To easily dispose of Greece (3-0), the Netherlands delighted their public in Eindhoven during the first 45 minutes. Marten De Roon first enhanced the evening with a great recovery before the festival of Denzel Dumfries, double decisive passer for Gakpo and Weghorst. If the second act was very calm, it is mainly because Koeman's men gave a lot from the kick-off. To the great dismay of the Greeks, completely overwhelmed by the speed and combinations of the Batavian attackers.
The Polish star continues to carry the selection on his shoulders. Against the Faroe Islands (2-0), the FC Barcelona striker scored two new goals, including a penalty. His 78th and 79th achievements (in 142 caps) in the national jersey could weigh heavily in the race for qualification. Author of a solid start to the season at Barça, Lewandowski does not slow down during the international break. He intends to take his country to Euro 2024 in Germany.
In a group where Montenegro hopes to play spoilsport, Serbia missed its meeting against Hungary (1-2), in a stadium behind closed doors in Belgrade. Quickly ahead, Dusan Vlahovic's partners lost their footing in a few minutes, conceding two goals in quick succession before the break. And they never knew how to react. If qualification is not (yet compromised), the Serbs will have to react quickly from Monday in Lithuania. To forget this unexpected misstep.
On June 19 at the Stade de France, the Greeks held off the French team for a long time before losing (1-0) on a penalty from Kylian Mbappé. This evening in the Netherlands, the selection coached by Gustavo Poyet offered nothing for 90 minutes, both defensively and offensively. Of course, she was not the favorite but had the opportunity to make a big impact in the Blues group. The Oranje were too strong in Eindhoven, it remains to be seen whether Greece will be able to raise its level in Athens, when it hosts the Dutch and then France in the fall.