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UEFA EURO: Netherlands - Belarus Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

NetherlandsStadion Feijenoord - RotterdamThursday 21 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup C - Matchday 1Belarus
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/2017QR (GS)Belarus - Netherlands1-3
BorisovM. Volodko 55; Pröpper 24, Robben 84 (P), Depay 90+3
07/10/2016QR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus4-1
RotterdamPromes 15, 31, Klaassen 56, Janssen 64; Rios 47
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/2007QR (GS)Belarus - Netherlands2-1
MinskBulyga 49, Korytko 65; Van der Vaart 89
06/09/2006QR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus3-0
EindhovenVan Persie 32, 78, Kuyt 90+1
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2003PR (GS)Belarus - Netherlands0-2
MinskOvermars 61, Kluivert 68
07/09/2002PR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus3-0
EindhovenDavids 35, Kluivert 37, Hasselbaink 73
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/1995PR (GS)Netherlands - Belarus1-0
RotterdamMulder 83
07/06/1995PR (GS)Belarus - Netherlands1-0
MinskGerasimets 27
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Netherlands - Squad list
Current season
-Jeroen Zoet06/01/199128PSV - 0000
-Jasper Cillessen22/04/198929Barcelona - 0000
-Marco Bizot10/03/199128AZ - 0000
-Daley Blind09/03/199029Ajax - 0000
-Patrick van Aanholt29/08/199028Crystal Palace - 0000
-Nathan Aké18/02/199524Bournemouth - 0000
-Kenny Tete09/10/199523Lyon - 0000
-Virgil Van Dijk08/07/199127Liverpool - 0000
-Matthijs de Ligt12/08/199919Ajax - 0000
-Denzel Dumfries18/04/199622PSV - 0000
-Ryan Babel19/12/198632Fulham - 0000
-Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199028Liverpool - 0000
-Kevin Strootman13/02/199029Marseille - 0000
-Davy Pröpper02/09/199127Brighton - 0000
-Marten de Roon29/03/199127Atalanta - 0000
-Tonny Vilhena03/01/199524Feyenoord - 0000
-Donny van de Beek18/04/199721Ajax - 0000
-Frenkie de Jong12/05/199721Ajax - 0000
-Luuk de Jong27/08/199028PSV - 0000
-Steven Berghuis19/12/199127Feyenoord - 0000
-Memphis Depay13/02/199425Lyon - 0000
-Quincy Promes04/01/199227Sevilla - 0000
-Steven Bergwijn08/10/199721PSV - 0000
-Ronald Koeman21/03/196356 - 0000
Belarus - Squad list
Current season
-Andrei Klimovich27/08/198830Shakhtyor - 0000
-Andrei Gorbunov29/05/198335Dinamo Minsk - 0000
-Anton Chichkan10/07/199523BATE - 0000
-Aleksandr Martynovich26/08/198731Krasnodar - 0000
-Mikhail Sivakov16/01/198831Orenburg - 0000
-Igor Shitov24/10/198632Dinamo Minsk - 0000
-Denis Polyakov 17/04/199127Ural - 0000
-Zakhar Volkov12/08/199721BATE - 0000
-Aleksandr Hleb01/05/198137BATE - 0000
-Sergei Kislyak06/08/198731Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Anton Putilo23/06/198731Ankaragücü - 0000
-Igor Stasevich21/10/198533BATE - 0000
-Stanislav Dragun04/06/198830BATE - 0000
-Pavel Nekhaychik15/07/198830Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Aleksei Rios14/05/198731BATE - 0000
-Ivan Maevski05/05/198830Astana - 0000
-Yuri Kendysh10/06/199028Sheriff - 0000
-Yuri Kovalev27/01/199326Shakhtyor - 0000
-Maksim Volodko10/11/199226Arsenal Tula - 0000
-Pavel Savitski12/07/199424Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Nikolai Signevich20/02/199227Ferencváros - 0000
-Anton Saroka05/03/199227Lokeren - 0000
-Denis Laptev01/08/199127Dinamo Brest - 0000
-Igor Kriushenko10/02/196455 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Ronald Koeman

Date of birth: 21 March 1963
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Groningen, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Feyenoord
Coaching career: Netherlands (assistant), Barcelona (assistant), Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton, Everton, Netherlands

• One of the classiest ball-playing defenders in history, Ronald Koeman was also a frequent goalscorer, mostly from free-kicks and penalties. He began his career at Groningen before spending three seasons apiece at Ajax and PSV.

• The 1987/88 season was one of extraordinary achievement for the blond right-footer, who collected the Dutch domestic double as well as the European Cup with PSV and then proved an equally inspirational figure with the Netherlands at EURO '88, where they captured their only major international trophy to date.

• Koeman subsequently shone during a six-year spell at Barcelona – during which he played at three further tournaments for the Oranje, ending up with 78 caps and 14 goals. The highlight of his time in Catalonia was his winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final against Sampdoria at Wembley, giving Barça their first continental crown. He also won four Liga titles with the club.

• After ending his playing days at Feyenoord, Koeman took on assistant coach roles with the Netherlands then Barcelona before branching out on his own at the turn of the millennium and embarking on what would be a highly eventful coaching career. Having played for each of the Netherlands' big three clubs he became the first man to coach all three as well, winning two titles with Ajax, one with PSV and reinvigorating Feyenoord during a productive tenure from 2011 to 2014.

• He departed Rotterdam to pursue his career in England, firstly with Southampton, then Everton, with whom he parted company in October 2017. The following February he was appointed as the Netherlands' Bondscoach on a contract taking him through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and led the Oranje to the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals ahead of France and Germany.


Igor Kriushenko

Date of birth: 10 February 1964
Nationality: Belarusian
Playing career: Dinamo Minsk, Khimik Grodno, Lida, Alga Bishkek, Aktyubinets, Metallurg Aldan, Dinamo Yakutsk, Selenga, Torpedo Mogilev
Coaching career: Torpedo Mogilev (assistant), BATE Borisov (reserves), BATE, Dinamo Minsk, Sibir Novosibirsk, Shurtan Guzar, Torpedo Zhodino, Belarus

• A graduate of one Minsk's youth academies, his first coach was Mikhail Mustygin – Soviet Top League top scorer with Dinamo Minsk in 1962 and 1967. A Soviet youth international, Kriushenko never made the first team at Dinamo Minsk, and spent his playing career in the lower divisions.

• After four years as a coach with BATE's reserve team, took charge of the seniors in 2005 and won league titles in 2006 and 2007 before leaving for Dinamo Minsk.

• League runner-up as Dinamo coach in 2008, he moved to Russia and led Sibir Novosibirsk to promotion in his first campaign, and then to the Russian Cup final and the UEFA Europa League play-offs in 2010.

• Won a Belarusian Cup with Torpedo Zhodino in 2016 and was named Belarus coach on 1 March 2017, initially on a temporary basis.

• Coached Torpedo and the national team in tandem to start with before stepping down from his club role to concentrate on his Belarus position, leading the side to promotion from League D in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2018.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDavide Massa (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesFilippo Meli (ITA) , Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
  • Fourth officialDaniele Doveri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateJosé Guilherme Aguiar (POR)
  • UEFA Referee observerStefan Messner (AUT)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Davide Massa15/07/1981034

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/11/2016UELGSMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCAZ Alkmaar0-0Netanya
26/07/2018UEL2QRFC ViitorulVitesse2-2Ovidiu

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland0000000
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands-Northern Ireland
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Netherlands
  • (19/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland0000000
  • (24/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Belarus
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Belarus-Northern Ireland
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)

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:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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