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UEFA EURO: Netherlands - Germany Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

NetherlandsJohan Cruijff ArenA - AmsterdamSunday 24 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup C - Matchday 2Germany
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Nations League
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/11/2018GS-FTGermany - Netherlands2-2GelsenkirchenWerner 9, Sané 20; Promes 85, Van Dijk 90+1
13/10/2018GS-FTNetherlands - Germany3-0
AmsterdamVan Dijk 30, Depay 87, Wijnaldum 90+3
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/06/2012GS-FTNetherlands - Germany1-2
KharkivVan Persie 73; Gomez 24, 38
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/06/2004GS-FTGermany - Netherlands1-1PortoFrings 30; Van Nistelrooy 81
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/06/1992GS-FTNetherlands - Germany3-1
GothenburgRijkaard 4, Witschge 15, Bergkamp 72; Klinsmann 53
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/06/19901/8Germany - Netherlands2-1
MilanKlinsmann 51, Brehme 85; R. Koeman 89 (P)
26/04/1989QR (GS)Netherlands - Germany1-1RotterdamVan Basten 87; Riedle 68
19/10/1988QR (GS)Germany - Netherlands0-0Munich
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/06/1988SFWest Germany - Netherlands1-2
HamburgMatthäus 55; R. Koeman 74, Van Basten 88
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/06/1980GS-FTWest Germany - Netherlands3-2
NaplesK. Allofs 20, 60, 65; Rep 79 (P), W. van de Kerkhof 85
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/06/1978GS-FTGermany - Netherlands2-2La PlataAbramczik 3, D. Müller 70; Haan 27, R. van de Kerkhof 84
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/07/1974FNetherlands - Germany1-2
MunichNeeskens 2 (P); Breitner 25 (P), G. Müller 43
 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 - 1000
-Marco Bizot10/03/199128AZ - 0000
-Daley Blind09/03/199029Ajax - 1000
-Patrick van Aanholt29/08/199028Crystal Palace - 0000
-Nathan Aké18/02/199524Bournemouth - 0000
-Virgil Van Dijk08/07/199127Liverpool - 1100
-Hans Hateboer09/01/199425Atalanta - 0000
-Matthijs de Ligt12/08/199919Ajax - 1000
-Denzel Dumfries18/04/199622PSV - 1000
-Ryan Babel19/12/198632Fulham - 1000
-Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199028Liverpool - 1100
-Kevin Strootman13/02/199029Marseille - 0000
-Marten de Roon29/03/199127Atalanta - 1000
-Tonny Vilhena03/01/199524Feyenoord - 0000
-Donny van de Beek18/04/199721Ajax - 0000
-Frenkie de Jong12/05/199721Ajax - 1000
-Pablo Rosario07/01/199722PSV - 0000
-Luuk de Jong27/08/199028PSV - 0000
-Steven Berghuis19/12/199127Feyenoord - 0000
-Memphis Depay13/02/199425Lyon - 1200
-Quincy Promes04/01/199227Sevilla - 1000
-Steven Bergwijn08/10/199721PSV - 1000
-Ronald Koeman21/03/196356 - 1000
Germany - Squad list
Current season
-Manuel Neuer27/03/198632Bayern - 0000
-Kevin Trapp08/07/199028Frankfurt - 0000
-Marc-André ter Stegen30/04/199226Barcelona - 0000
-Nico Schulz01/04/199325Hoffenheim - 0000
-Antonio Rüdiger03/03/199326Chelsea - 0000
-Niklas Süle03/09/199523Bayern - 0000
-Niklas Stark14/04/199523Hertha - 0000
-Jonathan Tah11/02/199623Leverkusen - 0000
-Thilo Kehrer21/09/199622Paris - 0000
-Matthias Ginter19/01/199425Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Marcel Halstenberg27/09/199127Leipzig - 0000
-Toni Kroos04/01/199029Real Madrid - 0000
-İlkay Gündoğan24/10/199028Man. City - 0000
-Marco Reus31/05/198929Dortmund - 0000
-Leon Goretzka06/02/199524Bayern - 0000
-Julian Brandt02/05/199622Leverkusen - 0000
-Leroy Sané11/01/199623Man. City - 0000
-Joshua Kimmich08/02/199524Bayern - 0000
-Kai Havertz11/06/199919Leverkusen - 0000
-Maximilian Eggestein08/12/199622Bremen - 0000
-Serge Gnabry14/07/199523Bayern - 0000
-Timo Werner06/03/199623Leipzig - 0000
-Joachim Löw03/02/196059 - 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.


Joachim Löw

Date of birth: 3 February 1960
Nationality: German
Playing career: Freiburg (three times), Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Frauenfeld
Coaching career: Winterthur (youth), Frauenfeld, Stuttgart, Fenerbahçe, Karlsruhe, Adanaspor, Tirol Innsbruck, Austria Wien, Germany (assistant), Germany

• A native of the Black Forest in south-west Germany, Löw spent most of his playing days with local club Freiburg, where he had three spells, before winding down his career in Switzerland.

• Operated as a player-coach in Switzerland before becoming an assistant, and later head coach, back in Germany with Stuttgart. Succeeded Rolf Fringer in 1996 and led the Swabian side to a German Cup win in his first season and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against Chelsea in his second.

• Left Stuttgart for Fenerbahçe but struggled to match his early success until he joined Tirol Innsbruck, guiding the team to the 2001/02 Austrian Bundesliga title. After nine months with Austria Wien he was summoned by old friend Jürgen Klinsmann to become his assistant with Germany. The pair steered the Nationalmannschaft to a third-place finish on home soil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

• Replaced Klinsmann as head coach, taking the side to the UEFA EURO 2008 final and third place at the 2010 World Cup. They also reached the last four of UEFA EURO 2012, before qualifying unbeaten for the 2014 global finals. The real glory was to follow in Brazil, Löw leading the team to their fourth world title with a 1-0 final defeat of Argentina.

• Germany were unable to add the European title to their world crown, losing to hosts France in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-finals. Löw led the team to a 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup triumph in Russia but a year later, in the same country, the holders' World Cup defence ended unexpectedly in the group stage.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesAngel Nevado Rodriguez (ESP) , Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
  • Fourth officialJuan Martínez (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegatePeadar Ryan (IRL)
  • UEFA Referee observerVítor Melo Pereira (POR)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Jesús Gil Manzano04/02/1984032

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
30/07/2015UEL3QRSouthampton FCVitesse3-0Southampton
15/09/2016UELGSFeyenoordManchester United FC1-0Rotterdam
20/10/2016UELGS1. FSV Mainz 05RSC Anderlecht1-1Mainz
16/02/2017UELR32VfL Borussia MönchengladbachACF Fiorentina0-1Monchengladbach
18/06/2017U21GS-FTGermanyCzech Republic2-0Tychy
22/02/2018UELR32Atalanta BCBorussia Dortmund1-1Reggio Emilia
18/09/2018UCLGSFC Schalke 04FC Porto1-1Gelsenkirchen

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland1100203
    Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Depay 1, 2-0 Wijnaldum 21, 3-0 Depay 55 (P) , 4-0 Van Dijk 86
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (59 Promes), Depay, De Roon (46 Pröpper), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (68 Tete)
  • (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 Ireland1100203
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Germany
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)
    Germany-Northern Ireland

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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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