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UEFA Euro 2020

Netherlands predicted lineup vs Czech Republic - Euro 2020

Ross Jackson
The Netherlands play the Czech Republic on Sunday
The Netherlands play the Czech Republic on Sunday / ANP Sport/Getty Images
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You can bang on about how they were handed a favourable draw in the group stages all you like, the Netherlands couldn't have done much more than they did in their first three outings at Euro 2020.

Frank de Boer's men qualified from Group C with maximum points, scoring eight goals and keeping back-to-back clean sheets in their final two games.

Very few people tipped the Netherlands to go deep into this summer's tournament, but with a last 16 clash against the Czech Republic to come, there's a real possibility of them making it to the quarter-finals at the very least.

Here's the side 90min thinks De Boer will field for their game in Budapest on Sunday...


Netherlands predicted lineup

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

The Netherlands will be delighted to have Matthijs de Ligt back in the team
The Netherlands will be delighted to have Matthijs de Ligt back in the team / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Maarten Stekelenburg (GK) - Started every game for his side in the competition so far and even at the grand old age of 38 and having not been a regular at club level for a while, he's performing well.

Stefan De Vrij (CB) - Has looked much more comfortable since his centre-back partner Matthijs de Ligt came back into the side and he should be fresh having been given next to nothing to do against North Macedonia.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - Missed his side's first outing against the Ukraine and the difference he's made since returning has been remarkable. De Boer's side are yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020 with him in the team.

Daley Blind (CB) - Played his first full 90 minutes of the tournament last time out and helps add balance to the left-hand side of the backline.


2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Georginio Wijnaldum will captain the side again
Georginio Wijnaldum will captain the side again / Peter Dejong - Pool/Getty Images

Denzel Dumfries (RWB) - One of the standout players at the tournament so far. His running and energy on the right is key to his side's style of play and he'll no doubt play a huge part in their last 16 game.

Marten de Roon (CM) - Missed out against North Macedonia as Ryan Gravenberch was brought into the team. The Atalanta man never stops running and his work rate means his midfield colleagues are free to strut their stuff.

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM) - After an underwhelming campaign at club level the former Liverpool man has started the tournament brilliantly. Plays in a slightly more advanced role for his country and looks a real threat in front of goal.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) - Hasn't set the tournament alight so far but we all know the quality he possesses and against tougher opposition his ball retention could be crucial.

Patrick van Aanholt (LWB) - Likely to come up against Vladimir Coufal on Sunday and so he'll need to be on top form if he's to track the marauding West Ham man as well as offer an attacking outlet.


3. Forwards

Memphis Depay will be key to the Netherlands' chances
Memphis Depay will be key to the Netherlands' chances / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Memphis Depay (ST) - Bagged two in his last two games and while some of his finishing has been a little suspect, his country will be relying on him to produce the goods if they're to reach the latter stages.

Wout Weghorst (ST) -
Had to settle for a substitute appearance against North Macedonia, but in the two games before that he linked up nicely with Depay and he's a real handful when on song.


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