In front of 48,452 fans at the Stade de Lyon, the semi-final between the Netherlands and Sweden looked destined to head to a penalty shootout. 

But a low shot from Dutch and Manchester United midfielder Jackie Groenen sunk Sweden's hopes of reaching their second final.

"This is surreal, the USA have a large history in women's soccer as they say there, I think they should switch it to football," Dutch midfielder Merel van Dongen said.

"It's just a dream come true for the entire team." 

It will be the Netherlands first Women's World Cup final after making their debut at the tournament just four years ago. The victory also saw the team extend their winning streak in major tournaments to 12 matches.

The 2017 European Champions will face World Cup holders the USA on Monday, July 8 at 1am AEST.

While they while the US will favoruites to lift their fourth World Cup title, the Dutch don't mind that.

“I’ve always been the underdog,” Danielle van de Donk said. 

“I think [the U.S.] don’t really – I don’t know the English word, but I don’t think they think we’re that good.”

Working in the Netherlands is their defensive record this tournament which has seen them not conceded a goal in 345 minutes of football but they come up against a USA team with depth across the park. 

Nonetheless, the Dutch aren't taking anything for granted and will prepare for the final well.

"Obviously it's amazing to be playing in the final, it's one match anything can happen and it's going to be a complicated match and we are going to prepare for that," Dutch coach Sarina Wiegman said.