Friday, September 23, 2022 at 01:15

In the section VZ 5 makes football zone a daily selection of the five most important news stories from the past 24 hours. Handy for those who haven’t been able to follow everything, and great for those who like to read it again. It is not necessarily about the most viewed articles on the website, but really about the story of the day.

Van Gaal sees Depay and Koopmeiners drop out on an otherwise carefree evening
The Dutch national team has won a simple victory over Poland in the Nations League. In Warsaw it became 0-2 for the team of national coach Louis van Gaal by goals from Cody Gakpo and Steven Bergwijn. Remko Pasveer (base) and Kenneth Taylor (substitute) made their debut. Next Sunday, the Dutch national team will play its last Nations League match. Then Belgium is the opponent in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and a place in the Final Four tournament must be secured.

Read more about the the Dutch victory here

Van Gaal fears the two are missing against Belgium: “It does not bode well”
Louis van Gaal is very satisfied with the game that the Dutch national team has put on the mat. The the Dutch squad won 0-2 against Poland in the fifth round of the Nations League campaign, so that the Netherlands is even assured of a place in the Final Four in the event of a small defeat against Belgium. The national coach will talk to the NOS with an update about the physical condition of several players.

Click here for Van Gaal’s full response

Spectacular piece in Istanbul: Turkey runs into first loss of points
Turkey failed to beat Luxembourg in its fifth Nations League match. In Istanbul it was 3-3. The Turks fell behind three times, but showed character and came alongside three times. Orkun Kökçü started in the starting lineup and was taken off ten minutes before the end. It was the first loss of points for the Turks after four wins. The team of national coach Stefan Kuntz was already certain of promotion to the Nations League B.

Here you will find more information about the disgrace of Turkey

Belgium retains a minimal chance of rejecting the the Dutch thanks to the genius De Bruyne
Belgium still has a slim chance of finishing as group head in Group 4 of the Nations League. In their own country, the Red Devils were 2-1 too strong for Wales thanks to hits from Kevin De Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi. Thanks to the three-pointer, the gap to the Netherlands, which simultaneously managed to beat Poland, remains three points. In the last group match, the Belgians will play against the the Dutch in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The Dutch national team won the first leg against Belgium 1-4, which means that Louis van Gaal’s team has a big advantage in the last group match based on mutual results.

You can read the whole story about Belgium’s win here

Thomas Letsch cannot resist the call and leaves Vitesse
The marriage between Vitesse and Thomas Letsch has come to an end, the Arnhemmers announced through the official channels. The German returns to his native country, where he starts working for VfL Bochum. Assistant coach Jan Fiesser is also leaving, he is going with Letsch. The Bundesliga is reportedly paying 500,000 euros to Vitesse to buy off the 54-year-old coach’s contract, which ran until next summer.

Read the complete article about Letsch’s departure from Vitesse here