Frenkie De Jong Ruled Out Of EURO 2024

Netherlands have announced that Frenkie De Jong will not play at EURO 2024 after failing to recover from an ankle injury.

Jun 11, 2024 - 11:02
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Frenkie De Jong Ruled Out Of EURO 2024

The Barcelona midfielder has not played since suffering the injury in El Clasico against Real Madrid on April 21.

Nonetheless, the Dutch had hoped that De Jong would recover in time for the tournament and named him in their 26-man squad.

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen has been called up as a replacement.

In a post to X shortly after they routed Iceland 4-0 in their final pre-tournament friendly on Monday, the Netherlands said: "Frenkie de Jong won't participate at Euro 2024.

"We are with you, Frenkie."

Following his withdrawal, De Jong said on Instagram: "I'm sad and disappointed that I won't make it to the European Championship.

"We've been doing a lot of it the past few weeks, but my ankle needs more time, unfortunately.

"It's a dream and greatest honour to represent our country in a final tournament. Wearing the orange shirt, singing the Wilhelmus and feeling the support of the entire country.

"But now I will, like the entire orange legion, cheer for our team from the sidelines. Let's go, boys."

Since making his international debut in 2018, De Jong has won 54 caps for Netherlands and scored two goals.