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Netherlands and Germany will compete in a mouth-watering clash in their opening UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Sunday. The tie is one of the most anticipated ones in the world of football, as both teams are considered European powerhouses.
Netherlands are going through a bit of resurgence after suffering a series of horrendous results in the past few year, including just four wins in 10 games during 2016 qualifying. However, after missing out in 2016 and the FIFA World Cup 2018, Netherlands cemented qualification in the last-four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League. Ronald Koeman's men have won three of their last six matches in all competitions (one defeat), and enter Sunday as the favourite to win.
On the other hand, Germany have had 12 difficult months, as they crashed out of the group stage in the World Cup and then failed qualify for the last four in the UEFA Nations League. Following those results, manager Joachim Loew came under severe criticism, including calls for his removal. In a move to bring the team into a new era, he has decided to stop calling up veterans Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.
Both teams have faced each other nine times before, with Netherlands having a slight 3-2 edge in terms of victories, while four of the last five encounters ended in draws.