World Cup Watch: Miedema breaks goalscoring record


Seven of our stars were in World Cup action on Friday and Saturday. Read on to find out how they fared for their respective countries.

Vivianne Miedema became Netherlands’ all-time leading scorer on Saturday after striking twice in a 3-1 win over Cameroon.

Our 22-year-old striker opened the scoring with a powerful header in the 41st minute, but less than two minutes later, Gabrielle Onguene equalised following a mix-up at the back.

Former Gunner Dominique Bloodworth then went on to restore Netherlands’ lead with a tap in, before Miedema stormed into the box and fired past Annete Ngo Ndom, breaking Manon Melis’ previous record (59) and sealing all three points. 

Danielle van de Donk played 71 minutes, while Jill Roord came on as her replacement. 


Beth Mead produced a moment of quality in England’s 1-0 victory over Argentina on Friday, assisting Jodie Taylor’s all-important winner.

Phil Neville’s side dominated the game from start to finish, but they were forced to wait until the 61st minute for an opener, with Mead playing an inch-perfect pass into the path of Taylor, who was left with the simple task of firing into an empty net. 


Elsewhere, Kim Little, Jennifer Beattie and Lisa Evans all started in Scotland’s 2-1 defeat to Japan on Friday.

Lana Clelland scored a late consolation goal for Shelley Kerr’s side, but it was little too late after conceding to Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa in the first half.

Our Scottish trio must now beat Argentina in their final group-stage outing to stand any chance of progressing.

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