Coach Frank de Boer has announced the Dutch squad ahead of Euro 2020. De Boer is not getting his team’s reliable defender and captain Virgil von Dyke due to injury for the tournament, which started late due to the Corona epidemic, which has made the Dutch coach very worried.
This center back of Liverpool, who is very important for the team, is suffering from a serious ligament injury in his right leg. That’s why he’s been out of the field for the last seven months. However, De Boer has included Ajax left-back Daily Blind, who recently recovered from a left ankle injury, in the 26-member squad.
10 players have been called up to the squad from Dutch league Eredivisie. They are joined by Serie A players Juventus’ Matthias de Lit and Inter Milan’s Stefan de Vries, Manchester United’s Doni von de Beck, Liverpool’s Giorgione Wijnaldum and Barcelona’s Frankie de Jong. Defender Seven Boatman, who helped Lilly win the League One title by defeating PSG, was not called up to the national team.
De Boer’s team will leave for Portugal for a training camp on Saturday. The Netherlands will play a friendly match against Scotland on June 2. They are scheduled to play another practice match against Georgia four days before returning home. The Netherlands will start their Euro mission against Ukraine on June 13. The next two matches on June 18 and 21 are against Austria and North Macedonia.
Goalkeepers: Jasper Silisen, Tim Krul, Martin Steckelberg.
Defenders: Daily Blind, Matthias de Lit, Joel Waltman, Denzel Dumfries, Stephen de Vries, Nathan Ake, Wayne Wegendal, Jurien Timber, Patrick von Anholt.
Midfielders: Donnie von de Beck, Ryan Gravenburch, Davy Klaassen, Frankie de Jong, Martin de Rune, Tian Coopmeiners, Georgino Wijnaldum.
Forwards: Steven Barguis, Cody Gakpo, Luke de Jung, Daniel Mallen, Memphis Defee, Ut Wegorst, Quincy Promes.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have signed left-back Omar Richards from English second division club Reading. Although Richards’ contract to join Bayern has been finalized long ago, the German giant club confirmed the transfer on Thursday. The 23-year-old Richards has signed a four-year deal, according to a Bayern press release.
In Bayern, Richards will get the number 3 jersey to wear. Legendary stars like Xavi Alonso and Bicente Lizarazu have worn it before. “It’s a great honor for me to join Bayern,” said Richards. It’s like a dream come true. I am proud to have the opportunity to wear the jersey of one of the best clubs in the world.
Richards will have to compete with Canadian star Alfonso Davis for a left-back seat under coach Julian Naglesman. He is also expected to be able to fill the gap left by Austrian defender David Alaba. He is leaving the club this month after spending more than a decade at Bayern. “We are very happy with the arrival of Omar,” said Hassan Salihamidzik, Bayern’s sporting director. He is a very tactful player and I hope he will play a great role.