Frenkie de Jong won’t play within the European Championship as a result of damage

In April, De Jong suffered an ankle damage at his membership FC Barcelona. Nevertheless, he totally participated within the group coaching on Sunday and every thing appeared to go effectively.


Along with nationwide coach Ronald Koeman and physician Edwin Goedhart, De Jong instructed the information to his teammates. This got here as a giant shock. Nathan Aké stated throughout a press convention: ‘Frenkie is a crucial participant for us, additionally within the group. We’re in shock.’

De Jong’s response

The midfielder could be very upset that he can not play through the European Championship. He writes on his Instagram: ‘We now have performed every thing we are able to in latest weeks, however sadly my ankle wants extra time.’ He’ll cheer on his group from the sidelines for the remainder of the European Championship.


Final evening after the apply match towards Iceland, it was additionally introduced that midfielder Teun Koopmeiners won’t be allowed to play through the European Championship as a result of an damage. No substitute will likely be organized for Koopmeiners. Ian Maatsen from Borussia Dortmund has been appointed as a substitute for De Jong. He was omitted of the final collection of the Dutch group, however is now allowed to play. Subsequent Sunday the Dutch nationwide group will play the primary match on the European Championship, towards Poland.

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