Netherlands vs Germany - 24/03/2019 Preview

Netherlands will face Germany at Johan Cruijff Arena, in Amsterdam, in UEFA Europe 2020 Qualification 2nd Round. Netherlands against Germany is the match with big interest because of great National squads and great perspectives in Qualification. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

Group C

1. Germany

2. Netherlands

3. Estonia

4. Northern Ireland

5. Belarus

 

Netherlands

FIFA Rating – 18

Netherlands this time called up a very strong, young and perspective squad. The Dutch had grown up very good players who in the future play for the top clubs at the highest level. The last year they are very unlucky, as they missed the World Cup, played poorly at the qualifiers, and generally showed not the best football. The truth is, everything changes, the main player of the team, the head coach and overall motivation have changed. In UEFA Europe League, they showed themselves very well and took first place in the group. Moreover, they played not in a simple group, but with the two previous world champions, with Germany and France. Having lost only France on their field, they managed to take the first place and throw Germany into the League B.

This time, they need to prove that even after the Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Johan Cruyff, Sneijder, Van der Vaart, Robben, Heitinga, Van Persie, and Van der Sar national squad have big and bright future. Most interesting that one of the most successful Dutch player Patrick Kluivert has already grown his son. Who’s playing for Rome and should probably be called up to the senior national squad in the near future, due to great form.

 

Squad

Goalkeepers

Marco Bizot; Jasper Cillessen; Jeroen Zoet;

Defenders

Daley Blind/ Matthjs de Ligt; Stefan de Vrij; Kenny Tete; Patrick van Aanholt; Virgil van Dijk; Steven Bergwin;

Midfielders

Nathan Ake; Denzel Dumfries; Frenkie De Jong; Marten De Jong; Davy Propper; Pablo Rosario; Kevin Strootman; Donny van de Beek; Tonny Vilhena; Georginio Wijnaldum; Ryan Babel; Steven Berghuis; Quincy Promes;

Forwards

Luuk de Jong; Memphis Depay;

 

Germany

FIFA Rating – 16

After Germany failed to succeed in World Cup 2018 in Russia, they lost lots of positions in FIFA Rankings. They took the last place in Group by surprisingly losing to South Korea and Mexico. As a result, they finished their path at last place without any chances to play in PlayOffs. After winning the World Cup in the year 2014 this result was a big disappointment for all Germans. On this, the failures of the German national team did not end, they dropped to League B in UEFA Europe League after win crisis against France and Netherlands. They took the last place without any win in League A Group 1. Germany tried to play strongly, have drawn the home matches, however, lost to both in rival Stadiums. They need big changes in the team to return to the list of the best national teams again.

As Netherlands, have very strong and great youth academies. They already have grown very much talented and strong players, who can succeed in the future. Most of the players that were called-up to National squad are playing in Germany. While only Leroy Sane, Gundogan, Toni Kroos, Thilo Kehrer, Antonio Rudiger, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen is playing in other countries top clubs. Most interesting that Low dropped out of the squad Boateng, Hummels and Muller. If they will fail at the beginning of the Euro 2020 qualification, it is very likely that the German Football Federation will have to terminate the contract with the head coach J. Low.

 

Head Coach

Joachim Low

Squad

Goalkeepers

Manuel Neuer; Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Kevin Trapp;

Defenders

Matthias Ginter; Marcel Halstenberg; Thilo Kehrer; Lukas Klostermann; Antonio Rüdiger; Nico Schulz; Niklas Stark; Niklas Süle; Jonathan Tah;

Midfielders

Maximilian Eggestein; Leon Goretzka; Ilkay Gündogan; Kai Havertz; Joshua Kimmich; Toni Kroos;

Forwards

Serge Gnabry;  Marco Reus; Leroy Sane; Timo Werner;

 

H2H

These team played in previous important tournament in Europe UEFA Nations League. Both of them played in Group 1 and there the Netherlands was lucky at home ground and have drawn away match. As a result, Germany was dropped to lower B League as they took the last place without any win.

 

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