For the first time in sixteen months, a match of the Dutch national team was again attended by supporters on Saturday. Five thousand fans had permission to attend the World Cup qualifying match between the Netherlands and Latvia in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
The last time there were spectators at an international match for the Orange squad was in November 2019, when then national coach Ronald Koeman won 5-0 against Estonia in Amsterdam. Since then, the stands have remained empty due to the corona pandemic.
The five thousand fans from the Netherlands-Latvia participate in one of the Fieldlab tests. They are divided over different bubbles in the stadium of Ajax.
The Netherlands-Latvia started on Saturday at 6 p.m. and is therefore still underway. The Orange started badly in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday by losing 4-2 to Turkey.
The supporters were welcomed in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Many spectators had dressed up.
Several bubbles had been created for the supporters.
For the first time in a long time, the players did not warm up in front of empty stands.
Some fans had a message.
The Orange hopes to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
View the results, the standings and the program in the World Cup qualification
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