The minute was 52. Matthijs de Ligt fought in front of his team’s penalty area with Patrick Schick. When he fell, he played the ball with his hand. The referee initially gave him a yellow card, but after consulting the VAR, he showed a red card. and Dutch At that time, they were still tied with the Czech Republic, but after de Ligt was sent off the field, they conceded two goals and did not score anything. They said goodbye to the championship in the 1/8 finals.
– Of course I get goosebumps, because we were eliminated because of me – He had no doubts after the match Matisse de Ligt. – He’s so annoying. Especially since this match is under control, and then it happened. I fell because I pushed a little, and my hand was out of place. But something like that shouldn’t happen to me – added NOS when asked in front of the Dutch public television camera, where he also paid tribute to his teammates. – They fought to the end, I am proud of them, but I also feel responsible for the fact that we are no longer in this tournament. Repeat this my mistake.
The Czech nightmare for the Dutch national team. true destiny
It’s unbelievable, but it was the fourth red card the Dutch have seen in European Championship history. Every time it happened in meetings with the Czech Republic or Czechoslovakia. I started with euro 1976, when Johan Neeskens and Wim van Hanegem received red cards in the semi-finals. Then it was 2004 and the European Championship in Portugal, where the Czechs met the Netherlands in the group stage – they won 3: 2, although they lost 0: 2. They also played with the merit of a football player. From the 75th minute, John Heitinga was sent off. Now they will fight Denmark for the semi-finals (Saturday, 6 p.m.).
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