Friendly International 2017
Match start: 19:30 (GMT+1)
When the French Euro-2016 has been played without the participation of the national team of the Netherlands and this fact was considered to be a real mistake. And we must say that the head coach of this team is the best representative of a new generation of the national school Danny Blind.
But after the results of the first half of the qualification stage for forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia the champions of the Europe 88 appeared to take only the 4th line in their group A after the national team of France, Sweden and Bulgaria the talented and ambitious coach was dismissed.
New saver of the Netherlands
The coaching staff of the Netherlands is rich in talented football players. But the problem is that practically all they have already headed their national team and were dismissed due to different reasons: Guus Hiddink, Louis van Gaal, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten, Bert van Marwijk, Danny Blind.
Besides, Guus Hiddink and Louis van Gaal had become the head coach of the national team for 2 times but they didn’t manage to reach the level of the legendary Rinus Michels. Now has started the 3rd coming of one more coach-pensioner, 69 years old Dick Advocaat (1992-1994, 2002-2004 and 2017).
Group A tournament position
Alas! The national team of the Netherlands has won only two matches out of 5 matches of last qualification phase and gained one draw. Now with the 7 points it takes the 4th position:
France – 13, Sweden – 10, Bulgaria – 9, the Netherlands – 7 …
The team of Dick Advocaat is facing 5 more matches with the national team of Luxemburg (9th of June), France (31st of August), Bulgaria (the 3rd of September), Belarus (the 7th of October) and Sweden (the 10th of October).
Unlikely (bearing in mind the age of Dick Advocaat) that the game manner of his team will change and become full of new ideas and unexpected creative solutions. Having appointed this specialist, football federation was reckoning on his experience of work with top football clubs.
And here Federation was absolutely right as for two battles with the national team of Morocco and the Ivory Coast national football team the coach has gathered his old guard: Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Daley Blind (MU), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Gregion (Liverpool), Arjen Robben (Bayern).
Nobody expects from the national team of the Netherlands devastating winning during two forthcoming battles. Now the main task is to restore traditional game links in order on the 9th of June during the official home match against the national team from Luxemburg the hosts of “de Kuip” will be able to improve the tournament position…
Morocco – 3.10, draw – 3.30, Netherlands – 2.30;
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