Breaking news for the football lovers when they know Netherlands didn’t qualify for the 2016 Euro Cup
Next seasons Euro Cup in France was increased from 16 groups to 24. There still was not a place for the hopeless Netherland. The 1988 Euro Champion and three times FIFA World Cup finalist finished a disastrous certification sequence Tuesday with an embarrassing 3-2 beat in Amsterdam to the 10 man Czech Republic.
As if preserving their most severe for last, the Dutch team went 2-0 down in 34 minutes, Robin van Persie obtained an own goal and a delayed move was not enough to protected a win that eventually would not have got Danny Blind’s group to France anyway.
Instead, Turkey defeats Iceland 1-0 to protect the immediate certification from Group A as the best third rank team. “In the end, the frustration is in the whole certification strategy for the Dutch team.
It was the very first time since the 2002 FIFA World Cup that the Hollanders had did not be eligible for major football event and the first Euro cup since 1984 the Netherlands have skipped. While teams like Albania and Ireland created it to the competition in France, the Holland will observe it on TV.