The Netherlands national team will face the Croatia national team in Semi-finals of the 2022/2023 UEFA Nations League on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Live streaming of Netherlands vs Croatia, preview, lineup predictions, and how to watch the match live broadcast, can be watched in this article.
The Netherlands were outstanding in the group stage, picking up 16 of a maximum 18 points and beating Belgium, Poland and Wales brilliantly to qualify for the semifinals of the 2022/23 Nations League. The Orange team, which is under the tutelage of new coach Ronald Koeman, will face Croatia in the semifinals.
Apart from that, the Orange Tornado has also put in an impressive run of form when they only lost to France (in normal time 90 minutes), while winning 14 and drawing 5 of the last 20 matches in all competitions. At home, the Netherlands are unbeaten in the last 15 matches, including 13 wins. Belgium, Wales, Denmark all had to return empty-handed from the land of tulips recently.
Meanwhile, Croatia has had extraordinary achievements in the last five years. They finished runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, finished third at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and entered the last 16 at EURO 2020.
But even though they have just entered the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup, Croatia has only won 2 of the last 7 matches (in normal time 90 minutes).
Now, coach Zlatko Dalic has the opportunity to bring the Croatian national team the first title, if they win the last two matches in the 2022/23 Nations League. This may also be the last chance for the golden generation led by Luka Modric to win his first international trophy with the national team.
Bad news came from the Dutch side, Memphis Depay’s main striker is still injured in his leg and is absent from this tournament. Apart from that, Ronald Koeman’s Dutch national team also lost Tijjani Reijnders, Daley Blind, Ryan Gravenberch, Steven Berghuis, Stefan de Vrij and Jeremie Frimpong for various reasons.
Without Depay, it is very likely that Liverpool striker, Cody Gakpo will be the main striker for the Netherlands against Croatia this time. Nathan Ake and Denzel Dumfries could be given a break after just playing in the 2022/23 Champions League final.
On the other hand, Croatia cannot play centre-back Josko Gvardiol due to a groin injury. Striker Marko Livaja also withdrew after suffering an incident in the last training session.
For additional information, Luka Modric will make his 165th appearance for the national team. The captain and Real Madrid star remains a big threat to Croatia even though he is 37 years old.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Netherlands vs Croatia match at Feijenoord Stadium, Rotterdam can be watched live streaming. UEFA Nations League 2022/2023 Semi-finals match broadcast on ESPN, Univision / FootballTv starting 14:45 ET.
|Match||Netherlands vs. Croatia|
|Competition||2022/2023 UEFA Nations League|
|Venue||Feijenoord Stadium, Rotterdam|
|Date||Wednesday, June 14, 2023|
|Official TV||ESPN, Univision / FootballTv|
|Streaming Link||ESPN, Univision / FootballTv|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
The last time the Netherlands and Croatia met was in February 2008, which was 15 years ago. At that time, Croatia had a very strong team but still lost 0-3 to the Netherlands. Tonight, it is very likely that the old Croatian team will again taste the bitterness of defeat at the hands of the young players from Hà Lan.
|Netherlands (4-3-3)||Croatia (4-3-3)|
5 H2H Latest Netherlands – Croatia
- February 07, 2008 – Croatia [0 – 3] Netherlands (Friendlies)
- July 12, 1998 – Netherlands [1 – 2] Croatia (FIFA World Cup)
Netherlands – Last 5 Match Results
- November 29, 2022 – Netherlands [2 – 0] Qatar (FIFA World Cup)
- December 03, 2022 – Netherlands [3 – 1] United States (FIFA World Cup)
- December 10, 2022 – Netherlands [2 – 2 P] Argentina (FIFA World Cup)
- March 25, 2023 – France [4 – 0] Netherlands (Europa Conference League)
- March 28, 2023 – Netherlands [3 – 0] Gibraltar (Europa Conference League)
Croatia – Last 5 Match Results
- December 09, 2022 – Croatia [P 1 – 1] Brazil (FIFA World Cup)
- December 14, 2022 – Argentina [3 – 0] Croatia (FIFA World Cup)
- December 17, 2022 – Croatia [2 – 1] Morocco (FIFA World Cup)
- March 26, 2023 – Croatia [1 – 1] Wales (Europa Conference League)
- March 29, 2023 – Türkiye [0 – 2] Croatia (Europa Conference League)