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As the Netherlands savour their maiden UEFA Women’s EURO title, UEFA.com examines how the hosts became only the fourth different nation to taste continental glory.

NETHERLANDS: run to victory
The Netherlands are only the fourth different nation to clinch the UEFA Women’s EURO title, beating Denmark 4-2 in Enschede to complete an impressive home triumph in which they won all six games. We take a closer look at how they did it.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Start as you mean to go on
The Netherlands carved out a great chance in the early moments of their opener against Norway, and the wing play of Shanice van de Sanden and Lieke Martens ensured the Dutch women’s record crowd of 21,732 in Utrecht delighted in a 1-0 win (earned by local girl Van de Sanden).
Sari van Veenendaal, Netherlands goalkeeper
“When you looked around, everyone was orange and everyone was screaming and supporting us. This is my second home here in Enschede; I played here for five years and it’s unbelievable. I’m so happy!”
Previous best: Semi-finals 2009
Sunday 6 August 2017 by Paul Saffer from FC Twente Stadion

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As the Netherlands savour their maiden UEFA Women's EURO title, UEFA.com examines how the hosts became only the fourth different nation to taste continental glory.