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European Championship Qualification: Netherlands subject the Czech Republic, Italy wins, Video / EURO 2016 News


New coach, new luck? Not at all! The Netherlands have lost their first competitive game under Guus Hiddink against the Czech Republic in the European Championship qualifier. In Italy win BVB striker Ciro Immobile was carried off the field – but the team doctor gave the all-clear.

The World bronze medalist Netherlands has got off to a false start in qualifying for the European Championship 2016. In the first competitive game under the new Bond coach Guus Hiddink the Oranje selection lost in Prague 1: 2 (0: 1) against the Czech Republic.

Without the Bundesliga Trio Arjen Robben, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Rafael van der Vaart were hard to get through for the Netherlands. Borek Dockal (22 minute) and Vaclav Pilar (90 + 1) ensured the Czech victory on the opening day of group A. Stefan de Vrij (55th) scored for the team of returnees Hiddink, the Dutchman who already between 1994 and had trained in 1998.

Had a better start Antonio Conte on Italy‘s bench. The failed at the World Cup in the first round Italians won in Oslo 2: 0 (1: 0) against Norway. Simone Zaza (16) and Leonardo Bonnucci (62) met. The Dortmund Ciro Immobile had to be injured in stoppage time helped off the pitch. According to Italy’s team doctor Enrico Castellacci However, there is no reason for concern.

A big surprise was Iceland with 3: 0 (1: 0) victory over Turkey with goals from Jan Dodi Bödvarsson (18), the ex-Hoffenheim Gylfi Sigurdsson (76) and Kolbein Sigthorsson (77). For the Turks, the Leverkusen Ömer Toprak saw in the 59th minute yellow card. Kazakhstan and Latvia parted goalless itself.


A disgrace experienced World Cup participants Bosnia-Herzegovina to the 1: 2 (1: 1) to Cyprus. Despite the early lead by the Stuttgart Vedad Ibisevic (6) Bosnia-Herzegovina was a loser from the place because Dimitris Christofi (45/73). Scored twice.

Two goals from Gareth Bale (22/81). To 2: 1 (1: 1) preserved in Wales Football dwarf Andorra before a disgrace. Ildefonso Lima (6) had met for the underdog. The third game in this group between Israel and Belgium has been postponed due to Gaza conflict on March 31, 2015.

Croatia struggled to a 2: 0 (0: 0) against Malta, which was down to ten men after a sending off for Steve Borg minutes from the 31. Luka Modric (46) and Andrej Kramaric (81st) scored for the Croats.
Coach Berti Vogt Blank out with the national team of Azerbaijan in the European Championship qualifiers a false start. The team lost in Baku against Bulgaria 1: 2 (0: 1).

The visitors’ lead by second division professional Ilian Micanski (14 minutes) from the Karlsruhe SCglich Dimitri Nazarov in the 54th minute from. However, three minutes from the end sealed the defeat for the Vetchislav Hristov since 2008 coached by former national coach Vogts Azerbaijanis.

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