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The 'genius' coach who has guided England to a World Cup final

By Chuck Culpepper

18 Aug 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. Sarina Wiegman, the 53-year-old Dutchwoman who took over England's national team in September 2021, has led the team to the 2023 World Cup final. This makes her the second manager ever to steer an England team to a World Cup final, and the first since the England men in 1966.

SYDNEY - She took over the Netherlands' national team in mid-January 2017. It won Euro 2017 in early August. It reached the 2019 World Cup final against the United States. She took over England's national team in early September 2021. It won Euro 2022 in late July. It has reached the 2023 World Cup final.

Apparently she's good.

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