Preview - Netherlands vs Bulgaria 4 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 03, 2017, 09:11 PM

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Sep 03, 2017, 09:11 PM Last Edit: Sep 03, 2017, 09:25 PM by Bensergi
Netherlands vs Bulgaria

It is essentially three cup finals now for Netherlands as they cling onto their World Cup qualification fate. A 4-0 drubbing by France on Thursday was rescued by Sweden's surprise defeat in Bulgaria. The Dutch now trail second-placed Sweden by 3 points. These two countries meet on Oct 11 in the last group match. Bulgaria are just above Netherlands with a two-point buffer and kept their hopes alive with a 3-2 win against the Swedes, thanks to a 80th minute winner from Ivalyo Chochev. Netherlands have lost twice in a row to the Bulgarians, and need no reminder that a third will ultimately kill off their chances of a playoff spot.


Match Stats:

  • Netherlands 3-1 Bulgaria
  • Shots: 15-7
  • Possession: 67%-33%
  • Corner kicks: 3-4

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