Netherlands National Football Team for Euro 2024: Squad and Expectations

Netherlands National Football Team for Euro 2024

We at the Edge Of Area will be covering each team participating in this year’s European Championship in Germany. Previously, we discussed the Belgium National Team and provided an in-depth analysis of their squad and prospects. We’ve also covered the Germany National Team, highlighting their key players and potential. Now, we turn our focus to the Netherlands National Football Team as they gear up for Euro 2024. In this article, we delve into the Dutch team’s squad, key players, and their expectations for the tournament.

Final Squad Announced

The Netherlands National Football Team, managed by Ronald Koeman, has announced its final squad for Euro 2024. Following a rigorous selection process, the 26-man roster reflects a blend of experienced veterans and promising young talents. The Dutch team is placed in a challenging Group D, where they will face formidable opponents like France, Poland, and Austria.

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The Squad


  • Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord)
  • Mark Flekken (Brentford)
  • Bart Verbruggen (Brighton)


  • Nathan Ake (Manchester City)
  • Daley Blind (Girona)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan)
  • Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord)
  • Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich)
  • Micky van de Ven (Tottenham)
  • Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)


  • Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool)
  • Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona)
  • Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta)
  • Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan)
  • Jerdy Schouten (PSV)
  • Quinten Timber (Feyenoord)
  • Georginio Wijnaldum (Al-Ettifaq)


  • Steven Bergwijn (Ajax)
  • Brian Brobbey (Ajax)
  • Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig)
  • Memphis Depay (Atletico Madrid)
  • Cody Gakpo (Liverpool)
  • Donyell Malen (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Wout Weghorst (Burnley)

Key Players and Prospects

The Netherlands National Football Team is led by the experienced Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. Alongside him, Nathan Ake and Daley Blind bring stability to the defense. In midfield, Frenkie de Jong and Georginio Wijnaldum are expected to drive the team’s engine with their creativity and vision.

Up front, Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo will be crucial for the Dutch attack. Depay’s experience and Gakpo’s form at Liverpool make them vital cogs in Koeman’s plans. Young talents like Jeremie Frimpong and Xavi Simons add an exciting dynamic to the squad, indicating a bright future for the Netherlands National Team.

Expectations and Challenges

The Netherlands faces a tough group stage, beginning their campaign against Poland on June 16, followed by a crucial match against France on June 21, and concluding the group stage against Austria on June 25. The team’s recent history shows a mixed bag of performances, including a Round of 16 exit in Euro 2020 and a quarter-final finish in the 2022 World Cup.

Koeman’s squad aims to go beyond these past performances and challenge for the title, a feat they last achieved in 1988. The blend of seasoned internationals and youthful exuberance gives the Netherlands National Team a balanced edge, making them a team to watch this summer.


As the Netherlands National Team prepares for Euro 2024, fans and analysts alike will be keen to see if Ronald Koeman can lead the Oranje to glory. With a squad full of talent and potential, the Netherlands will look to make a significant impact in Germany.