Frank de Boer made quite a few changes to the basis of the Dutch national team on Sunday for the Nations League game with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Orange’s attack is formed by Donyell Malen, Luuk de Jong and Quincy Promes.
Bosnia starts without Dzeko
De Jong is in the forefront as a replacement for Memphis Depay, who is serving a suspension. On Wednesday, De Boer chose Steven Berghuis and Ryan Babel in the exhibition game against Mexico on the flanks.
In midfield, Frenkie de Jong, who has returned from a minor injury, returns to the team. Marten de Roon and Georginio Wijnaldum are the other midfielders in the 4-3-3 system.
In the back, Denzel Dumfries is preferred over Hans Hateboer as a right back. Stefan de Vrij, Virgil van Dijk and Daley Blind complete the defense and Jasper Cillessen is, as expected, the goalkeeper of Orange.
Can national coach Frank de Boer book his first victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina as national coach of Orange? (Photo: Pro Shots)
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 110-time international Edin Dzeko is missing from the base. The AS Roma striker has to make do with a place on the bench. Milan Djuric is on the brink of attack in a squad in which FC Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic is the best known name.
The game in and against Bosnia and Herzegovina starts at 6 p.m. The Netherlands is on three points in group A after two rounds of play and the Bosniaks have one point.
Line-up Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sehic; Todorovic, Hadzikadunic, Sanicanin, Kadusic; Pjanic, Cimirot, Krunic; Tatar, Djuric, Gojak.
Line-up Orange: Cillessen; Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Blind; De Roon, Wijnaldum, Frenkie de Jong; Malen, Luuk de Jong, Promes.
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