Holland announces star-studded Euro 2024 squad in pursuit of second championship

Head coach Ronald Koeman has finalized the list of 26 Dutch players for Euro 2024, featuring many stars playing in Europe’s top leagues including Virgil van Dijk and Memphis … However, a player on loan at the Premier League was not on the final list despite making it to the Champions League final.

Holland confirmed the official squad for Euro 2024 after eliminating 4 players from the preliminary list. Ronald Koeman’s team will face challenging opponents in Group D, including 2018 World Cup champions France, Austria, and Poland.

Despite not being considered a top contender for the championship, with a talented star cast, Holland can create surprises. Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk will be the captain, along with striker Cody Gakpo who scored 16 goals and made 6 assists in 49 games, and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch who scored 3 goals and made 1 assist. The defense also includes Micky van de Ven (Tottenham) who scored 3 goals in 27 games, Nathan Ake (Man City) who scored 2 goals and made 2 assists in 29 games, and goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen (Brighton).

However, a notable absence is Ian Maatsen, a defender loaned by Chelsea to Dortmund. Despite an impressive performance helping the German club reach the Champions League final, Maatsen did not make it to the final list.

Besides Maatsen, three other players will miss Euro 2024: Nick Olij, Quinten Timber (brother of Jurrien Timber) and Marten de Roon. However, Holland still has a quality squad with stars like midfielder Wijnaldum who scored 6 goals and made 5 assists in 29 games, striker Bergwijn who scored 12 goals and made 4 assists in 24 games, striker Weghorst who scored 7 goals and made 3 assists in 28 games, and defender Blind who scored 1 goal and made 2 assists in 34 games.

Another notable name is Jeremie Frimpong who scored 14 goals and made 10 assists in 47 games, Leverkusen’s full-back. After a great season in the Bundesliga, Frimpong promises to be the key to Holland’s success this summer.

With a balanced and quality squad, Dutch fans can look forward to a successful Euro championship for the second time. Let’s wait and see how they perform in Germany!

The expected lineup of head coach Ronald Koeman for Euro 2024 includes:

Goalkeepers: Bijlow, Flekken, Verbruggen

Defenders: Ake, Blind, Van Dijk, Dumfries, Frimpong, Geertruida, De Ligt, Van de Ven, De Vrij

Midfielders: Gravenberch, De Jong, Koopmeiners, Reijnders, Schouten, Simons, Veerman, Wijnaldum

Strikers: Bergwijn, Brobbey, Depay, Gakpo, Malen, Weghorst

Holland will kick off their Euro 2024 campaign with a “trial by fire” match against Poland at 20:00 on June 16, before “measuring up” against France at 02:00 on June 22 and Austria at 23:00 on June 25 in Group D. Can the Dutch team become champions at Euro 2024 for the second time? Let’s wait and see!

⚽️ UEFA Euro 1960 to 2021 with 16 times hosting and 10 countries champions

⏩ Germany 3 times Euro champions (1972 – 1980 – 1996)

⏩ Spain 3 times Euro champions (1964 – 2008 – 2012)

⏩ France 2 times Euro champions (1984 – 2000)

⏩ Italy 2 times Euro champions (1968 – 2020)

⏩ Soviet Union Euro 1960 champions

⏩ Czechoslovakia Euro 1976 champions

⏩ Netherlands Euro 1988 champions

⏩ Denmark Euro 1992 champions

⏩ Greece Euro 2004 champions

⏩ Portugal Euro 2016 champions

EURO 2024 will take place in Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024 in 10 cities in Germany with 24 participating teams. The teams are divided into 6 groups to select the top 12 teams, and the best 4 teams ranked third to get a ticket to the knock-out round. The opening match is organized on 14/6 between host Germany and Scotland.

Detailed EURO 2024 groups:

⚽️ Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland

⚽️ Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania

⚽️ Group C: England, Denmark, Serbia, Slovenia

⚽️ Group D: Poland, France, Netherlands, Austria

⚽️ Group E: Slovakia, Romania, Belgium, Ukraine

⚽️ Group F: Portugal, Turkey, Czech Republic, Georgia

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