Tonight’s friendly match between the Netherlands and France in Amsterdam will be marked, again, by the tragic events of the last days. First of all, a tribute will be paid to the victims of Brussels attacks. However, emotions will be there also to commemorate the world’s football legend Johan Cruyff who died yesterday.
But, the most important for coach Didier Deschamps is to be focused on the game three months before the start of the Euro in France.
Karim Benzema unselectable, and Valbuena not selected by the coach. The composition should be Mandanda, Koscielny, Varane, Jallet, Evra for the defense, the midfielders are, Pogba, Diarra, Matuidi, the forwards are Griezmann, Payet, Giroud.
Tonight, with the Lloris’s absence, the PSG’s player, Blaise Matuidi will be the captain.
The Netherlands will have to do with the absence of Arjen Robben, the Bayern Munich forward and the former Arsenal striker, Robin Van Persie.
The men of Dan Blind will play in 3-5-2 with : J. Cillessen; D. Blind, Van Dijk, Bruma; Willems, Classie, Klaassen, Veltman, Sneijder ; De Jong, Promes.
The match will be broadcast on TF1 at 9 pm.
Maxime DUBORD, IEJ 1 Bis