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How the Netherlands could line up against the Czech Republic

How the Netherlands could line up against the Czech Republic
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how the Netherlands could line up for their Euro 2020 last-16 clash against the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Netherlands manager Frank de Boer will have to work around the absence of Luuk de Jong for his side's remaining Euro 2020 matches, starting with Sunday's last-16 battle against the Czech Republic.

The Sevilla striker will not feature again in this summer's tournament after sustaining a knee injury in training, but he only played 10 minutes across three group stage games and was never likely to come into contention for a start here.

Memphis Depay's opener against North Macedonia was his 13th goal contribution in his last 10 games for the Netherlands and he will reprise his regular role here, but De Boer must choose between Wout Weghorst and Donyell Malen to partner the soon-to-be Barcelona man.

Malen was given the nod against North Macedonia, but the physical Weghorst could be preferred in a game of this nature, while Georginio Wijnaldum will once again line up just behind the attacking duo after his brace last time out.

Teenage protege Ryan Gravenberch is expected to drop out of the midfield as Marten de Roon returns to the fold, with the Atalanta BC man missing out against North Macedonia in order to avoid any risks of a suspension here.

There should be no surprises in the back three as Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind prepare to shield 38-year-old Maarten Stekelenburg, who is taking full advantage of Jasper Cillessen's enforced absence.

Netherlands possible starting lineup: Stekelenburg; De Vrij, Blind, De Ligt; Dumfries, De Jong, De Roon, Van Aanholt; Wijnaldum; Depay, Weghorst

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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