Unfortunately in tonight International in Prague, Newcastle’s right back Daryl Janmaat made a terrible error in added time in the game between Holland and the Czech Republic in their Group A qualifier for Euro 2016.
Vaclav Pilar celebrates after scoring unlikely winner in added time
With the score at 1-1 against the Czech Republic, Janmaat tried to put a header back to goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, but it was misdirected and hit the post and substitute Pilar was there to tap the ball home to give the Czech Republic an unlikely 2-1 win.
It was a shock defeat for Holland in Prague, after Stefan de Vrij of Lazio had equalised for the visiting side, when he headed home 10 minutes into the second half.
Borek Dockal had put the home side ahead with a terrific goal, and new coach Pavel Vrba was able to start his reign with a good win over the World Cup bronze medal winners.
However, Holland did not play particularly well tonight and nowhere near their performance in Brazil last summer, and new coach Gus Hiddink called it naive defending by the Dutch defense, and we suppose that was mainly directed towards the Newcastle defender.
Tim Krul was an unused substitute tonight as Jasper Cillessen was again preferred in goal for Holland.
In the two other Group A games tonight Kazakhstan drew 0–0 with Latvia, and in another upset, Iceland beat Turkey 3-0 in Reykjavík.
Turkey were reduced to 10 men in the 59th minute, when Ömer collected his second yellow card, and Iceland were leading 1-0 at the time.
Czech Republic vs Holland – Teams:
Cech, Kaderabek, Kadlec, Prochazka, Limbersky, Rosicky, Dockal, Darida, Krejci (Pilar 66), Vacha (Kolar 81), Lafata (Vydra 72).
Subs (not used): Suchy, Pudil, Petrzela, Mazuch, Vaclik, Reznik, Horava, Jiracek, Bicík.
Bookings: Prochazka, Limbersky
Goals: Dockal 22, Pilar 90
Cillessen, Martins Indi, Veltman (Narsingh 39), Janmaat, de Vrij, Blind, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, de Jong, van Persie, Depay.
Subs (not used): Van der Wiel, van Dijk, Verhaegh, Pieters, Kuyt, Afellay, Fer, Klaassen, Lens, Krul, Zoet.
Bookings: Martins Indi
Goals: de Vrij 55
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi
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