Sat 05 June 2021 | 11:29

How will Netherlands line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

Talking about the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad, and especially, determining it needs a lot of authority. How could Netherlands Euro 2020 lineup be? That's a broad question, but we'll try to answer it in this article.

A couple of days later, the UEFA European Championship will be held for the 16th time. Every four years, the Union of European Football Associations hosts the tournament (UEFA).

The soccer competition was supposed to take place between June 12 and July 12, 2020. The tournament has been postponed for a year because of the COVID-19 outbreak, and it will now take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021.

Despite this, the roster has enough individual skill to offer a level of competitive action to the Oranje, with title-winners from Man City,


, and Inter Milan all engaged this season.

With the experience and skill of those who have proven crucial to the clubs' spine -

Frenkie de Jong

, Gini Wijnaldum, and Memphis Depay – there is a chance that the team may come together at the right time to go deep into Euro 2020. Netherlands has only won the European Cup once in 1988.

Along with Ukraine, North Macedonia, and Austria, the Netherlands men's national soccer team is in Group C and now we are going to analyze the

Netherlands squad for Euro 2021.

How will Netherlands line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

Well, as you see the 4-3-3 formation could be used by the Netherlands for Euro 2020. Once upon a time, Italian 4–3–3 was essentially a WM variant with one of the two wing halves transformed to a libero. However, the Netherlands,


, and Spain all employed a 4–3–3 formation in the 1970s and 1980s, with a defensive midfielder (usually numbered four or six) and two offensive midfielders (numbered eight and ten).

With that in mind, let's take a look at the whole list of players who were selected for this tournament's team.

  • Goalkeepers

    : Jasper Cillessen (Valencia), Tim Krul (Norwich City), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax Amsterdam)

  • Defenders

    : Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), Denzel Dumfries (PSV Eindhoven), Jurriem Timber (Ajax Amsterdam), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Joel Veltman (Brighton & Hove Albion), Owen Wijndal (AZ Alkmaar)

  • Forwards

    : Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Luuk de Jong (Sevilla), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven), Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg).


: Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Marten de Roon (


), Ryan Gravenberch, Davy Klaassen (both Ajax Amsterdam), Teun Koopmeiners (AZ Alkmaar), Donny van de Beek (Manchester United), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Sportmob has selected 11 players from the following list as its starting eleven predictions for the Netherlands' Euro 2020 lineups.

The phrase "prediction" is important since players on this list may or may not make it into the final 11-man squad, and the manager is the only one who can decide who plays and who does not. Now without further ado let's jump into Sportmob’s prediction of the

Netherlands Euro 2020 squad


GK: Tim Krul

Timothy Michael Krul (born 3 April 1988) plays as a goalkeeper for Norwich City in the Premier League. Krul was a member of the Netherlands' U17 national squad at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.

He played in the 2008 Toulon Tournament for the U21s and was a regular in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign. Krul, Van Gaal's penalty hero at the 2014 World Cup, will once again be Cillessen's back-up in the Euros.

Krul has helped Norwich City achieve promotion to the Premier League this season, and he is ready to step in if Cillessen is unavailable. Krul hasn't been at his best in recent internationals, but the former Newcastle United, Ajax, and AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper is a solid performer. we have chosen him as the goalkeeper of the

Netherlands Euro 2020


CB: Stefan de Vrij

Stefan de Vrij (born February 5, 1992) currently plays for


Milan in Serie A. De Vrij was named to the tentative list of 36 players for the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament on May 7, 2012.

He was one of nine uncapped players chosen by Netherland’s manager Bert van Marwijk for the preliminary squad. He didn't make the cut in the end. De Vrij made his debut for new boss Louis van Gaal in a friendly match against Belgium on August 15, 2012.

Inter Milan's Stefan de Vrij is a center-back in

Serie A

. In 42 games for Inter, he won the Serie A and scored one goal. He has played for the Netherlands on more than 40 occasions. He was a member of the Dutch side that came in third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He was one of four Feyenoord defenders picked to Louis van Gaal's World Cup team in 2014. He will be a significant member of the Netherlands' Euro 2020 squad. And this amazing athlete’s performance pushed him into our

Netherlands Euro 2020 Squad


CB: Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt (born 12 August 1999) plays as a center-back for


in Serie A. De Ligt, a captain for the Netherlands, is one of Europe's greatest center-backs and is ready to impress in his first major tournament.

De Boer's robust and powerful center-back will be one of the first names on the teamsheet, and he is key to the Netherlands' chances of winning the tournament.

Despite Juventus' problems, De Ligt has had a fantastic season and is a match for any striker in the tournament. This season, he appeared in 36 Serie A games for Juventus, scoring one goal. Matthijs de Ligt was named to Frank de Boer's 26-man squad for Netherlands Euro 2020 campaign on May 24, 2021.

LB: Owen Wijndal

Owen Wijndal (born November 28, 1999) plays as a left-back for


in the Eredivisie. In recent matches, the AZ Alkmaar player has cemented his place as the Netherlands' left-back, and he is expected to start in Euros. 

Defensively, the young talent is remarkable, and he relishes the opportunity to get forward. Wijndal is expected to move this summer, with Ajax and Barcelona among the clubs keeping a close eye on him during the competition.

