Ryan Babel has to miss the Nations League match of the Dutch national team against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday. Galatasaray’s attacker is not feeling well and has left the Orange training camp as a precaution.
Babel tested negative for the corona virus three times last week. Despite this, the technical staff of Orange has decided that he will leave the training camp given the nature of the complaints.
As a result, the 66-time international will not only miss the game with Bosnia, but will most likely also have to miss the away game against Poland in the Nations League next Wednesday.
Last Wednesday, 33-year-old Babel still participated in the exhibition match against Spain (1-1). In it, he came on the field for Memphis Depay eleven minutes before time.
It is still unclear whether national coach Frank de Boer will call for a replacement for Babel. He has at least six attackers against Bosnia with Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong, Steven Berghuis, Donyell Malen, Quincy Promes and Calvin Stengs.
The match between the Netherlands and Bosnia started at 6 p.m. in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The Orange occupies third place in group 1 of the Nations League with five points from four games. Bosnia is at the bottom with two points. Poland leads with seven points and Italy is second with six points.
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