Holanda Demolishes Canada in Pre-Euro 2024 Friendly Match

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In a dazzling display of football, the Netherlands crushed Canada 4-0 in a friendly match this Thursday at Feyenoord Stadium, showcasing their readiness for the upcoming Euro 2024. After a goalless first half, the Dutch team broke through Canada’s defenses, scoring all four goals in the second half. The scorers for the Dutch squad were Memphis Depay, Jeremie Frimpong, Wout Weghorst, and Virgil Van Dijk.

The Netherlands will take the field again on Monday, June 10, facing Iceland in their final preparatory match before Euro 2024, again at Feyenoord’s home ground. The Dutch team, part of Group D, will start their tournament campaign on June 16 against Poland at 10 a.m. Brasília time, with Austria and France also in the same group.

Match Overview
In the first half, the Netherlands dominated play against Canada but failed to find the back of the net. The European team created several dangerous opportunities, with Frimpong and Brobbey being notably active. However, they were thwarted by Canadian defender Cornelius and goalkeeper St. Clair’s crucial saves. Canada maintained a defensive stance for most of the half but nearly scored towards the end when Larin missed a close-range shot.

The deadlock was broken just four minutes into the second half when Frimpong delivered a cross from the right, and Depay skillfully finished with his left foot, making it 1-0. Six minutes later, the Dutch doubled their lead. Frimpong, after a forward dash and attempted cross that deflected off Davies, seized the rebound and struck a left-footed shot to score the second goal.

By the 18th minute, the hosts extended their lead further. Schouten shot, St. Clair parried, but the substitute Weghorst was quick to react in the box, scoring with his first touch and increasing the tally to 3-0. The scoring did not stop there.

Following a poorly cleared corner by the Canadian defense, the ball fell to Van Dijk who powerfully headed it home, rounding off the scoring at 4-0. The Netherlands not only shone offensively but also remained robust defensively, allowing just six shots from Canada throughout the match.