EURO 2024 qualifying soccer matches continue on Friday as France will take on the Netherlands. Friday’s match will air exclusively via fubo Sports Network. Fans can watch soccer matches for free by signing up for a trial of fuboTV.
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The Netherlands will have their hands full trying to stop France’s star striker Kylian Mbappe, while also struggling with a viral infection that has hit the team. Five player will be out of the Euro qualifier, with two players also out do to injury. France is coming into the Euro qualifiers hungry after being runners up in 2022, and last having won the competition in 2018. In the last six matchups against the Netherlands, France has won.
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What time does the match start? How can I watch it on TV – Friday’s match will start at 3:45 p.m. EST from Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. The match will not air on any conventional TV channels. Instead, the match will air exclusively on fubo Sports Network (fubo Sports 8), which is available on smart TVs and streaming devices.
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More coverage via the Associated Press
ZEIST, Netherlands (AP) — Five players in the Netherlands squad to face World Cup finalist France in their opening European Championship qualifier have been sent home after contracting a viral infection.
Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo, Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt along with Sven Botman, Joey Veerman and Bart Verbruggen all left the training camp, the Dutch federation said on Thursday. It did not elaborate on the virus.
The departures were another blow to coach Ronald Koeman ahead of the first match of his second stint in charge of the national team. Already this week, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Ajax winger Steven Bergwijn dropped out due to injuries.
Koeman sought to play down the absences, saying he still had confidence in his team.
“I have two players in every attacking position,” he said. “On paper, I have six forwards and that is enough for me.”
Koeman called up Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, Vitesse Arnhem’s Kjell Scherpen and Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij as replacements for the five ill players.
The Netherlands plays France at the Stade de France on Friday in a Group B qualifier before returning home to take on Gibraltar on Monday in Rotterdam.
Koeman said France has great players all over the pitch, but singled out Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hat trick in the World Cup final, a player “who can change a game on his own.”