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GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM SCORES A HAT-TRICK FOR NETHERLANDS

Georginio Wijnaldum scored a hat-trick for the Netherlands last night to help them secure a 5-0 Euro 2020 qualification win over Estonia.

Ronald Koeman’s side had already qualified for the finals after securing a point against Northern Ireland but Germany’s 6-1 win over Northern Ireland means that they top Group C with the Netherlands in second place.

Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, a player who has been attracting attention from Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp, and 18-year-old Myron Boadu scored the other goals for the Oranje.


Virgil van Dijk withdrew from the Netherlands squad earlier in the week ‘for personal reasons’ and Wijnaldum captained the side in his absence.

Meanwhile, Alisson Becker and Fabinho played the full 90 minutes of Brazil’s 3-0 friendly win over South Korea while Roberto Firmino came off the bench late on. Divock Origi came off the bench for Belgium who stuffed Cyprus 6-1 while Rhian Brewster started for the England Under 21s who were beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands in a friendly.

Youngster Neco Williams was on target for the Wales Under 19s in a 2-0 victory over Kosovo.