Netherlands Women's World Cup 2023 squad: The 23-woman squad for the tournament

Netherlands Women's World Cup 2023 squad: Netherlands players celebrate the team’s 2-0 victory and advance to the quarter final following the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Round of 16 match between Netherlands and South Africa at Sydney Football Stadium on August 06, 2023 in Sydney / Gadigal, Australia.
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The Netherlands Women’s World Cup 2023 squad are into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

The 2019 finalists came into the tournament with little fanfare of expectation despite their runners-up status from four years ago. After a sub-par Euro 2022 and a change of head coach, the hype around Andries Jonker’s side has been tampered, but they’ve got to the quarter-finals and have gone about their business quietly. 

A narrow win over Portugal didn’t set the world alight, but their draw with USA gave them every chance of top spot in Group E, which they sealed with a heavy win over Vietnam in the final group stage game. Jonker has his side playing effective football, despite using a 3-5-2 system which hasn’t historically been favoured within the Netherlands.  

Forward duo Victoria Pelova and Esmee Brugts have excelled in the wing-back roles, while new Manchester City signing Jill Roord has four goals so far, behind only Japan’s Hinata Miyazawa. Up front, Jonker has had to rotate Lineth Beerensteyn due to injury, but Lieke Martens has a goal and two assists to her name and things are starting to click nicely. 

Spain will be no easy task, especially without the suspended Danielle van de Donk, but don’t underestimate a side which has looked tough to beat so far. In a short space of time, they’ve become a well-drilled outfit under the guidance of Jonker and while there may be something of a spark missing when it comes to the latter stages, this tournament has been a success so far for the Dutch. 

Netherlands Women's World Cup 2023 squad

Danielle Van De Donk of Netherlands celebrates after scoring her team's fifth goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group E match between Vietnam and Netherlands at Dunedin Stadium on August 01, 2023 in Dunedin / Ōtepoti, New Zealand.

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Netherlands Women's World Cup 2023 squad

  • GK: Daphne van Domselaar (Twente)
  • GK: Lize Kop (Ajax)
  • GK: Jacintha Weimar (Feyenoord)
  • DF: Stefanie van der Gragt (Inter Milan)
  • DF: Dominique Janssen (VfL Wolfsburg)
  • DF: Merel van Dongen (Atletico Madrid)
  • DF: Aniek Nouwen (AC Milan)
  • DF: Lynn Wilms (VfL Wolfsburg)
  • DF: Kerstin Casparij (Manchester City)
  • DF: Caitlin Dijkstra (Twente)
  • MF: Sherida Spitse (Ajax)
  • MF: Daniëlle van de Donk (Lyon)
  • MF: Jackie Groenen (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • MF: Jill Roord (VfL Wolfsburg)
  • MF: Victoria Pelova (Arsenal)
  • MF: Damaris Egurrola (Lyon)
  • MF: Jill Baijings (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • MF: Wieke Kaptein (Twente)
  • FW: Lieke Martens (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • FW: Lineth Beerensteyn (Juventus)
  • FW: Renate Jansen (Twente)
  • FW: Esmee Brugts (PSV)
  • FW: Katja Snoeijs (Everton)

Netherlands manager

Who is Netherlands' manager?

Amsterdammer Andries Jonker, 60, has been an influential figure in the men's game for a while now, with career milestones including a stint as VfL Wolfsburg manager, an interim coaching spell at Bayern Munich, being assistant to Louis van Gaal at Barcelona and restructuring the Arsenal Hale End academy into the talent factor that produced the likes of Bukayo Saka. An experienced head, he had a temporary stint as the Netherlands women boss over two decades ago. 

Top scorers

Who's scored for the Netherlands?

Four goals

Jill Roord

One goal

Lineth Beerensteyn
Danielle van de Donk
Stefanie van der Gragt
Lieke Martens
Katja Snoeijs

How many players are Netherlands allowed to take to the World Cup 2023?

The Netherlands Women’s World Cup squad will be made up of 23 players. Despite requests from some countries to extend the squad sizes, as was done with Men’s World Cup in Qatar, they will be limited to a smaller squad of just 23.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo. 

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