Dutch hero Martens admits team rode luck on their way to win

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Netherlands goal hero Lieke Martens admitted her side struggled through the closing stages of Tuesday’s women’s World Cup victory over Japan but said a team sometimes need a little luck to progress in the tournament. Martens’ last-gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory and a ticket to the quarter-finals for…

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Netherlands goal hero Lieke Martens admitted her side struggled through the closing stages of Tuesday’s women’s World Cup victory over Japan but said a team sometimes need a little luck to progress in the tournament. Martens’ last-gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory and a ticket to the quarter-finals for…