Women's football in the Netherlands

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Women's football in the Netherlands has traditionally had a low profile and female players had to play abroad.[1]

In 2012, the KNVB and its Belgian counterpart, the KBVB/URBSFA, created a new top league for both countries, the BeNe League. From the Dutch perspective, the move was intended to improve the Netherlands women's national football team.[2]

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  1. ^ "For Sky Blue’s Dutch Defender, Pay and a Platform". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Women's football about to break through". Radio Netherlands. Retrieved 2012-07-30.