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Netherlands team news 'leaked' ahead of France clash as two huge calls made

Netherlands team news 'leaked' ahead of France clash as two huge calls made

The Netherlands and France will go head-to-head on Friday evening.

Two huge team selection decisions have been 'leaked' hours before the Netherlands take on France at Euro 2024.

The two heavyweights will go head-to-head in Leipzig on Friday evening in a Group D Clash.

The Netherlands just about got over the line in their tournament opener, coming from behind to beat Poland 2-1 on Sunday.

The following day France beat Austria 1-0, although the victory was somewhat overshadowed by Kylian Mbappe's nose break.

The victor on Friday will likely go on to win the group, but both sides will likely advance to the last-16 no matter the result.

Hours ahead of kick-off, two big team selection calls made by Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman were 'leaked' on social media.

According to Voetbal International, former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to come into the side in place of youngster Xavi Simons.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has enjoyed successful loan spells at PSV Eindhoven and RB Leipzig in recent seasons, but he looks set to drop out of the team.

In addition, according to Jeremie Frimpong is expected to start at right-back, presumably in place of Denzel Dumfries.

The 23-year-old played a key role in Bayer Leverkusen winning the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal this season, and there were some raised eyebrows when he didn't start against Poland.

In other injury news, Kylian Mbappe is available for France after breaking his nose during his side's defeat of Austria.

The 25-year-old was substituted against Austria after colliding with defender Kevin Danso's shoulder following an aerial challenge.

The break was confirmed at Dusseldorf hospital, before Mbappe rejoined his team-mates in camp and participated in training.

The Real Madrid star has been wearing a protective mask in training designed with the colours of the French flag, but UEFA regulations mean he will have to wear a plain mask in games.

According to L'Equipe, Mbappe will not start against the Dutch in Leipzig.

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Topics: Netherlands, France, Xavi Simons, Euro 2024