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Netherlands Final 26-Man Squad For Euro 2020

Netherlands are heading into the UEFA Euro 2020 competition as dark horses. They have relatively good squad on paper but they they have not won UEFA Euro match since 2008. They lost all three of their group games in Euro 2012 and failed to qualify for Euro 2016. However new generation of dutch players are playing their club football with big clubs again and much more is expected of them heading into the 2020 Euros this summer.

Netherlands will announced their final 26-man squad by 11th May 2021 according to UEFA guidelines. Once the final squad is confirmed we will update the page. Under new boss Frank de Boer who took charge of national team after Ronaldo Koeman joined Barcelona last year will be hoping for a good showing in the Euros. Below is the possible 23-man squad of Netherlands.

Netherlands Possible 26-Man Squad For Euro 2020:

Virgil Van Dijk is likely to recover from his long term injury however it is remain to be seen whether he will join the national team for Euros considering he has not played for almost and year.

PLAYERCLUBAGEPOSITION
1Marco BizotAZ Alkmaar30GK
2Tim KrulNorwich City33GK
3Maarten StekelenburgAjax38GK
4Matthijs de LigtJuventus21Defender
5Daley BlindAjax31Defender
6Jeremiah St. JusteEintracht Frankfurt24Defender
7Virgin Van DijkLiverpool29Defender
8Kenny TeteFulham25Defender
9Joël VeltmanAZ Alkmaar29Defender
10Patrick van AanholtCrystal Palace30Defender
11Denzel DumfriesPSV25Midfielder
12Frenkie de JongFC Barcelona23Midfielder
13Georginio WijnaldumLiverpool30Midfielder
14Donny van de BeekManchester United24Midfielder
15Ryan GravenberchAjax18Midfielder
16Davy KlaassenAjax28Midfielder
17Steven BergwijnTottenham23Midfielder
18Steven BerghuisFeyenoord29Midfielder
19Memphis DepayLyon27Forward
20Donyell MalenPSV22Forward
21Luuk de JongSevilla30Forward
22Calvin StengsAZ Alkmaar22Forward
23Ryan BabelGalatasaray34Forward

National Team Coach: Frank De Boer:

De Boer have had slow start since taking over as National team coach after Ronald Koeman joined FC Barcelona. 4 wins in the opening 8 games is not what people expected from this dutch side. Many former dutch players and fans are not convinced with his style of play and authority. However this young dutch side have players who might do well under a coach like him. De Boer have some issues to solve before the squad is announced with Van Dijk recovering from long term injury Boer have to decide whether include him in the squad or not having not played for over a year.

Possible Starting Lineup:

Boer is likely to continue with his 4-2-3-1 system as he takes the team away from traditionally dutch style of 4-3-3. Donyell Malen, Berghuis and Berghuis are likely to start in attacking roles behind number nine Memphis Depay. While Wijanaldum and De Jong to play in central midfield roles. Luuk De Jong and Babel will be used as impact sub depending on how the game is going.

Dumfries and Patrick Van Holt might be given the nod as full backs with De Leigt and Van Dijk (if fit) should start as central defenders. Marco Bizot has been regular for Frank De Boer as keeper and we expect him to retain his place in the side.

Players To Watch Out For: Ryan Gravenberch and Donyell Malen

Apart from the usual suspects of Van Dijk, De Jong, De Leigt and Depay, this dutch team have some very exciting young players. Likes of Ryan Gravenberch and Donyell Malen are relatively unknown outside Holland and they might play a big role for Netherland’s Euro 2020 campaign. Malen has scored 17 league goals in 2020/21 campaign and he is someone fans outside Holland should be keeping and eye on.

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