time, but it’s a nice point on the horizon.”

The World Cup takes place from July 20 to August 20, 2023 and will be held in Australia and New Zealand. Orange is in a group with the United States, Vietnam and the winner of the playoff between Portugal, Thailand and Cameroon. tough group? Van Domselaar isn’t sure. “They’ve been less well in the US lately, but there’s still a long time between them until the World Cup. I haven’t seen Vietnam yet and the third player comes out of the playoff. I think it will be announced in February. Then we also have an international period with practice matches. I haven’t Opponents are announced after.

But first Twente – Ajax.

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