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Holland Meet France Again In Euro Draw

Virgil van Dijk

Ronald Koeman will lead the Netherlands at a European Championship for the second time in his career after returning to his former role at the start of 2023.

Koeman was in charge as the Dutch were knocked out at the Round of 16 stage at Euro 2020 and he immediately left after the tournament to take charge at Barcelona.

However, the veteran coach accepted the chance to replace Louis van Gaal after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the Dutch fans offering him a mixed response ahead of Euro 2024.

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk will lead Koeman’s side in Germany as they look to avoid a possible early exit after a tough group stage draw.

The Netherlands were drawn drawn alongside France, Austria, and a yet-to-be-determined playoff team from Path A, which could be any of Poland, Wales, Finland, or Estonia. The playoffs will be completed during the March international break, at which point the Netherlands will learn their final opponent.

The Netherlands will open their tournament against the playoff winner, who will be set in March. After that opening match on June 16, the Oranje will play France and Austria to conclude group stage play.

The match against France will be a highly-anticipated affair, with the two already meeting twice in qualifying, as France won both games. Les Bleus have won seven of their last eight against the Dutch overall.

Holland Euro 2024 Tickets

June 16: PWA vs. Netherlands – Hamburg (Volksparkstadion) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
June 21: Netherlands vs. France – Leipzig (Red Bull Arena) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets
June 25: Netherlands vs. Austria – Berlin (Olimpiastadion) – Buy Euro 2024 Tickets

Should the Netherlands reach the knockout stage via a top two spot in Group D, they would be guaranteed to face a second-place finisher, either from Group E or F.

However, if they reach the finals via a third-place finish, their path would depend on where in the third-place table they end up, and their pathway would be tougher to predict.

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