UFWC Match #962
Belarus 1-2 Netherlands
13th October 2019
Stadion Dinamo, Minsk

(32′) 0:1 G. Wijnaldum
(41′) 0:2 G. Wijnaldum
(54′) 1:2 S. Dragun

For the 6th time Belarus was participating a UFWC match and until then each of the attempts were lost and not a single goal was scored from the Belarussians – one of these 2 facts changed in UFWC match #962.

The first half in Minsk was dominated by the dutch Elftal and crowned by 2 goals from Gini Wijnaldum (1-0 nice header and the 2-0 an absolute stunning distance shot from half left!) putting Oranje in a nice lead at halftime. So far everything looked similar to all the previous title matches from a belarussian perspective. But 2nd half offered a different view as Stanislav Dragun scored the 1-2 after 53 minutes – 1st ever UFWC goal for Belarus!

Some further good chances even raised hopes for the eastern european team, but Netherlands gained control over the match after a while again and Wijnaldum even had another chance to make it a hat-trick, but wasn’t successful.

Match ended with the dutch to defend their title with a 2-1 victory but any UFWC enthusiasts in Belarus would still celebrate their special goal.

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Match Summary on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z09HzqPxGOI

External Match Report Sources:

ESPN: https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=528915

GOAL.com: https://www.goal.com/en-au/match/belarus-v-netherlands/4asbnfv7osfg4rlzjf2ie3be2

UEFA.com: https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/match/2026117–belarus-vs-netherlands/