Netherlands Closing in on Euro 2024 with Van Dijk Penalty Securing Victory Against Greece

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Netherlands Closing in on Euro 2024 with Van Dijk Penalty Securing Victory Against Greece

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Netherlands Move Up to Second Place in Group B, Van Dijk Penalty Secures 1-0 Win Against Greece

The Netherlands have positioned themselves in second place in Group B, closely trailing the already-qualified France, who defeated the Dutch 2-1 last Friday. Despite having the same number of points as Greece, the Dutch hold the advantage in head-to-head encounters after securing victories both at home and away.

In a crucial match in Athens, the Dutch regained their footing in the race for Euro 2024 qualification with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Greece, courtesy of a late penalty converted by captain Virgil van Dijk. Their fate now rests in their own hands,

as they prepare to host the Republic of Ireland on November 18 and then travel to face Gibraltar, currently at the bottom of the table, three days later.

Wout Weghorst missed an opportunity from the penalty spot in the first half for the Dutch, but Van Dijk ensured victory in the closing stages.

Amidst heightened tension, Denzel Dumfries was fouled in the Greek penalty area, leading to Van Dijk calmly converting the decisive spot-kick.

During the heated moments, Greece’s coach Gus Poyet was shown a red card for verbally abusing the referee.

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Reference:

https://sports.ndtv.com/football/netherlands-on-track-for-euro-2024-as-van-dijk-spot-kick-beats-greece-4487569

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20231016-dutch-on-track-for-euro-2024-as-van-dijk-spot-kick-beats-greece

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