Romania v Netherlands: Euro 2024, last 16 – live | Euro 2024

Key events

Romania fans pose for the cameras. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images
A pair of Netherlands fans enjoy a pre-match beer. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Those teams: Ronald Koeman makes three changes to the side that started against Austria. Xavi Simons, Denzel Dumfries and Steven Bergwijn come into the Dutch team, with Joey Veerman, Donyell Malen and Lutsharel Geertruida dropping to the bench.

There are two changes for Romania. Vasile Mogos comes in for the suspended Nicusor Bancu and Florinel Coman makes way for Parma winger Dennis Man.

No Man is an island.


Netherlands: There has been a lot of soul-searching in the Dutch camp following their often lacklustre performances in the group stages, writes Paul MacInnes in Munich.


Romania v Netherlands line-ups

Romania: Nita, Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Mogos, Marius Marin, Man, Razvan Marin, Stanciu, Hagi, Dragus.

Subs: Rus, Nedelcearu, Alibec, Cicaldau, Puscas, Moldovan, Mihaila, Olaru, Tarnovanu, Sorescu, Racovitan, Birligea, Sut.

Netherlands: The most important player in the team was the captain of the team, …

Subs: : Geertruida.


Today’s match officials

  • Referee: Felix Zwayer

  • Referee’s assistants: Stefan Lupp and Marco Achmuller

  • Fourth official: Daniel Siebert

  • Video assistant referee: Bastian Dankert

German referee Felix Zwayer is in charge of today’s game in Munich. Photograph: Action Press/REX/Shutterstock

Early team news

Romania manager Edward Iordanescu is without Nicusor Bancu, who is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the group stage. The left-back is expected to be rerplaced by one of Vasile Mogos or Deian Sorescu.

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has a full squad to choose from and could make a few changes after his side’s defeat at the hands of Austria, in which midfielder Joey Veerman was withdrawn for tactical reasons after 35 minutes.

Vasile Mogos


Round of 16: Romania v Netherlands

The surprise winners of a group also containing Slovakia, Belgium and Ukraine, Romania’s reward is an appointment with the Netherlands in Munich this evening. It’s their first time in the knockout stages of a majort tournament in 24 years and they have only won one such eliminator – a last-16 victory over Argerntina at USA 94 ) – in their entire history.

The Netherlands are trying to end a run of four consecutive defeats in the knockout stages of the Euros but have not been at their best thus far in this tournament. It’s a match that could go either way and kick-off in Munich is at 5pm (BST).


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