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Romania v Netherlands team news: Dumfries + Simons start

Tuesday evening brings more European Championship knockout stage action and team news has arrived from the Round of 16 clash between Romania and the Netherlands. It kicks off at 17:00 BST in Munich.

Both nations secured four points to get here but, while Romania finished top of a freakishly even Group E, the Dutch had to progress as one of the best third-placed sides.

Ronald Koeman is yet to find his best right-sided combination and the latest attempt is Denzel Dumfries (€5.5m) and Steven Bergwijn (€7.0m). It’ll be the latter’s first minutes of this tournament.

They replace Lutsharel Geertruida (€5.0m) and Donyell Malen (€6.9m), with a third change bringing Xavi Simons (€7.0m) in for Joey Veerman (€6.4m). Lasting no more than 35 minutes of the Austria defeat, Veerman is in Koeman’s bad books.

Other popular Euro Fantasy names like Virgil van Dijk (€6.0m), Cody Gakpo (€7.5m) and Nathan Ake (€5.5m) all start.

Meanwhile, it’s Romania’s first knockout match since Euro 2000. Their only line-up alterations so far have switched wingers but, thanks to Nicusor Bancu‘s (€4.0m) suspension, there’s an enforced change for Vasile Mogos (€4.0m).

Dennis Man (€5.0m) comes in for Florinel Coman (€5.9m) too.

MATCHDAY 4 TEAM NEWS

Romania XI – Nita; Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Mogos; M Marin, R Marin, Stanciu; Man, Hagi, Dragus

Netherlands XI – Verbruggen; Dumfries, de Vrij, van Dijk, Ake; Simons, Schouten, Reijnders; Bergwijn, Depay, Gakpo


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138 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RamboRN
    • 12 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Ake only showing as having 2 pts for me

    1. ཐི༏ཋྀ
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Same for me including the goalkeeper. Wtf.

      • Drexl Spivey
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Temporary glitch. Showed 7 when I first logged in.

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      If I don't make a GK transfer next round, which would you start?

      A) Simon (GER)
      B) Costa (FRA)

      1. F4L
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        costa

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Portugal v France more likely to go 0-0.

      3. ཐི༏ཋྀ
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Simon.

      4. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Dominant performance from Netherlands.

      5. ཐི༏ཋྀ
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Verbruggen at 1 point wtf.

          1. JBG
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 5 hours ago

            Yeah minutes for players have been reseted... for some reason. Says 1min played on both Verbruggen and Gakpo.

        • F4L
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Austria win now and every favourite won in r16

          1. ཐི༏ཋྀ
              12 days, 5 hours ago

              Turkey is about to surprise I fear.

            • Drexl Spivey
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 5 hours ago

              Italy didn't.

              1. ཐི༏ཋྀ
                  12 days, 5 hours ago

                  Slovakia didn’t.

                • Dubem_FC
                  • 8 Years
                  12 days, 5 hours ago

                  Italy weren't favourites.

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • 12 Years
                      12 days, 4 hours ago

                      That isnt how favourites are decided

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 12 Years
                        12 days, 4 hours ago

                        Decided by algorithms that predict most profitable outcomes for bookies.

                      2. Drexl Spivey
                        • 6 Years
                        12 days, 4 hours ago

                        Purely subjective in any case.

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    12 days, 4 hours ago

                    They were tbh

            • The Senate
              • 5 Years
              12 days, 5 hours ago

              Where Simons second assist?

              1. Leaf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 14 Years
                12 days, 5 hours ago

                Not came 🙁

                Defender must of got last touch

                Harsh 🙁

              2. PartyTime
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 5 hours ago

                Deemed as a solo goal so maybe no assist.

                1. The Senate
                  • 5 Years
                  12 days, 5 hours ago

                  Damn. BBC had credited it and misled me…

              3. samz146
                  12 days, 2 hours ago

                  That's what I'm thinking? Multiple sources saying Simons got that 90+3mn assist. If it doesn't count later then Euro Fantasy is rigged and BS < FPL

              4. CoracAld2831
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 4 hours ago

                Austria beat Turkey 6-1 on March 26 in a friendly match with somewhat similar lineups.

                Probably not going to happen tonight though, but...

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  12 days, 4 hours ago

                  ... we hope so!

              5. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 4 hours ago

                Is it too much to ask to C Sabitzer outscore Gakpo and Baumgartner to haul also 😉

                Well, these results are saved nowhere, so it doesn't really matter.