Orange hunts on first uitzege in France after the Second world War
The Dutch national football team is Thursday evening for the difficult task of developing a realistic chance to keep on world cup qualification by a to achieve good results against France in Paris. The last uitzege of Orange on the French dating back to before the Second world War.
The Dutch team has a total of three times won the ‘Macho’ in France, always in friendly matches. In 1921 it was 0-5, in 1931, 3-4, and in 1936 1-6. (The ‘watersnoodwedstrijd’ of 1953 (1-2) was not an official international match.)
Has since played with Orange for eight uitduels with the French and the matches yielded five defeats and three draws. A victory Thursday would be the first victory in a competitive match for the Orange on a visit to France.
The Dutch national team has three times won the French in a duel that somewhere was: in 1981 ended a world cup qualifier in Rotterdam in 1-0 and at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2000 (3-2) and 2008 (4-1) went three points also to Orange.
So can Orange still the world cup pick
In total, the Netherlands has a negative balance for France (10 wins, 4 draws and 11 defeats) and that’s mainly because of the recent history. Since the defeat in the group stage of EURO 2008 won the world champion of 1998 and three times in a row, of Orange.
In march of 2014 was the Dutch national team in a friendly match at the Stade France no chance against the French (2-0), after which the then coach Louis van Gaal in the run-up to the world cup in Brazil with success decided to tactics to throw.
Two years later, lost Orange a practice duel in the Amsterdam Arena with 2-3 by a goal from Blaise Matuidi in the 88th minute. Last year, in October, won France in the current world cup kwalificatiereeks in Amsterdam with 0-1 by a goal of Paul Pogba.
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ly because of that defeat, the Dutch team after six of ten matches in group A of European world cup qualification in third place with ten points.
The leader of Sweden and number two in France have thirteen points, so a defeat Thursday in Paris sometimes fatal for the chances of Orange to Russia to reach.
Only the group winners will position itself directly for the world cup next summer. The eight best songs two of the nine leagues may play-offs play to still a world cup ticket to conquer.
The duel between France and the Netherlands, begins on Thursday at 20.45 hours, and is under the direction of the Italian arbitrator Gianluca Rocchi. At the same time kicks Sweden in Sofia against number four Bulgaria.
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View the programme and the position in the world cup qualification