Follow North Macedonia – Netherlands LIVE as the teams meet in the Johan Cruyff Arena for the final group stage game of the 2020 EUROS.
On paper this game is just a formality as both teams’ fates are already sealed. Netherlands will finish top no matter what, and North Macedonia will finish 4th no matter what.
Macedonian legend Goran Pandev has announced that the game against Netherlands will be his last ever for the red and yellow. That should be enough motivation for the North Macedonian players to perform tonight.
North Macedonia’s 11: Dimitrievski: Ristovski, Velkovski, Musliu, Alioski: Bardhi, Ademi: Trickovski, Elmas, Trajkovski: Pandev
Igor Angelovski sticks with nine of the men who started the Macedonia’s last match, the narrow defeat to Ukraine. Ivan Tričkovski comes in on the right wing for his first start of the tournament, whilst on the other flank Alexandar Trajkovski is back after having been
Netherlands’ 11: Stekelenburg: Dumfries, De Vrij, De Ligt, Blind, Van Aanholt: Frenkie de Jong, Gravenberch, Wijnaldum: Malen, Depay
Perhaps a little surprising to see only two changes in the Dutch starting 11 considering they’re through as group winners no matter the outcome of todays match. Yesterday we saw Roberto Mancini make nine changes to his Italy side. De Boer has maybe seen that his side haven’t played as convincing as he would have liked and that he wants to give the team time to keep riding the momentum wave after winning the first two group matches.
Group C: As it stands
|#||Team||Games played||Goals scored – conceded||Goal difference||Points|
|4 🔴||North Macedonia||2||2-5||-3||0|