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UEFA European Championship

Netherlands announce final 26-man squad for Euro 2024

Published at :May 29, 2024 at 9:45 PM
Modified at :June 11, 2024 at 5:08 PM
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Rajarshi Shukla


The Dutch nation were stopped in the Round of 16 in the Euro 2020.

Four players were cut off from the preliminary squad as the Netherlands moved quickly to formally declare their team for the Euro 2024 to be held in Germany.

The Netherlands national football team are in Group D of the competition. It includes Poland, Austria and France. It is clearly a difficult group.

On June 16, Ronald Koeman’s team will play their first game against Poland at Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion. Though ‘Oranje’ went on to advance to the Round of 16, they were shocked 2-0 by the Czech Republic in the Euro 2020

Koeman was quick regarding his decision-making as in only a few days of practice four players from the team had been left behind. But untimely injuries to both Frenkie de Jong and Teun Koopmeiners have reintroduced previously left-out Ian Maatsen. Maatsen is on loan at Borussia Dortmund from the Premier League side Chelsea.

The chosen team seems like a combination of young age and expertise. Koeman will be optimistic about his team’s ability to make some noise even though de Jong won’t be playing a part this summer.

Netherlands final 26-man squad for Euro 2024:

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Mark Flekken (Brentford), Bart Verbruggen (Brighton)

Defenders: Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Girona), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Micky van de Ven (Tottenham), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), Ian Maatsen (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool), Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan), Jerdy Schouten (PSV), Xavi Simons (PSG), Joey Veerman (PSV), Georginio Wijnaldum (Al-Ettifaq)

Attackers: Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Brian Brobbey (Ajax), Memphis Depay (Atlético de Madrid), Cody Gakpo (Liverpool), Donyell Malen (Dortmund), Wout Weghorst (Burnley)

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