The Netherlands women's football team arrived home at Amsterdam Schipol airport on Monday, after their FIFA Women's World Cup final defeat to USA on Sunday.

After reaching the WWC final for the first time in their history, the Netherlands team succumbed to a 2-0 loss in the final against the pre-tournament favourites, the USA, who earned their fourth successive win in the competition.

This run to the final marks the culmination of an impressive spell for the Netherlands women's football team, with 'De Leeuwinnen' ('The Lionesses') having toppled a dominant Germany side to win 2017's UEFA Women's Championship on home soil.

The team will now focus their attention on preparations for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo; with Bruno Bruins, the Dutch Minister of Sport, remarking: "I am sure we make a good chance next year in Tokyo in the Olympics and step by step women's football in the Netherlands is growing."

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Associated Press 11 May 2020 11:44 CEST

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