Netherlands vs Italy in the European Nations League: Everything you need to know – smgsa99
The Netherlands national team will host its Italian counterpart today, Sunday, in the match to determine the third and fourth places in the European Nations League Championship for the 2023 season.
The Netherlands national team failed to reach the final of the European Championship 2022/2023, after it was defeated by its counterpart Croatia, by four goals to two, in the match that resorted to overtime, after the two teams tied in normal time with two goals each.
On the other hand, the Italian national team failed to reach the final of the European Nations League, after losing to its counterpart Spain, with two goals to one, in the match that brought them together in the semi-finals of the European Championship.
The Netherlands national team is armed with the land and the public, to snatch third place, after failing to achieve the championship at home.
While the Italian national team will try to compensate for its loss against Spain in the semi-finals and try to come out with third place in the continental championship.
History of confrontations between Italy and the Netherlands
The Italian national team is superior to its Dutch counterpart in the history of European confrontations, as the two teams met 23 times, and Italy won 11 matches, while the Netherlands national team won 3 matches and 9 matches ended in a draw.
The Italian national team scored 33 goals against the Netherlands, while the Netherlands national team scored 23 goals against Italy.
This tournament was launched in 2018, and three teams reserve the qualification card for the European Cup 2024, through an appendix after the end of the regular qualifiers.
Portugal won the first edition of the tournament at the expense of the Netherlands, where it beat it 1-0, and France won the second edition against Spain in the match that ended with a score of 2-1.