AMSTERDAM: Southampton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has been added to the Netherlands squad for their final Euro 2016 qualifier against Czech Republic on Tuesday after Tim Krul sustained a knee injury in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Kazakhstan.
With Netherlands’ first choice keeper Jasper Cillessen also picking up an injury during the warm-up before the match against Kazakhstan, Stekelenburg will be hoping to be involved in the Netherlands squad for the first time since October 2012.
Currently fourth in Group A, the Netherlands face elimination and the last time the Dutch failed to qualify for a major tournament was the 2002 World Cup. Despite beating Kazakhstan, their fate is not in their own hands.
They need to beat the Czech Republic and hope Turkey, two points ahead of the Dutch, do not beat group leaders Iceland, if they are to make the play-offs.