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Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Netherlands take on the Czech Republic at Budapest’s Puskas Arena this evening as round-of-16 action continues at Euro 2020.

Saturday’s knockout fixtures saw Denmark eliminate Wales before Italy defeated Austria in extra time. Of greater interest to Netherlands and the Czech Republic will be the outcome of the first of those two fixtures, with victors Denmark awaiting the winners of this tie in the quarter-finals.

Netherlands booked their spot in the last 16 by recording three Group C wins to top their pool, edging Ukraine 3-2 in a thriller before achieving more professional wins against Austria (2-0) and North Macedonia (3-0). Captain Georginio Wijnaldum, who left Liverpool for Paris Saint-Germain this month, has been a standout performer in Frank de Boer’s side, scoring three times, while Memphis Depay is a danger up front and right wing-back Denzel Dumfries has shown his qualities.

Czech Republic, meanwhile, qualified in third place in Group D, beating Scotland 2-0 – thanks in part to a brutal Patrik Schick brace – before drawing 1-1 with Croatia and losing 1-0 to England. The Czechs have talented West Ham duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal among their ranks but will lean heavily on Schick here as they look to pull off somewhat of an upset against a Netherlands side that have exceeded expectations in some ways. Follow live updates from Netherlands vs Czech Republic below.

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Euro 2020: Netherlands fans turn Budapest orange

With the national stadium in Budapest at full capacity for Euro 2020, the Dutch fans have turned out in their numbers for this last 16 match. The sight of the colourful Orange fans supporting their team in the stands in such a staple of major international tournaments, and they’ve been desperately missed as Netherlands failed to qualify for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

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Jamie Braidwood27 June 2021 15:54

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Euro 2020: Netherlands vs Czech Republic team news

No Vladimir Darida for the Czechs then, a blow for Jaroslav Silhavy’s side. The captain is out with an injury, presumably picked up in training, and has been replaced Antonin Barak. Tomas Soucek skippers the side in Darida’s absence.

There are no such surprises for the Dutch, with Marten de Roon coming back into the side in place of Ryan Gravenberch in holding midfield.

Jamie Braidwood27 June 2021 15:49

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Euro 2020: Netherlands vs Czech Republic team news

Netherlands: Stekelenburg; De Vrij, De Ligt, Blind; Dumfries, De Roon, F de Jong, Wijnaldum, Van Aanholt; Grind, Memphis

Czech Republic: Vaclik; Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Kaderabek; Holes, Soucek; Sevcik, Barak, Masopust; Schick

Jamie Braidwood27 June 2021 15:39

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Euro 2020: Early team news ahead of Netherlands vs Czech Republic

Marten de Roon is likely to be involved after missing the match with North Macedonia due to suspension concerns, joining Gini Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong in midfield. Denzel Dumfries, the rampaging right back with two goals, is set to start, but back-up striker Luuk de Jong is out with a knee injury.

The Czech Republic are likely to field a similar team to the one that lost to England, with the trio of Lukas Masopust, captain Vladimir Darida and Jakub Jankto behind Patrik Schick. However, starting left back Jan Boril is suspended after picking up bookings against Croatia and the Three Lions. Pavel Kaderabek is expected to take his place.

We’ll bring you the confirmed team line-ups when they drop shortly.

Jamie Braidwood27 June 2021 15:39

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Euro 2020: Czech Republic’s journey so far

Jaroslav Silhavy’s Czech Republic side booked their progression to the knockout stages with a game to spare and were perhaps unfortunate to emerge from a tough Group D in third place.

The Czechs were in Glasgow for their opening two games as they defeated Scotland 2-0 and drew 1-1 with Croatia, with Patrik Schick scoring all three goals for his team.

Those results left the team top of Group D ahead of their final match against England at Wembley. They were defeated 1-0, but it was Ivan Perisic’s late header at Hampden that earned Croatia and 3-1 win over Scotland, and subsequently bumped the Czechs down to third. That set up a meeting with the Netherlands today.

Jamie Braidwood27 June 2021 15:33

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Euro 2020: Netherlands’ route to the last 16

Despite concerns from the Orange faithful over De Boer’s 3-5-2 formation, Netherlands were one of the most impressive teams during the group stage as they topped Group C and qualified with maximum points.

Playing all three games in Amsterdam, the Dutch were involved in one of the games of the tournament as they defeated Ukraine 3-2 on the opening weekend before they sailed to comfortable wins over Austria (2-0) and North Macedonia (3-0).

Captain Gini Wijnaldum has impressed and is their top goalscorer thanks to his three goals during the group stages, while Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay have shown their class at times. Their breakthrough star has undoubtedly been Denzel Dumfries at right wing-back. The 25-year-old has two goals to his name and has proved influential so far.

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Jamie Braidwood27 June 2021 15:24

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Netherlands vs Czech Republic at Euro 2020

The third round of 16 match at Euro 2020 takes place in Budapest this evening, as Frank de Boer and his Netherlands side face Czech Republic, led by Jaroslav Silhavy.

It has been a tournament of surpassing expectations for both nations, arguably; the Dutch were in disarray with results prior to the Euros starting but have won all three games so far, showing some exciting attacking play and having a few youngsters push their claims in the last group game, too.

Czech Republic were comfortable in reaching the last 16 despite finishing third in the group in the end and, with Patrik Schick full of confidence, they’ll be hopeful of causing an upset of sorts.

There’s also the motivation of knowing the quarter-final will be against Denmark; while an impressive nation in their own right this summer, it’s still not the biggest task that some will face in trying to reach the semis – so as much as prolonging involvement, this 90 minutes represents a real chance to try and go the distance at Euro 2020.

It promises to be something of a classic.

Karl Matchett27 June 2021 15:12




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