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Orange the negative series to break through to world cup hope alive

Orange the negative series to break through to world cup hope alive

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The Dutch team should be Sunday evening in the Johan Cruijff Arena win of Bulgaria to the hope of participating in the world cup of 2018 to keep alive. Orange is fourth in the qualification, and no transgression is more afford in the battle for a ticket to Russia.

The netherlands has remarkably enough a negative balance against Bulgaria. Orange lost in eleven duels five times of Bulgaria and won only four. Two matches ended undecided.

Over the last six mutual duels are the two countries in balance. Both the Netherlands and Bulgaria won the two meetings, and two times resulted in the mutual contest a tie on.

Earlier in the kwalificatiereeks went for Orange completely wrong against Bulgaria. In Sofia he lost the team by the former coach, Danny Blind with 2-0. It would mean the end of Blind as a coach of the Dutch national team.

In that duel, which debuted Ajax defender Matthijs de ligt. So he was, with his seventeen years, the youngest debutant in Orange since 1931. Spas Delev, playing at the Polish club Pogon Szczecin, signed for both hits for the squad of Petar Houbchev. Delev is now not in the selection.

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Thuisduels

In 2012, lost Orange, also from Bulgaria. A friendly thuisinterland ended in 1-2 for the Bulgarians. Robin van Persie made the 1-0, which Ivan Popov (penalty kick) and Iliyan Mitsanski the Netherlands in Amsterdam, a defeat delivered.

The marriage between the Arena and the Orange is still unhappy. The past seven matches that the Netherlands in Amsterdam played, not won. The last victory in the capital, dating back to march 2015, when Spain in a friendly 2-0 was a knock.

Almost ten years ago, posted Orange the last victory over Bulgaria. In the kwalificatiereeks for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2008 won Netherlands at home with 2-0 by goals from Wesley Sneijder and Ruud van Nistelrooij.

Place two

By the hard defeat of Orange against France (4-0) is the first place in the group out of sight, but by the loss of Sweden in Bulgaria (3-2) and the Netherlands hope to place two.

The team of Dick Advocaat is currently fourth in group A; Bulgaria has two points more, Sweden three. France, which is six points ahead of Orange, is on course to make directly for the world cup.

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.

With the Netherlands missing Van Persie and Kevin Strootman compared to the duel with France. Van Persie hooked down with an injury and Strootman is suspended after his red card in Paris.

The duel between the Netherlands and Bulgaria begins Sunday at 18.00 hrs and is under the supervision of the Greek arbitrator Anastasios Sidiropoulos. At the same time, plays Sweden on a visit to belarus and France will receive Luxembourg.

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