More injury woes for Dutch before key Euro 2024 qualifier

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Netherlands Training - Qatar University Training Site, Doha, Qatar - November 16, 2022 Netherlands' Jeremie Frimpong during training REUTERS/John Sibley/File Photo

Jeremie Frimpong, a defender for the Netherlands, suffered an injury during training on Thursday, causing him to withdraw from the team’s European 2024 qualifying matches against the Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar. As a result, the Dutch were forced to make another change to their lineup.

According to the Dutch football organization, Jordan Teze has been selected to compensate for the player now playing for Bayer Leverkusen.

Lutsharel Geertruida was also hurt during training on Thursday. Still, the Feyenoord defender will remain with the team for the time being to see whether he makes a rapid recovery before the Dutch face Ireland on Saturday, when a win will secure a spot in next year’s championships in Germany. Lutsharel Geertruida was also injured during Thursday’s training session.

Since Ronald Koeman announced his 25-man roster for the Euro 2024 qualifiers a week ago, Frimpong is the fourth player to withdraw from the final two games of the qualifying round. He followed in the footsteps of Nathan Ake, Steven Bergwijn, and Brian Brobbey. Thijs Dallinga, a striker for Toulouse, and Teze, who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven, have been replaced.

Koeman had to make adjustments even before the team was selected because he would be missing key defenders Sven Botman, Matthijs de Ligt, Micky van de Ven, and Tyrell Malacia, as well as star midfielder Frenkie de Jong and top scorer Memphis Depay.

Following their encounter on Saturday against the Irish, the Dutch will finish their Group B campaign with an away match against Gibraltar in Faro, Portugal. This match will occur after the Dutch have played against the Irish.

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