Netherlands have a tough group alongside Germany and France in League A.
Netherlands UEFA Nations League Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
France 2 Netherlands 1
France: 16 Areola, 2 Pavard, 4 Varane, 5 Umtiti, 21 Hernández, 6 Pogba, 13 Kanté, 10 Mbappé, 7 Griezmann, 14 Matuidi, 9 Giroud
Netherlands: 1 Cillessen, 2 Tete, 3 de Ligt, 4 van Dijk, 5 Blind, 6 Pröpper, 8 Wijnaldum, 7 de Jong, 9 Promes, 10 Depay, 11 Babel
Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud scored a goal each to win 2-1 after Ryan Babel equalised on the 67th minute.
After missing the World Cup in Russia, the rebuilding begins straight away for Ronald Koeman and the Netherlands. But things don’t start easily for them with the previous two World Cup winners, Germany and France in their group.
To add to that, they will bid farewell to Dutch great Wesley Sneijder in a friendly three days before their first Nations League match against France. However, this has allowed youth players like Frenkie de Jong to make it into the squad. 21-years old and currently playing for Ajax, he could be the future of Dutch football. Justin Kluivert is also one to watch.
Ronald Koeman, age 55, (21.03.1963)
After a less than ideal spell at Everton, Koeman became Netherlands manager in March 2018 and has had two draws, one win and one loss which came against England. His sole victory was a 3-0 drubbing of Portugal before the World Cup. However his record is bound to get worse given their group opponents are France and Germany.
Netherlands UEFA Nations League Group
Netherlands UEFA Nations League Fixtures
09/09/2018 Sunday 20:45 A1 France 2 vs Netherlands 1
13/10/2018 Saturday 20:45 A1 Netherlands vs Germany
16/11/2018 Friday 20:45 A1 Netherlands vs France
19/11/2018 Monday 20:45 A1 Germany vs Netherlands
Netherlands UEFA Nations League Squad
Netherlands UEFA Nations League squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Marco Bizot, Jasper Cillessen, Sergio Padt, Jeroen Zoet
DEFENDERS: Patrick van Aanholt, Nathan Aké, Daley Blind, Virgil van Dijk, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Hans Hateboer, Daryl Janmaat, Terence Kongolo, Matthijs de Ligt, Kenny Tete, Stefan de Vrij
MIDFIELDERS: Donny van de Beek, Frenkie de Jong, Davy Pröpper, Marten de Roon, Wesley Sneijder, Kevin Strootman, Guus Til, Tonny Vilhena, Ruud Vormer, Georginio Wijnaldum
FORWARDS: Ryan Babel, Steven Berghuis, Steven Bergwijn, Memphis Depay, Eljero Elia, Luuk de Jong, Justin Kluivert, Quincy Promes, Wout Weghorst