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18th Nov 2023

Netherlands vs Ireland: Follow the Euro 2024 qualifier live in our hub

Robert Redmond

Ireland will end their disappointing Euro 2024 qualification campaign against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

The Republic of Ireland take on the Netherlands on Saturday night in Amsterdam in their final Uefa Euro 2024 qualification game.

Stephen Kenny’s side have no chance of qualifying directly from the group or getting a playoff place.

You can follow the match live in our hub below, where we will have updates about team news, big talking points and player ratings

Click on the key point you want to read about or keep scrolling to see updates in our live hub.

Netherlands vs Ireland: What TV channel can I watch the match on?

The Netherlands vs Ireland will be shown live on RTÉ 2 and will be streamed live on the RTÉ Player.

Coverage begins at 7 pm, with the match kicking off at 7:45 pm Irish time.

Netherlands vs Ireland: Where is the match taking place?

The Euro 2024 qualifier takes place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on Saturday evening. The stadium has a capacity of just over 55,000 and is the home of Ajax.

Ireland last played at the venue in June 2004, when they beat the Netherlands in a friendly ahead of Euro 2004. Robbie Keane scored the only goal of the game.

The Boys in Green last played a competitive match in the stadium in 2000, when they drew 2-2 with the Dutch en route to qualifying for the 2002 World Cup.

Netherlands vs Ireland: What is the team news?

Stephen Kenny has named a 24-man squad for the matches against Netherlands on Saturday and New Zealand on Tuesday.

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth). Defenders: Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Festy Ebosele (Udinese), Ryan Manning (Southampton), Liam Scales (Celtic), Shane Duffy (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Brentford), Dara O’Shea (Burnley), Andrew Omobamidele (Nottingham Forest).

Midfielders: Andy Moran (Blackburn Rovers, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Jason Knight (Bristol City), Jamie McGrath (Aberdeen), Mark Sykes (Bristol City).

Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Callum Robinson (Cardiff City), Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town), Mikey Johnston (Celtic), Troy Parrott (Excelsior, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur).

14 November 2023; Callum Robinson during a Republic of Ireland training session at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile.

Evan Ferguson, Will Smallbone, Chiedozie Ogbene, and Jamie McGrath are all injury doubts for the games, according to the Irish Times.

Smallbone has remained with Southampton for treatment and has been replaced in the squad by Andrew Moran, the highly-rated midfielder, who has been promoted from the Under-21s.

Moran, 20, has impressed for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion.


Netherlands vs Ireland: What is the state of play ahead of the game?

Ireland have no chance of qualifying directly for the European Championships next summer, and will finish fourth in the group behind France, the Netherlands and Greece.

Kenny’s side also have no chance of getting a playoff place.

The Netherlands, meanwhile, are on course to qualify automatically for the tournament by finishing second behind France.

If France beat Greece, the Netherlands will need just one point from their two remaining matches against Ireland and Gibraltar.

Ireland lost the reverse fixture against the Netherlands 2-1 at the Aviva Stadium back in September.

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