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Netherlands rule Van de Beek out of Euro squad

Donny van de Beek, Netherlands
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Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek is out of the Netherlands squad for the European Championship.

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An injured Donny van de Beek is out of the Netherlands’ European Championship squad for this summer.

The 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes of Manchester United’s 2-1 final day win over Wolves in the Premier League on May 24 and had made Frank de Boer’s initial 26-man squad.

But he didn’t feature in any of the Netherlands’ two warm-up games against Scotland and Georgia in the past week and trained away from the team.

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The Dutch FA has now confirmed Van de Beek has withdrawn with an unspecified injury. Despite the loss of a key player, De Boer has elected to not select a replacement for his squad.

“Donny van de Beek has to let the European championship pass by. The Manchester United midfielder is struggling with an injury,” read a statement.

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“As a result, the 19-time international, who last played for the national team in March against Gibraltar is not available in time for the European Championship. Head coach Frank de Boer hasn’t selected a replacement.”

The Netherlands boss is currently preparing for the national team’s Group C opener in Euro 2020 against Ukraine in Amsterdam on Sunday.