Wijndal has the potential to be one of Oranje's best players during the tournament. This season, he appeared in 36 Eredivisie games for Ajax, scoring two goals. we offered him a spot in the

Netherlands squad for Euro 2021


RB: Denzel Dumfries

Denzel Justus Morris Dumfries (born April 18, 1996) plays right back for

PSV Eindhoven

in the Eredivisie. De Boer has named the PSV Eindhoven captain as the squad's lone out-and-out right-back, and he is expected to start. 

Dumfries, an attacking full-back, has been a consistent performer at PSV Eindhoven but has struggled to make an impression with the Oranje over the years. Dumfries will be looking to make an impression at the European Championships, as he is expected to make a move this summer. He was named to Frank de Boer's 26-man squad for

Netherlands Euro 2020

campaign in May 2021.

DM: Marten de Roon

Marten Elco de Roon (born March 29, 1991) plays for the Italian club Atalanta as a midfielder. Sparta Rotterdam, SC Heerenveen, and Middlesbrough were among his previous clubs.

De Roon is a vital player for De Boer, a ball-winning midfielder who is frequently called into the starting eleven when the Netherlands faces more difficult opponents. De Roon is a tough tackler who plays a simple style and protects the defense. As the event progresses, he has a chance to shine.

De Roon's lack of attacking skill, on the other hand, makes him superfluous against deep-lying teams. Under Gian Piero Gasperini, he confirmed himself as a starter once more, helping Atalanta to a historic third-place finish in the 2018–19 season, earning them a ticket in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage.

In the Coppa Italia semi-finals, he also scored a volley in the 58th minute against Fiorentina. Atalanta would go on to win the tie 5–4 but lose in the final to Lazio. On September 18, 2019, he made his Champions League debut against Dinamo Zagreb. In May 2021, Marten was included in the 26-man for Netherlands Euro 2020 list.

CM: Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong, a midfielder for


, is the man for big occasions, and all eyes will be on him at Euro 2020. In 37 appearances for Barca in 2021, he has scored three goals.

His passing skills are exceptional. One of his most noteworthy games was the 2021 Copa del Rey final, where he scored one goal and assisted two others in a 4–0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

In 2018, he made his international debut in a friendly 2–1 win against Peru, where he scored one goal and assisted on another. In the opposing half, he completed 100 percent of his passes. The following May, he was included in the 26-man squad for Netherlands Euro 2020.

CM:Georginio Wijnaldum

Gregion, Georginio Emile Wijnaldum (born November 11, 1990) currently plays for Liverpool in the Premier League. Due to the absence of Virgil van Dijk, Wijnaldum will captain the Netherlands in Euro 2020, and he will be key to Oranje's success.

De Boer may play Wijnaldum deeper in the midfield, as he does with Liverpool, or he can play him in the number 10 position. Wijnaldum is vital for the Netherlands, and De Boer will be relieved if his Barcelona transfer is completed before the tournament, allowing his captain to focus on the game.

In July, hopefully, it will be Wijnaldum who lifts the title. This season, he appeared in 54 Premier League games for Liverpool, scoring three goals. On 24 May 2021, Georginio was included in Frank de Boer's 26-man for the Netherlands Euro 2020 list.

LW: Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay (born 13 February 1994), usually known as Memphis, is a professional footballer from the Netherlands who currently plays as a forward for Ligue 1 side Lyon. Since Ronald Koeman took command of the Netherlands in 2018, Memphis has been outstanding in an Oranje shirt.

Memphis prefers to play through the middle, but can also play on the left-wing, offering De Boer a variety of options. Memphis enters the competition after a stellar season with Lyon, where he scored 22 goals and added 12 assists.

The attacker, who will be one of the leaders for Oranje in the tournament, is close to joining Barcelona. Memphis, along with Frenkie de Jong, is the most important player in the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad of 26.

RW: Steven Berghuis

Steven Berghuis (born December 19, 1991) is a winger for Feyenoord in the Dutch professional football league. Berghuis started all three games for the Netherlands in recent internationals on the right-wing.

This suggests that the Feyenoord skipper will start on the wing in the tournament. Berghuis has scored 19 goals in the Eredivisie for Feyenoord this season. Berghuis is a dependable winger who likes to cut in from the right flank and has a good eye for goal.

Another consistent penalty taker who could play a key role later in the competition. He was named to Frank de Boer's 26-man squad for Netherlands Euro 2020 campaign in May 2021.

ST: Wout Weghorst

Wout Weghorst (born 7 August 1992) currently plays for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. Weghorst has earned his call-up after a great season with Wolfsburg, and he will compete for a starting spot in the Oranje attack.

This season, the muscular and muscular striker scored 20 goals in the Bundesliga, helping his club secure a Champions League berth. This performance has persuaded De Boer to give Weghorst a shot, and he will be a viable alternative to De Jong if De Boer opts for a target man.

Weghorst is one of the most assured forwards in the Netherlands right now. He was named to Frank de Boer's 26-man squad for

Netherlands Euro 2020

campaign in May 2021.

Netherlands Group fixtures in Euro 2020 are as follow:

(All times CEST)

  • 13 June (21:00): Netherlands vs Ukraine -  Amsterdam

  • 17 June 2021 (21:00):  Netherlands vs Austria  - Amsterdam

  • 21 June 2021 (18:00):  North Macedonia vs Netherlands - Amsterdam

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