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Netherlands Euro 2024 squad: List of players on final Holland national team roster for UEFA tournament | Sporting News United Kingdom

Netherlands Euro 2024 squad: List of players on final Holland national team roster for UEFA tournament | Sporting News United Kingdom

The Netherlands followed host nation Germany in announcing their provisional squad in advance of Euro 2024 on May 16, 2024.

Oranje head coach Ronald Koeman named a roster of 30 players, and this group has now been finalised as a 26-man panel for the tournament. The action gets underway from June 14.

The Netherlands reached the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where they lost an acrimonious match on penalties to eventual champions Argentina. They made the Round of 16 at the last European Championship three years ago, but they suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat to Czechia in Budapest, meaning their wait for a major trophy now stands at 36 years.

If they are to become champions of Europe for just the second time, Koeman’s team will have to navigate an extremely difficult-looking group containing back-to-back World Cup finalists France

The Sporting News looks at their roster and Euro 2024 schedule.

MORE: The full schedule and bracket for Euro 2024, updated live

Netherlands Euro 2024 squad and player roster

The big call for Koeman in his provisional squad was the call to leave out Jurrien Timber, with the Arsenal defender missing almost all of the 2023/24 club season due to serious injury. While he is back in full training, it was felt it would be unwise to rush the 22-year-old back for these finals.

His twin brother, Quinten Timber, was part of the provisional roster, having performed well for Feyenoord this season. However, he was one four players cut from the final group.

The other major news focuses on two enforced late changes with Frenkie de Jong withdrawing from the squad, days before the tournament start, after the Barcelona midfielder failed to recover from an ankle injury. Teun Koopmeiners also pulled out after suffering an injury ahead of the friendly win over Iceland.

Ian Maatsen, who reached the UEFA Champions League final whilst on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea, was called up to replace De Jong. There was initially no place for Joshua Zirkzee, the forward who helped to propel Bologna into next season’s UEFA Champions League, but an injury scare to Bryan Brobbey saw him added as Koopmeiners’ replacement.

Atalanta midfielder Marten de Roon, and Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Nick Olij miss out.

Experience in the squad comes via Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk, Girona’s Daley Blind, and Al Ettifaq midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. Manchester City’s Nathan Ake will be another senior figure in the dressing room alongside the more youthful exuberance of Jeremie Frimpong, a star for Bayer Leverkusen in 2023/24.

Ages and caps correct at the start of Euro 2024 on June 14

Position Player Club Age Caps
GK Justin Bijlow Feyenoord (NED) 26 8
GK Mark Flekken Brentford (ENG) 30 7
GK Bart Verbruggen Brighton (ENG) 21 7
DEF Nathan Ake Manchester City (ENG) 29 45
DEF Daley Blind Girona (SPA) 34 107
DEF Virgil van Dijk Liverpool (ENG) 32 68
DEF Denzel Dumfries Inter Milan (ITA) 28 53
DEF Jeremie Frimpong Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 23 4
DEF Lutsharel Geertruida Feyenoord (NED) 23 9
DEF Matthijs de Ligt Bayern Munich (NED) 24 45
DEF Micky van de Ven Tottenham (ENG) 23 4
DEF Stefan de Vrij Inter Milan (ITA) 32 64
DEF Ian Maatsen Chelsea (ENG) 22 0
MID Steven Bergwijn Ajax (NED) 26 33
MID Ryan Gravenberch Liverpool (ENG) 22 12
MID Tijjani Reijnders AC Milan (ITA) 25 9
MID Jerdy Schouten PSV (NED) 27 5
MID Xavi Simons RB Leipzig (GER) 21 14
MID Joey Veerman Feyenoord (NED) 25 10
MID Georginio Wijnaldum Al Ettifaq (KSA) 33 93
FWD Brian Brobbey Ajax (NED) 22 2
FWD Memphis Depay Atletico Madrid (SPA) 30 92
FWD Cody Gakpo Liverpool (ENG) 25 24
FWD Donyell Malen Borussia Dortmund (GER) 25 32
FWD Wout Weghorst Hoffenheim (GER) 31 33
FWD Joshua Zirkzee Bologna (ITA) 23 0

How many players are in Euro 2024 squads?

Teams are permitted to name squads of up to 26 players — an increase of three from the previous tournament rules — with the minimum roster size set at 23.

UEFA regulations do not stipulate how many of those players must be goalkeepers.

Netherlands Euro 2024 group draw

The Netherlands were drawn in a tough-looking Group D at Euro 2024, alongside France, Poland, and Austria.

France are the highest-ranked team in Europe, second in FIFA’s world rankings only to Argentina. Netherlands are seventh, Austria 25th, and Poland 28th.

MORE: How all the Euro 2024 groups look

Netherlands Euro 2024 schedule, matches

Date Match Opponent Venue Time (ET)
June 16 Group stage MD1 Poland Volksparkstadion 9 a.m.
June 21 Group stage MD2 France Red Bull Arena 3 p.m.
June 25 Group stage MD3 Austria Olympiastadion 12 p.m.

Can Netherlands replace players on their Euro 2024 roster?

Once the final roster has been made official, changes can only be made due to injury or illness up until the team’s opening match of the tournament.

UEFA’s tournament regulations state: “Should listed players or goalkeepers become seriously injured or ill, they may only be substituted if both their team doctor and a doctor from the UEFA Medical Committee confirm that the injury or illness is sufficiently serious to prevent them from taking part in the final tournament.”

While any outfield players must be replaced prior to their team’s opening match, goalkeepers can be changed prior to their next scheduled game once the tournament is underway.