Vivianne Miedema WSL Arsenal Women v Manchester City Women, Meadow Park Stadium, Borehamwood, UK - 27 Oct 2019 Photo: Kate Green for The FA

Arsenal goal machine to wait until at least September to hit latest Dutch milestone

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema will have to wait until September for her next opportunity to hit the 70-goal mark for The Netherlands.

UEFA have today released a statement confirming the postponement of all of June’s men’s and women’s international fixtures meaning that The Netherlands will no longer face Belgium and Norway in international friendly matches.

This month’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying matches against Kosovo and Estonia have already been postponed and the Dutch will now go at least six months without a competitive fixture with their scheduled home international friendly fixtures against Belgium and Norway in June falling foul of the Coronavirus crisis.

Arsenal striker Miedema was last on the scoresheet for The Netherlands in a 4-1 UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying victory over Slovenia in Arnhem back in November. The 23-year-old was on target twice as she added her 68th and 69th senior international goals to her record-breaking tally for The Oranges.

The player will now be looking towards September’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 qualifiers against lower-ranked nations Russia and Kosovo for that milestone 70th goal.

Miedema made her senior debut for The Netherlands against Albania in September 2013. The player has since made history in becoming the nation’s top scorer, eclipsing Manon Melis’ previous record of 59 goals. The striker’s 60th senior international goal came in a 3-1 victory over Cameroon at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

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