National coach Sarina Wiegman to England after the 2021 Games | Sport

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The Orange has qualified for the Games for the first time. The 50-year-old Wiegman has already led her team to the European title and a second place at the World Cup in recent years. The European Championship for women will be played in England in 2022.

Happy and honored

Wiegman says she is ‘happy and honored’ with the opportunity she will have to be the national coach of the English football women from 2021. “England is the cradle of football and the country’s national association has contributed greatly to the development of women’s football. It’s great that I can work here. ”

According to Wiegman, it is still too early to look back at Orange. “We have put in incredible performances in recent years, but as far as I am concerned, it is not over yet. We still have two main goals to calculate. To put in a nice performance in Tokyo and qualify us for the European Championship in 2022 in England. I am far from finished. ”

KNVB director of Top football Nico-Jan Hoogma: „It was no secret that, assuming that we had qualified, we would have liked to continue with Sarina up to and including the European Championship in 2022. After all, that was also the original plan, before the entire football calendar was overhauled. But I understand this step and the moment very well, no matter how unfortunate it is for us. Sarina has meant a lot for women’s football in general, and certainly for the Leeuwinnen and the KNVB. ”

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