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Netherlands: Frenkie de Jong out of Euro 2024

Netherlands: Frenkie de Jong out of Euro 2024

The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) confirmed on Monday evening that midfielder Frenkie de Jong is out of the Netherlands squad for Euro 2024.

barcelona player, Who was on the final list of coach Ronald KoemanHe is still recovering from an injury to his right ankle.

“Since Frenkie de Jong entered the training camp, it was clear that his participation in Euro 2024 would be a race against time. Although he was initially expected to be ready to play during the group stage, a test was planned for yesterday [domingo] It is today [segunda-feira] Show that the ankle is not strong enough yet. The Dutch Federation said in a statement: “Since recovery will take longer, it has been decided in consultation that Frenkie de Jong will not participate in the 2024 European Championship.”

The Dutch Federation concluded: “National coach Ronald Koeman will decide later whether he wants a replacement for De Jong in the 2024 European Championship.”

The midfielder has already reacted to his absence. “I'm sad and disappointed not to make it to the Euros. We've done a lot in the last few weeks, but my ankle needs more time, unfortunately,” the 27-year-old's message on Instagram can be read.

Frenkie de Jong last played on April 21, in the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona (3-2). He was injured in a dispute with Valverde.

Tonight, the Dutch team defeated Iceland 4-0 in the preparatory match.

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