Dutch struck by disaster in friendly

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  1. Cove

    Cove Well-Known Member

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    The Dutch national squad was hit hard in the friendly against Slovakia.
    After 15 seconds in the game defenders Bouma and Heitinga collided mid air, head first.
    Bouma was taken off during half time and it looks like he is the second central defender to exit injured during a friendly in a weeks time.

    More trouble ahead for the Dutch as Sneyder took two hits to the ankle during the game. The second hit in the 49th minute took out the attacking midfielder who had to be taken off injured in the 51st minute. He was replaced by Van der Vaart.

    With one friendly left, Saturday against Northern Ireland, the clouds come rolling in and dark days may be ahead for Dutch aspirations to win the EC.
    Mathijsen has already been ruled out for the coming week and he may not be present in the first game against Denmark in poule B.
    Bouma was the replacement of Mathijsen but took a hit to the head and could out with a mild concussion.
    Doctors on the Dutch team confirmed to the press that Sneyder was taken off the pitch with an ankle injury but nothing on Bouma so far. Though an ambulance has been called in to take him to hospital for a scan.
     
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  2. Kyle?

    Kyle? New Member

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    They've actually played better without Sneijder in this game.
     
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    Cove Well-Known Member

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    That may be, but it has been everything but a steady and calm road towards the EC.

    If Mathijsen and Bouma really are out for the first games of the EC and Sneyder out with an ankle injury(he had alot of those in the past).
     
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