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Norway leveller leaves Dutch waiting

Published: Friday 5 September 2008, 22.45CET
Netherlands 1-1 Norway
The holders are facing a nervous finale to qualifying Group 5 in Switzerland on 9 September after they conceded a last-minute equaliser in Kerkrade.
by Berend Scholten
Norway leveller leaves Dutch waiting
Foppe de Haan's side still have work to do ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 5 September 2008, 22.45CET

Norway leveller leaves Dutch waiting

Netherlands 1-1 Norway
The holders are facing a nervous finale to qualifying Group 5 in Switzerland on 9 September after they conceded a last-minute equaliser in Kerkrade.

The Netherlands face a nervous finale to qualifying Group 5 in Switzerland on Tuesday after conceding a last-minute equaliser at home to Norway which prevented the holders confirming their place in the play-offs for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Shock reverse
Having won their opening five fixtures in the section, the Jong Oranje appeared to be cruising towards the play-offs before they suffered a shock reverse at home to the Swiss on their last competitive outing in May. Foppe de Haan's side – who have won each of the last two finals at this level – looked to have put that behind them when Jonathan De Guzman fired the hosts in front from a free-kick after 53 minutes in Kerkrade. But Norway's Arnar Førsund exposed another chink in the Dutch armoury when finding the net via the crossbar in the final minute. Still, the Netherlands need just a point in Schaffhausen in four days' time to top the section.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.29CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Norway

Norway

1
VermeerKenneth Vermeer (GK)
1
LieAndreas Lie (GK)
2
ZuiverloonGianni Zuiverloon (C)
2
FørsundArnar Førsund
Goal89
3
LuijckxKees Luijckx
Substitution60
3
HagenSteffen Hagen (C)
4
Jong-A-PinCalvin Jong-A-Pin
4
ForrenVegard Forren
5
PietersErik Pieters
Yellow Card62
5
NordvikAndreas Nordvik
Substitution89
6
BramaWout Brama
6
StrømnesSteinar Strømnes
7
De GuzmánJonathan De Guzmán
Goal53
Substitution82
7
TetteyAlexander Tettey
8
EmanuelsonUrby Emanuelson
8
MathisenAlexander Mathisen
Substitution86
9
LensJeremain Lens
9
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
10
S. De JongSiem de Jong
Substitution77
10
LarsenKevin Larsen
Substitution74
11
AmrabatNordin Amrabat
11
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi

Substitutes

16
KrulTim Krul (GK)
12
LarsenAdam Larsen (GK)
12
HiariejTom Hiariej
13
Orry LarsenPeter Orry Larsen
14
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
Substitution60
14
BjørdalJohan Lædre Bjørdal
15
JanssenWillem Janssen
Yellow Card77
Substitution77
15
ParrJonathan Parr
Substitution74
17
NijlandStefan Nijland
Substitution82
16
HæstadMorten Krüger Hæstad
18
EmnesMarvin Emnes
17
KleivenChrister Kleiven
Substitution89
18
KhaliliAram Khalili
Substitution86

Coach

Foppe de Haan (NED) Øystein Gåre (NOR)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Szulc (POL)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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