Dutch juniors have tickets for next year’s European Championship on hand. National coach Erwin van de Loy’s side only moved away from Gibraltar (6-0) in Almere on Tuesday at Almere and snatched the lead in the qualifying series by one game.
The Netherlands failed to score in the first half against small team Gibraltar. Van de Loy’s team hit the crossbar three times, hit the post once and saw striker Myron Boadaux also miss a penalty kick.
After the break, it was too fast for the Dutch talent. Daniel van Kam, Daychon Reidan, Sepp van den Berg, Boadau, Brian Bruby and Ellis Tavsan, respectively, were the top scorers for the Netherlands, who top Group E and can hardly miss the European Championship.
With one match remaining, the Orange team is one point ahead of second-seeded Switzerland. On Saturday, you must finish important promises in and against Wales. This country has already played in the European Championship qualifiers.
Switzerland will play the last group game on Wednesday in and against Moldova. Only the group winner qualifies for the European Championship, just like the best number two in the entire qualifying series.
Two years ago, the Dutch juniors reached the semi-finals of the European Championship, which is held every two years with promises. It was the Netherlands’ first participation in eight years. The 2023 European Championships will be held in Georgia and Romania.
Ranking in Group E of European Championship Qualifiers
- 1. Dutch Juniors 9-23 (+27)
- 2. Switzerland 9-22 (+16)
- 3 – Moldova 9-11 (-5)
- 4 – Bulgaria 9-9 (-1)
- 5. Wales 8-8 (0)
- 6 – Gibraltar 8-0 (-36)
Sepp van den Berg celebrates his goal with the crowd in Almere.
Young Orange hits aluminum four times
The young Dutch started the match in Almeira knowing that a victory could take a big step towards the European Championship. This can be seen from the start. Van de Loy’s team started the game offensively and had nothing to fear from Gibraltar.
The dominance resulted in a veritable barrage of opportunities, with Boadu in particular losing points of opportunity. The Monaco striker hit the post, missed a penalty and hit the crossbar twice, including an overhead kick. Tavsan also found aluminum on its way.
In the first minute of the second half, the Dutch Juniors hit the blow directly through Van Kam. Then resistance erupted among the visitors, who only shot once at Hugo Wengz (ADO Den Haag) throughout the match.
After 2-0 Reidan in the 60th minute, it’s all over. Van den Berg, Badu, Broby and Tavsan raised the score to 6-0, which means the juniors have a place on their hands in the European Championship.
Myron Boadaux (R) finally scores his goal after some fouls.
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