Netherlands boost confidence with rout over Iceland before Euro 2024

The Netherlands crushed Iceland 4-0 in their final control before the start of Euro 2024. The match was played at the Feyenoord Stadium, also known as De Keep, in Rotterdam.

Ronald Koeman's "Tulips" completely outplayed their opponent, scoring a total of 5 goals, but one of them was disallowed for handball. In the 23rd minute, Denzel Dumfries headed parallel to the goal line to Javi Simmons, who fired in on the move to make it 1-0.

After the break, the hosts doubled their lead. Virgil Van Dijk headed in a second consecutive game for his country. Stefan Teitur Thordarsson could have reduced the visitors' deficit, but he fired into the left post.

Only three minutes after his appearance in the game, Donyel Mallen also recorded his name among the scorers. Memphis Depay led his teammate alone against the goalkeeper, and the Borussia Dortmund player made the advance in a classic way.

In the next attack, Memphis Depay had a goal disallowed after VAR intervention due to a handball by Joey Veerman during the attack. Vout Weghorst also sent the ball into the opponent's goal, but he was in an offside position.

In the last minute, the home team still managed to score. Vout Weghorst's shot on the move found the outline of the goal.

After the meeting, it became clear that Frenkie de Jong will miss the European tournament. The Barcelona midfielder will return to his club to fully recover from the ankle injury he sustained on April 21 against Real Madrid. The midfielder does not want to force his return to the field because there is a danger that the injury will worsen.

The Tulips begin Euro 2024 on Sunday against Poland, who scored a dramatic 2-1 home win over Turkey. For the fans, however, the injuries of Karol Schwiderski and Robert Lewandowski were much more frightening than the not so good performance of the white-reds. Both strikers left the field in the first half.

Karol Shwiderski and Nikola Zelenski signed for the Poles, Baraş Yılmaz was accurate for Turkey. | BGNES