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2nd Friendly vs. France, 9 June 2024, 9:15 pm, Bordeaux


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2 hours ago, MauditYvon said:

From what I understand, more like Colombia will play one of Canada or Bolivia..? 

I see Colombia start on the 25th in Houston, is that right? We start 4 days earlier. So we'd have to play, say, around the 14-15th at the latest.

I don't know where we are doing our prep, or if it matters, but we could split the distance if travel is a factor. 

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Not sure if anyone watched the Germany v Netherlands friendly yesterday, but it was a fantastic game. Very intense for a friendly but expected with the history btw those 2 nations. The Dutch are going to be a massive test for us, especially our defenders. They have brought in some new young players and their 21 yr old keeper looks like a stud. Germany have re- loaded as well and seem to have found their mojo again.

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1 hour ago, Kadenge said:

Not sure if anyone watched the Germany v Netherlands friendly yesterday, but it was a fantastic game. Very intense for a friendly but expected with the history btw those 2 nations. The Dutch are going to be a massive test for us, especially our defenders. They have brought in some new young players and their 21 yr old keeper looks like a stud. Germany have re- loaded as well and seem to have found their mojo again.

It truly was and the dutch are only going to get better vs us. Koeman has been experimenting with 4-3-3 and 3-5-2. 

Verbruggen (the young GK) is not even the guaranteed starter but should be IMO and I think he will. Currently flekken and bijlow have also been considered with no one claiming the spot 100%.

The dutch were also without many key players through injury.

  • Van de Ven - His speed would be tough for us but he likely doesnt start over ake
  • timber/de vrij - The are both more comfortable than de ligt at RCB in a 3 and usually have been starting over de ligt. 
  • Hartman/maatsen/malacia - Hartman is likely the lwb starter. Blind is a weak spot defensivley and doesnt provide an attacking threat other than his superior ball progression 
  • Frenkie de jong - rolls royce midfielder
  • koopmeiners - top player for atlanta and can do everything. 10 goals from midfield already... hasnt really clicked with the national team. 
  • gravenberch - outside shot for the national team
  • berghuis and bergwijn - depth players with some creativity
  • Lang - lots of optimism on him. He has the creative spark the dutch seem to lack without depay
  • zirkzee and brobbey - 2 big boy strikers. Should both be significantly better than weghorst

Now add in the fact that 

  • Reijders was tired and playing slightly out of position
  • Gakpo on the bench
  • Simons on the bench

The dutch could step up a few gears by the time we play them.

ake van dijk de vrij 

Hartman/maatsen frenkie reijnders dumfries/frimpong

malen/lang depay/brobbey/zirkzee gakpo/xavi
 

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France reversed the venue order for their friendlies?

Bordeaux → Metz instead of

Metz → Bordeaux?

https://www.leparisien.fr/sports/football/euro/euro-2024-le-programme-complet-de-lequipe-de-france-26-03-2024-RLAHTZZGOZEENO4ZGI3SRZU2GM.php

If we play France it would be in Metz, so only ~415km from Rotterdam and a 5 hour drive instead of the over 1000km between Rotterdam and Bordeaux.

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13 hours ago, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

France reversed the venue order for their friendlies?

Bordeaux → Metz instead of

Metz → Bordeaux?

https://www.leparisien.fr/sports/football/euro/euro-2024-le-programme-complet-de-lequipe-de-france-26-03-2024-RLAHTZZGOZEENO4ZGI3SRZU2GM.php

If we play France it would be in Metz, so only ~415km from Rotterdam and a 5 hour drive instead of the over 1000km between Rotterdam and Bordeaux.

I don't think "the distance between venues" is an issue for the CSA here.

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21 minutes ago, gator said:

Perhaps @Olympique_de_Marseille was thinking more about the fans who are lucky enough to travel for the Netherlands match and may want to take in a second match while there?

Fair. Though my understanding of things is that those with spouses may have an easier time convincing them to go to a game in Bordeaux than in Metz. 😄

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On 3/26/2024 at 1:09 PM, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

It seems likely that we will play a 2nd friendly in Europe but if we don't, Colombia could remain a possibility. It seems likely that they will play Bolivia.

 

Colombia will play Bolivia.

https://ahoraelpueblo.bo/index.php/nacional/deportes/la-verde-jugara-amistosos-antes-de-la-copa-america

A 2nd friendly in Europe seems almost certain.

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On 3/27/2024 at 11:03 PM, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

France reversed the venue order for their friendlies?

Bordeaux → Metz instead of

Metz → Bordeaux?

https://www.leparisien.fr/sports/football/euro/euro-2024-le-programme-complet-de-lequipe-de-france-26-03-2024-RLAHTZZGOZEENO4ZGI3SRZU2GM.php

If we play France it would be in Metz, so only ~415km from Rotterdam and a 5 hour drive instead of the over 1000km between Rotterdam and Bordeaux.

Ok, so the reversal rumour was wrong.

On 3/28/2024 at 1:23 PM, gator said:

Perhaps @Olympique_de_Marseille was thinking more about the fans who are lucky enough to travel for the Netherlands match and may want to take in a second match while there?

On 3/28/2024 at 1:46 PM, Watchmen said:

Fair. Though my understanding of things is that those with spouses may have an easier time convincing them to go to a game in Bordeaux than in Metz. 😄

Well, now you will need to convince them to travel to Bordeaux! :D

There is Thalys + a TGV so even by train Rotterdam to Bordeaux should be fast.

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