The Dutch team is there Thursday night, has not succeeded in the friendly match against Slovakia to win. The friendly in Trnava ended in a 1-1 draw.
Former Willem II-attacker Adam Nemec signed already after eight minutes for the opening goal in the City Arena. Orange came after rest, better for the day and pulled the stand a quarter of an hour after resting right through Quincy Promes.
It is the first time in the history that the Netherlands do not know to win of Slovakia. The two countries played twice before against each other, and both matches drew Orange at the longest end (2-1 in 2010 and 2-0 in 2012).
Coach Ronald Koeman awarded Ruud Molder in Trnava his debut for the Dutch national team. The midfielder of Club Brugge came after the rest of the field in for Donny van de Beek and is the first player since Reuben Chess (2012) thirty years of age or older is in his Orange debut.
Captain Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum were on the other hand are not in action against the Slovak republic. The Liverpool players played last Saturday and the Champions League final against Real Madrid (1-3 loss) and given rest.
May come Van Dijk and Wijnaldum Monday in action as Orange in Turin for a friendly to play against Italy. ‘La Squadra Azzurra’ did, just like the Netherlands not to qualify for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next month in Russia.