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Netherlands have announced their 29-member squad which will be participating in the  UEFA Euro 2024 , which is set to kickstart from June 15 in  Germany . The Oranje were knocked out of the previous Euro championship in the round of 16, where the Czech Republic pulled out a 0-2 stunner to upset the Dutch team.

The Netherlands aren’t likely to start Europe’s premier competition as the favourites but the Ronald Koeman’s side possesses a strong and talented young pool which can upset a big nation in the upcoming tournament. In the last FIFA World Cup as well, the team reached the quarter-finals before eventually losing to the Champions Argentina in a penalty shootout.

The Dutch will start their campaign against Poland on June 16 before moving to Leipzig for their toughest league game against the 2018 FIFA champions France on June 22. They will conclude their league fixtures against Austria on June 25. 

Frenkie De Jong makes the cut; Timber, and Hartman miss

Ronald Koeman did make some surprise decisions while opting for his preferred 29-man who will represent the Oranje in the Euro 2024. Notable absentees from the squad are defender Jurrien Timber, who was nearing his full fitness but was dropped from the squad at the last minute. Another big name to miss out is Quilindschy Hartman, who is currently nursing a knee injury that he suffered during his club’s game against Utrecht. 

Netherlands, however, have decided to go with the 27-year-old midfielder Frankie De Jong, who hasn’t played any game for his club Barcelona for close to a month due to an ankle issue.

Netherlands UEFA Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow, Mark Flekken, Nick Olij, Bart Verbruggen 

Defenders: Nathan Ake, Daley Blind,  Matthijs de Ligt, Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries, Jeremie Frimpong, Lutsharel Geertruida, Ian Maatsen, Micky van de Ven, Virgil van Dijk

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong, Marten de Roon, Ryan Gravenberch, Teun Koopmeiners, Tijjani Reijnders, Jerdy Schouten, Quinten Timber, Georginio Wijnaldum

Forwards: Steven Bergwijn, Brian Brobbey, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo, Donyell Malen, Xavi Simons, Wout Weghorst