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Matthijs de Ligt

Born: August 12, 1999 (age 21)

Height: 6' 2" (189cm)
Weight: 14st 0lb (89kg)

Hometown: Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Position: Defender
Team: Juventus (no. 4)
Matthijs de Ligt
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Career History
Youth2008-2016Ajax
Senior2016-2019Ajax
2019-Juventus
International2017-Netherlands
Sports Mole has 462 articles about Matthijs de Ligt. Articles 1 to 40:
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte pictured in July 2020
Barcelona 'end interest in Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte'
Barcelona end their interest in Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte due to their financial troubles, according to a report.
Jul 2, 23:20
Netherlands manager Frank de Boer pictured on June 6, 2021
Frank De Boer steps down as Netherlands coach following Euro 2020 exit
The Dutch impressed in the group stage but came unstuck against the Czechs.
Jun 29, 16:12
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring against Denmark at Euro 2020 on June 17, 2021
Euro 2020 day 18: France seek to avoid Swiss slip-up
Belgium saw Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard suffer injuries in their match against Portugal.
Jun 28, 08:36
Belgium's Thorgan Hazard celebrates scoring against Portugal at Euro 2020 on June 27, 2021
Euro 2020 roundup: Belgium, Czech Republic through to last eight
The defending champions were sent home by Thorgan Hazard's strike.
Jun 27, 23:50
Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt pictured on June 27, 2021
Matthijs de Ligt accepts blame for Netherlands defeat
The Juventus defender was sent off and the Czech Republic went on to win 2-0 in Budapest and reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
Jun 27, 21:37
Czech Republic's Patrik Schick celebrates scoring against the Netherlands at Euro 2020 on June 27, 2021
Result: Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic: Ten-man Holland shocked at Euro 2020
Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick scored after Matthijs de Ligt's red card.
Jun 27, 19:38
Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring their second goal against North Macedonia at Euro 2020 on June 21, 2021
How the Netherlands could line up against the Czech Republic
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.
Jun 25, 11:46
Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring their second goal against North Macedonia at Euro 2020 on June 21, 2021
Result: North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands: Wijnaldum nets brace for dominant Oranje
Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice after Memphis Depay had earlier put the Dutch ahead in Amsterdam.
Jun 21, 19:21
Netherlands' Memphis Depay celebrates scoring against Austria at Euro 2020 on June 17, 2021
Preview: North Macedonia vs. Netherlands - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Monday's European Championship clash between North Macedonia and Netherlands, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 19, 17:12
Memphis Depay celebrates scoring for Netherlands on June 6, 2021
How Netherlands could line up against Austria
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how the Netherlands could line up for Thursday's European Championship clash with Austria.
Jun 15, 22:36
Netherlands' Denzel Dumfries celebrates scoring against Ukraine at Euro 2020 on June 13, 2021
Preview: Netherlands vs. Austria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's European Championship clash between Netherlands and Austria, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 15, 20:53
Matthijs de Ligt in action for Juventus on October 6, 2019
Barcelona to offer Griezmann or Dembele in Matthijs de Ligt swap deal?
Barcelona are reportedly willing to include Antoine Griezmann or Ousmane Dembele in a swap deal for Matthijs de Ligt, but Juventus have no interest in a sale.
Jun 14, 12:33
Netherlands manager Frank de Boer pictured on June 6, 2021
Frank De Boer confident in the Netherlands' 5-3-2 system
A plane was flown over the Dutch training camp with a banner which read: "Frank. Play 4-3-3"
Jun 12, 19:10
Netherlands' Ryan Gravenberch celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates on June 6, 2021
Netherlands Euro 2020 preview - prediction, fixtures, squad, star player
Ahead of this summer's Euros, Sports Mole previews the Netherlands' chances as they return to the continental stage following their 2016 failure.
Jun 9, 18:00
Netherlands' Luuk de Jong celebrates scoring their second goal with Memphis Depay on March 27, 2021
How Netherlands could line up against Georgia
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how the Netherlands could line up against Georgia on Sunday evening.
Jun 4, 16:32
 Netherlands' manager Frank de Boer on June 2, 2021
Preview: Netherlands vs. Georgia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's international friendly between Netherlands and Georgia, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 4, 16:20
Netherlands' Luuk de Jong celebrates scoring their second goal with Memphis Depay on March 27, 2021
How Netherlands could line up against Scotland
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Netherlands could line up for Wednesday's International Friendlies clash with Scotland.
May 31, 21:55
Netherlands' Luuk de Jong celebrates scoring their second goal with Memphis Depay on March 27, 2021
Preview: Netherlands vs. Scotland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's International Friendlies clash between Netherlands and Scotland, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 31, 21:36
Matthijs de Ligt in action for Juventus on October 6, 2019
Matthijs de Ligt 'remains Barcelona's number one defensive target'
Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is reportedly still Barcelona's number one defensive target, but a move this summer is extremely unlikely to come to fruition.
May 29, 23:20
Protestors march in Manhattan on May 31, 2020 following the death of George Floyd
UEFA launches new campaign in fight against discrimination
Sporting bodies have marked the anniversary of George Floyd's death by reaffirming a commitment to tackling racism.
May 25, 10:51
Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal on February 14, 2021
Sports Mole's Serie A Team of the Season - Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lorenzo Insigne
After an action-packed 2020-21 campaign in Italy has come to an end, Sports Mole now selects its Serie A Team of the Season - including Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.
May 24, 23:33
Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo pictured in February 2021
Preview: Sassuolo vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Serie A clash between Sassuolo and Juventus, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
May 10, 20:34
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt celebrates scoring against Udinese in Serie A on July 23, 2020
Juventus 'reject Chelsea, Barcelona bids for Matthijs de Ligt'
Juventus knock back approaches from Chelsea and Barcelona for defender Matthijs de Ligt, according to a report.
May 9, 12:20
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt celebrates scoring against Udinese in Serie A on July 23, 2020
Barcelona showing interest in Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt?
Barcelona are reportedly contemplating an approach for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt during the summer transfer window.
Apr 28, 09:34
Mino Raiola pictured in August 2016
Mino Raiola comments on European Super League
Football agent Mino Raiola posts on Instagram to share his view that he disagrees with the European Super League plans, but does believe change is needed.
Apr 20, 15:39
Duvan Zapata in action for Atalanta on October 4, 2020
Preview: Atalanta BC vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Serie A clash between Atalanta BC and Juventus, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 16, 21:19
Ajax players celebrate scoring against FC Midtjylland on November 25, 2020
Preview: Ajax vs. Roma - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League clash between Ajax and Roma, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 6, 14:32
Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo pictured in February 2021
How Juventus could line up against Napoli
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Juventus could line up for Wednesday's Serie A clash with Napoli.
Apr 5, 19:59
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus on March 9, 2021
Preview: Juventus vs. Napoli - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Serie A clash between Juventus and Napoli, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 5, 19:16
Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Serie A clash with Benevento on March 21, 2021
How Juventus could line up against Torino
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Juventus could line up for Saturday's Derby della Mole against Torino.
Apr 1, 22:57
Aaron Ramsey in action for Juventus on February 27, 2021
Preview: Torino vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Serie A clash between Torino and Juventus, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 1, 20:59
Netherlands's Steven Bergwijn celebrates scoring against Poland in the UEFA Nations League on September 4, 2020
How the Netherlands could line up against Gibraltar
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how the Netherlands could line up for their World Cup Qualifying clash with Gibraltar on Tuesday.
Mar 28, 15:36
Netherlands' Jasper Cillessen celebrates during a friendly against Portugal on March 26, 2018
How the Netherlands could line up against Latvia
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how the Netherlands could line up for their World Cup qualification clash with Latvia on Saturday.
Mar 25, 10:53
Danilo in action for Juventus in February 2021
Preview: Cagliari vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Serie A clash between Cagliari and Juventus, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 12, 22:56
Danilo in action for Juventus in February 2021
Team News: Juventus vs. Porto injury, suspension list, predicted XIs
Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash between Juventus and Porto.
Mar 8, 19:18
Danilo in action for Juventus in February 2021
How Juventus could line up against Porto
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Juventus could line up for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Porto.
Mar 7, 22:51
Cristiano Ronaldo pictured in February 2021
Preview: Juventus vs. Porto - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League clash between Juventus and Porto, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 7, 20:58
Danilo in action for Juventus in February 2021
Juventus team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Porto
Sports Mole rounds up all of Juventus' latest injury and suspension news ahead of their Champions League last-16 second leg with Porto on Tuesday.
Mar 7, 10:09
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring on November 4, 2020
Preview: Juventus vs. Lazio - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Serie A clash between Juventus and Lazio, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 4, 16:01
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo pictured on January 24, 2021
Preview: Hellas Verona vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Serie A clash between Hellas Verona and Juventus, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 25, 17:58

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ChinaChina29171662
United StatesUnited States22251764
JapanJapan1761033
AustraliaAustralia1441533
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Great BritainGreat Britain11121235
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· 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)

ATHLETICS
· 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)

SAILING
· 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)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· 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)

FOOTBALL
· 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)

CYCLING
· 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)

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

> Today's schedule in full
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