Wout Weghorst fired the Netherlands into the Euro 2024 finals because the Republic of Eire’s dismal marketing campaign ended with a whimper.
Burnley’s on-loan Hoffenheim frontman, whose winner in Dublin in September left Eire with a mountain to climb, repeated the dose in Amsterdam to safe a 1-0 victory which was much more complete than the scoreline steered.
Consequently, the Dutch secured second place in Group B behind France, who put 14 with out reply previous Gibraltar.
Stephen Kenny’s males, who’ve now received solely six of the 29 aggressive video games they’ve performed beneath his cost, barely laid a glove on a far superior facet beneath the closed roof on the Johan Cruyff Enviornment on an evening after they had hoped to bloody the nostril of one in every of Europe’s conventional large weapons.
Their feint hopes of securing a play-off berth by way of the Nations League have been formally dashed on Thursday evening by Slovakia’s 4-2 victory over Iceland with computerized qualification having slipped from their grasp lengthy earlier than.