Football

Double draw for Orange in Dublin

Coach Ronald Koeman of the Dutch national team during the last duel in the group stage of the Nations League against Germany.

Many of his colleagues to fly Sunday after the draw back home, but Koeman remains a day. Monday loot Orange is also the final of the Nations League.

To the surprise of many, not in the last place of Koeman himself, ended the national team in the A-division as first in the group with France and Germany, the world champions of 2018 and 2014. Orange is, therefore, assured of two opportunities for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020. If the next year in the regular qualification does not work, then get Koeman and his team in march 2020 a rematch in the play-offs.

European CHAMPIONSHIPS-qualification

The national coach in Dublin company of KNVB director of professional football Nico-Jan’, secretary-general, Gijs de Jong, and team manager Fernando Arrabal. Orange is when the draw for the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifier in pot 1, together with Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Poland and the three countries that have also qualified for the final of the Nations League: Switzerland, England and Portugal. The four finalists are divided into the groups A to D, which, like the group of five countries come to exist. In the other five groups to six countries.

Nations League

Orange plays at the beginning of June, no qualifiers, but the fights to the lucrative victory in the Nations League. On Monday the draw will take place for the semi-finals. The finals in the Portuguese cities of Porto and Guimarães played, although UEFA officially yet to confirm. The winner of the tournament receives 6 million euros.

At the european CHAMPIONSHIPS-qualification do 55 countries. The first two of each group qualify for the finals of 2020, which in the twelve countries is played. Amsterdam is one of the host cities. When the draw for the qualification applies to a number of restrictions. So Kosovo is not in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in their group and Spain, not to Gibraltar. Account is also taken of any long travel distances to cities in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iceland. Russia and Ukraine are in the same pot and can each other, so anyway not take.

The first round of the kwalificatiereeks from 21 to 23 march, the final round will be between 17 and 19 november finished.

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