Netherlands send five players home after virus outbreak ahead of Euro 2024 qualifying match against France

The Netherlands send players home Euro 2024 qualifying
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The Netherlands have sent five players home from the start of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, following a virus outbreak in the team's training camp. 

Among those sent home are Liverpool's Cody Gakpo, Newcastle's Sven Botman, Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt, Anderlecht goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen and PSV's Joey Veerman. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.