MATCH checks out all the latest stories ahead of the European Championship taking place this summer!
NOW OR NEVER!
The Netherlands won the Euros back in 1988, but that’s the only major trophy in their history! They were knocked out in the group stage at Euro 2012 and didn’t even qualify for Euro 2016, so it’s time to make up for lost time!
THEY’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES!
- They’ve been handed a favourable group, and should finish above Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia!
- They’re on an eight-game unbeaten run in all comps and will head to the tourno in high spirits!
- They’ve got epic youngsters in Matthijs de Ligt and Owen Wijndal and experienced stars in Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum!
THEY’VE GOT NO CHANCE!
- Their best player and captain, Virgil van Dijk, is almost definitely gonna miss the tournament through injury!
- A load of their starters have never played in a major international tourno before, so they’re well inexperienced!
- Gaffer Frank de Boer has been sacked by his last three clubs and hasn’t got a great reputation!
With Netherlands failing to qualify for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018, this year’s Euros is a first major international tourno for the following stars…
MATTHIJS DE LIGT
DONNY VAN DE BEEK
FRENKIE DE JONG
HOME NATIONS NEWS!
Gunners gossips reckon Tierney could be back in training very soon after he picked up a knee injury v Liverpool!
The Baku Stadium, where Wales play two group-stage games, will allow 50% of fans inside their ground for games!
After missing loads of PL games recently, the returning Grealish needs to impress Gareth Southgate for the rest of the season!
The eEuro 2021 started over the last month, and Wales have had a shocker losing all five of their first five games and sitting bottom!