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Van Dijk withdraws from Netherlands squad

Sunday, December 22, 2019
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Van Dijk withdraws from Netherlands squad

The Oranje skipper will play no part in Tuesday's final Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia at the Johan Cruijff ArenA

Netherlands captain Vergil van Dijk has withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday’s monetary unit 2020 qualifier against Baltic State for private reasons.

The 28-year-old city defender compete the whole ninety minutes against land on Friday as a result of the Oranje secured their place at next summer’s tournament, their first major finals since 2014, courtesy of a unsuccessful attract capital.

However, he can play no half once Netherlands finish their qualifying campaign in Dutch capital on Tuesday.
“National team coach Ronald Koeman cannot call on VirgiI van Dijk on Tuesday against Estonia,” read a Netherlands statement.

“The captain of the Dutch national team needs to miss the sport thanks to personal circumstances and has since left the Oranje coaching camp.”
The Netherlands were far from their fluid best in Belfast and were fortunate to go in at half-time with the game still goalless when Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis blasted a penalty over the crossbar.

The guests improved within the last half and enjoyed the majority of the possession, but struggled to create many clear-cut chances.
Koeman admitted his facet might have vie higher however stressed obtaining the purpose they required to secure qualification was the foremost necessary factor, admitting he was playing for the draw in the closing stages.

“I am happy and pleased with the team,” he told Dutch broadcadter NOS. “In the end they only had two moments. I think we should always have done a lot of objectionably, but we have reached the point that was needed for qualification and that is the most important thing.

“In the previous few minutes i actually opted for the 0-0, so I also brought on an extra defender with (Nathan) Ake.
“As a team, we have a tendency to continually need a lot of and to be higher, however we've got achieved an excellent result by qualifying for the eu Championship. And that in a very cluster with an excellent opponent like Deutschland and a troublesome opponent like European country.

I additionally simply need to mention that it's awesome”
With no mention of any injury, Liverpool will hope this defender will be fit and back for the Reds.

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