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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Van Dyck confirms his absence from the euro

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dyck said he made the difficult decision not to play for the Netherlands national team in the European Football Championship this summer, in order to fully recover from his suffering from a serious knee injury.

The 29-year-old expressed his deep sadness at his absence from the European Championship 2020, as he told the official Liverpool website: “I am definitely very sad because of the absence from the European Championship, and the failure to lead my country, but this is how things went and I must accept it.”

The Dutch defender, who was injured in front of Everton last October, added: “Physically, I feel that I have made a sound decision not to participate in the European Championship, in order to complete the recovery phase before the start of the new season.”

The Netherlands will play in the European Championship in Group C, along with Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia, and it is scheduled to play its three matches in the group stage in Amsterdam.

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