Liverpool defender Virgil van Djik rescued a point for Holland yesterday in a dramatic 2-2 draw away to already relegated Germany in group A of the newly launched competition to book a place for his team to semifinals.
The Oranje were trailing by two goals to nil in the first half of the game through early goals from Timo Werner and Leroy Sane, in the 9th and 19th minute of the game, respectively.
In the second half, sorry Holland started showing glimpses of a comeback, and it really paid in the last five minutes of the game when forward Quincy Promes and captain van Djik scored in the 85th and 90th minute, in respective, which took them level with France on 7 points, with the Oranje going through with a plus 4 goal difference than the world cup winners’ zero.
This means France and Germany are relegated from the group, with the latter only collecting two points, and they have been relegated without registering even a single win, their best results being 2 draws in all 4 matches in the competition.
Meanwhile, the win for Ronald Koeman’s side has seen the join Portugal, England and Switzerland in next June’s finals which will be hosted by Portugal in June next year.
The first team to qualify in the group stages was Portugal with 7 points, followed by Gareth Southgate’s England with 7 points as well, then Switzerland with 9 points and Holland with 7 points.