North Macedonia vs Netherlands UEFA EURO 2020 preview: where to watch, team news, form guide
Monday, 21 June 2021
North Macedonia face Netherlands in UEFA EURO 2020 Group C – all you need to know.
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Netherlands take on North Macedonia in UEFA EURO 2020 Group C in Amsterdam on Monday 21 June at 18:00 CET.
What's the story?
Both teams go into this game already knowing their fate: the Netherlands have won Group C thanks to victories in Amsterdam against Ukraine and Austria, two sides who each beat North Macedonia in Bucharest to end the hopes of the finals debutants. Perhaps the Dutch will now have an eye on their round of 16 trip to Budapest to meet a third-placed team next Sunday, but they will want to keep up their perfect record from eight past meetings with North Macedonia. The Lynxes have their own agenda: to finish on a high in what could be talisman Goran Pandev's last international match.
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Where to watch the game on TV
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North Macedonia: Dimitrievski; S Ristovski, Velkovski, Musliu, Alioski; Ademi; Bardi, Tričkovski, Elmas; Trajkovski, Pandev
Misses next match if booked: Alioski, Avramovski, Trajkovski, Velkovski
Netherlands: Stekelenburg; Dumfries, De Vrij, De Ligt, Blind, Van Aanholt; F. de Jong, Wijnaldum, Gravenberch; Depay, Malen
Misses next match if booked: De Roon
Igor Panevski, North Macedonia reporter: The debutants may no longer be able to achieve their goal of making it past the group stage, but there is still much to play for. If this game does bring down the curtain on Pandev's 20-year international career, his team-mates will be sure to give their all in hope of a surprise.
Derek Brookman, Netherlands reporter: The Dutch have already secured first place in Group C, but Frank De Boer obviously thinks that keeping the momentum going and further honing his system is more important than rotating players. He will only make two changes from the side that started against Austria. My guess is that we’ll see Donyell Malen instead of Wout Weghorst up front, with Ryan Gravenberch replacing Marten De Roon in midfield. With such a strong team, three Oranje wins out of three in Group C looks very likely.
What the coaches say
Igor Angelovski, North Macedonia coach: "In the second half against Ukraine we were the real North Macedonia, and showed that we deserved to be at the European Championship. This is how we should play against the Dutch. We want to put on a real show and hopefully pick up our first points of the tournament."
Frank de Boer, Netherlands coach: "North Macedonia really deserve to be here. They have done very well, they are well organised. And then you have this sly fox Pandev who really makes the difference. It's great to see he still enjoys playing and can be important for his country. We can't underestimate them so I'm not going to alter much."
Form guide (most recent first)
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