Euro 2020 qualifiers: Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk withdraws from Estonia match for 'personal reasons'

Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk left the Dutch training camp, but is clear to play for Liverpool against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League at the weekend.

Agence France-Presse November 17, 2019 20:17:50 IST
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk withdraws from Estonia match for 'personal reasons'
  • Virgil van Dijk withdrew from the Estonia match for personal reasons and left the Dutch training camp immediately.

  • The Dutch have already booked their passage to Euro 2020, their first major competition since the 2014 World Cup.

  • At stake in the Estonia game will be top spot in Group C which is currently held by Germany who are two points ahead.

Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk will miss Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia for personal reasons, the Dutch federation announced on Sunday.

Euro 2020 qualifiers Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk withdraws from Estonia match for personal reasons

File image of Netherlands captain Virgil Van Dijk. Reuters

"The manager Ronald Koeman will not be able to call up Virgil van Dijk on Tuesday against Estonia", the federation said on its website.

"The Dutch captain has had to withdraw from the match for personal reasons and left the training camp immediately."

The Dutch booked their passage to next year's finals, their first major competition since the 2014 World Cup, with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland in Belfast on Saturday.

At stake in Tuesday's game will be top spot in Group C which is currently held by Germany who are two points ahead of the Dutch.

The defender is clear to play for Liverpool against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League at the weekend.

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