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Netherlands Holland Oranje France Tactics EURO 2024 0-0 Mbappé mask

Without Kylian Mbappé, this turned out to be a strange affair. An extreme off-the-ball Dutch game plan led to sustained French possession spells, but uncharacteristic turnovers and missed chances allowed the Dutch a foothold in the game. A debatably chalked off goal even led to a short Orange underdog winning sensation. In the end, both […]

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Netherlands Tactical Preview EURO 2024 Ronald Koeman

History echoes with the Dutch team traveling to Germany as outsiders, reminiscent of 1988. Forever fresh off the heartbreak of some lost international final, the Netherlands aim to put collective coherence above last-minute dropouts to chase the shadows of the past. This tactical preview has been written by Sander IJtsma. We decided to make all […]

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The Netherlands’ defensive system had issues throughout the game, especially against Croatia’s strong midfield unit. Ronald Koeman’s decision to experiment with a center-back moving into midfield had mixed results, and Croatia were deserved winners in the end. Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley. Ronald Koeman’s return to the Netherlands national team started badly in […]

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