Dutch women to play Spain for Olympic spot in Nations League

The women's team before last week's match against Belgium. Photo: Sportpix/Stijn Audooren via ANP

The Netherlands will take on world champions Spain in the semi-finals of the women’s Nations League, with a place in next year’s Olympic tournament at stake.

Spain will have home advantage after they were pulled out first in the draw at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday.

France host Germany in the other semi-final, with both matches taking place on February 23, with the final on February 28.

The two finalists will qualify for the Olympic Games later in the year, but if host nation France reach the final the losers will have another chance to qualify through the third-place play-off.

The Leeuwinnen reached the knockout stages last Tuesday by beating Belgium 4-0 in Tilburg. Two late goals by midfielder Damaris Egurrola meant the Dutch edged out England, who beat Scotland 6-0 in Glasgow, on goal difference in their qualifying group.

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