Jasper Cillessen has been ruled out of the friendly against England on Tuesday after picking up a nasty facial injury in training.
The incident which saw Cillessen break his nose was actually filmed and Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar won’t want to see the footage back.
That’s because the striker inexplicably left his foot in when Cilessen went to gather the ball, leaving the stopper with a horrific injury.
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Another video showed the stopper looked extremely dazed after the clash whilst being helped by two physio’s down the tunnel, undoubtedly on his way to hospital for treatment.
The injury leaves the Netherlands with Kenneth Vermeer and Jeroen Zoet as their two goalkeepers ahead of the friendly against England.
But, England have goalkeeping problems of their own.
Joe Hart was ruled out of the original squad through a calf injury while Jack Butland appeared to suffer ankle ligament damage whilst playing against Germany in Berlin.
While England beat the Germans 3-2 in their friendly on Saturday night, Danny Blind’s side lost to France 24 hours previously by the same scoreline.
Cillessen played the entire match against the French side in an emotional match where the legendary Dutchman Johan Cruyff was remembered.
Play was then halted in the 14th minute for a minute’s applause from the 50,000 fans inside the stadium, where the seat in the stands where Cruyff usually sat was left empty.
A similar tribute is likely to take place during the game on Tuesday.
Blind’s side will be the notable absentee from this summer’s European Championships in France.
Oranje came fourth in their qualification group behind Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey and will only be spectators in the summer.
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