The captain of the Dutch national team has decided not to join the national team this month in order to heal the broken right knee cross ligament. Due to injury, van Dijks has not played for seven months.
At the same time, de Boer has included Amsterdam “Ajax” defender Daley Blind, who is treating a recently injured ankle.
On June 2, the Dutch team will have a test match against Scotland, and on June 6 – against Georgia.
In turn, the first game in the final tournament of the European Championship will be played by the Dutch national team on June 13 against Ukraine, followed by a game against Austria on June 17 and against June Macedonia against Northern Macedonia. All three games will take place in Amsterdam in the presence of 12,500 spectators.
The Netherlands won the title of European football champion in 1988. After 2nd place in the 2010 World Cup and 3rd place in the 2014 World Cup, the Dutch team was not able to qualify for the 2016 European Championship final and the 2018 World Cup.
The composition of the Dutch national football team for the final of the European Championship:
goalkeepers: Jaspers Silesens (Valencia, Spain), Tim Kool (Norwich City, England), Martens Stekelenburgs (Amsterdam Ajax);
protectors: Daley Blind, Jurien Timber (both Amsterdam Ajax), Matthew de Liquin (Turin Juventus, Italy), Joel Weltman (Brighton and Hava Albion, England), Denzel Dumfries (Eindhoven PSV), Stefan de Vrey (Milan Inter, Italy), Nathan Ace (Manchester City, England), Owen Vijndal (Alkmaar AZ), Patrick van Anholt (London Crystal Palace, England);
midfielders: Donnie van de Beck (Manchester United, England), Ryan Gravenberg, Davis Klassen (both Amsterdam Ajax), Frankie de Jong (Barcelona, Spain), Marten de Roun (Atalanta, Bergamo, Italy) ), Ton Kopmeiner (Alkmaar AZ), Jeordino Wijnaldum (Liverpool, England);
attackers: Steven Berghuiss (Rotterdam’s Feyenoord), Cody Gakpo, Donelier Malens (both Eindhoven PSV), Luke de Jong (Seville, Spain), Memphis Depay (Lyon Olympique, France), Waut Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg “, Germany), Quinsey Promess (Moscow” Spartak “, Russia).