Frenkie de Jong ruled out of UEFA Euro 2024 as injury setback continues

FC Barcelona superstar Frenkie de Jong would not be a part of the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 as the midfielder has failed to recover from an injury he suffered a couple of months back.

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FC Barcelona player Frenkie de Jong will be left out of the Netherlands' Euro 2024 squad due to injury. De Jong has not played after being stretchered off against Real Madrid in April, but he has joined up with the national team before the UEFA Euro 2024.

However, it has now been announced that De Jong will not go to Germany as part of the team for the competition, but will instead come back to Barcelona for additional medical care.De Jong's unavailability will be a major setback for the Dutch team. Ronald Koeman had thought the midfielder was going to be fit, however he now has to deal without the Barcelona star.

The Barcelona superstar had previously stated that he was ready to face "certain risks" to play in Euro 2024, but it is evident that he is just not ready. Meanwhile, FC Barcelona will be hoping that De Jong will benefit from the summer break and be fully fit and ready to go for the new season.

The Netherlands have another midfielder in PSV's superb playmaker Joey Veerman, who is anticipated to move to the English Premier League or Serie A, thus De Jong's backup is already on the roster. Ronald Koeman has not yet announced a replacement for FC Barcelona's playmaker.

How can the Netherlands line-up during the UEFA Euros 2024 in Germany?

The Netherlands men's football team is expected to be strong candidates to win the 2024 UEFA European Championship, which will be held in Germany. Ronald Koeman's men, who are in Group D with Austria, France, and Poland, are among the favourites to take one of the two spots and move to the knockout rounds if all goes well. 

The team features numerous high-profile players who have been hoping to add another European crown to their country's tally. The nation has underachieved historically, winning only one UEFA Euro in 1988. With Frenkie De Jong ruled out, which players will Ronald Koeman start for their tournament opener.

Netherlands Predicted XI : - Bart Verbruggen, Jeremie Frimong, Matthijs De Ligt, Virgil Van Dijk, Nathan Aké, Joey Veerman, Denzel Dumfries, Ryan Gravenberch, Memphis Depay, Brian Brobbery, Cody Gakpo 

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