February 24, 2024


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Lieke Martens: Netherlands forward to miss rest of Euros with foot injury

A photo of Lieke Martens playing for the Netherlands
Lieke Martens has scored 55 ambitions for the Netherlands

The Netherlands will be with out ahead Lieke Martens for the rest of Euro 2022 due to the fact of a foot personal injury.

Martens, who scored three instances and was named participant of the match as the Dutch received Euro 2017, was hurt in the 4-1 acquire more than Switzerland on Sunday.

Dutch boss Mark Parsons reported: “This is terrible news for Lieke and for us.

“She has completely fully commited herself to the group during this tournament. It is pretty regrettable that her European Championship has to finish like this.”

Martens, 29, was troubled by a hamstring harm in the direction of the close of the period at club facet Barcelona but started out all three of her country’s group phase online games.

The Netherlands experienced presently been strike by the withdrawal from the squad of captain Sari van Veenendaal with a shoulder damage. Arsenal ahead Vivianne Miedema took in excess of the armband but subsequently missed two video games though isolating with Covid-19 and remains a doubt to engage in versus France in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Miedema and Martens both of those scored as the Netherlands conquer Denmark 4-2 in the 2017 last. Martens was named Most effective Fifa Women’s Participant and Uefa Women’s Participant of the 12 months pursuing the Netherlands’ victory on home soil.