Injured captain Virgil van Dijk leaves noticeable hole in Netherlands’ squad-Sports News , Novi Reporter

Injured captain Virgil van Dijk leaves noticeable gap in Netherlands’ squad-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

The influential centre-back, who captains his nationwide facet, dominated himself out of competition this month to give attention to recovering from the ruptured cruciate ligament in his proper knee which has stored him sidelined for seven months.

Euro 2020: Injured captain Virgil van Dijk leaves noticeable hole in Netherlands' squad

File picture of Virgil van Dijk. Reuters

The Hague: Dutch coach Frank de Boer introduced his squad for Euro 2020 on Wednesday with injured Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk pressured to take a seat out the delayed championships.

The influential centre-back, who captains his nationwide facet, dominated himself out of competition this month to give attention to recovering from the ruptured cruciate ligament in his proper knee which has stored him sidelined for seven months.

De Boer was in a position to embrace within the 26-man social gathering Daley Blind, the Ajax left-back nursing a current ankle harm.

Ten gamers from the Dutch league’s Eredivisie joined the likes of Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) and Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan) from Serie A, Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek, Van Dijk’s Liverpool teammate, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona.

Sven Botman, who helped Lille deny Paris Saint-Germain for the French Ligue 1 title, was not included.

De Boer’s squad leaves for Faro in Portugal on Saturday for a coaching camp and a pleasant with Scotland on 2 June.

One other warm-up is scheduled 4 days later towards Georgia on their return dwelling.

The Oranje open their Euro marketing campaign towards Ukraine on 13 June adopted by Austria (17 June) and North Macedonia (21 June).

All three matches happen at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Area in entrance of an anticipated crowd of 12,500.

The Netherlands, European champions in 1988, are returning to the worldwide stage after failing to qualify for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

Netherlands squad

Goaalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Valencia/ESP), Tim Krul (Norwich Metropolis/ENG), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax)

Defenders:: Daley Blind (Ajax), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus/ITA), Joël Veltman (Brighton/ENG), Denzel Dumfries (PSV Eindhoven), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan/ITA), Nathan Ake (Manchester Metropolis/ENG), Owen Wijndal (AZ Alkmaar), Jurien Timber (Ajax), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace/ENG)

Midfielders: Donny van de Beek (Manchester United/ENG), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona/ESP), Marten de Roon (Atalanta/ITA), Teun Koopmeiners (AZ Alkmaar), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool/ENG)

Forwards: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Cody Gakpo (PSV Eindhoven), Luuk de Jong Sevilla/ESP), Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven), Memphis Depay (Lyon/FRA), Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg/GER), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscou/RUS)

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