Bottom of the table Serbia fell to yet another defeat at the Loughborough University Stadium, this time at the hands of the Netherlands. Brian Brobbey’s brace puts the Netherlands at the top of Group D, where they will face the Republic of Ireland in a key quarter final on Monday.

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The Netherlands’ clinical front three outclassed the weak Serbian back line, with their 6 shots on target compared to Serbia’s one demonstrating the difference in class between the two teams of youngsters. Despite Serbia starting on the front foot, with good attempts from Novaković and Jovanović missing the target in the first half, the Netherlands were able to convert their chances, showing their traditional Dutch strength of youth development on the international stage.

Brian Brobbey curls the ball into the bottom right corner for his first goal of the match

Finishing without a single point or goal, and with a negative 6 goal difference, Serbia leave the tournament as the second worst team, behind Slovenia. Looking ahead to next week, however, the Dutch will be looking forward to a strong performance against Ireland, who finished second in Group D, in Chesterfield on Monday. England play Norway on Sunday, as they look to progress from the Quarter Finals.

Team Lineups

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1 Mees Bakker (GK)
2 Shurandy Sambo
3 Liam Van Gelderen (C)
4 Ramon Hendriks
6 Bram Franken
10 Quinten Maduro
11 Mohammed Ihattaren
14 Cristopher Mamengi
17 Crysencio Summerville
18 Brian Brobbey (26′ 55′)
19 Toshio Lake[/column]
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12 Luka Krstović (GK)
2 Stefan Radmanovac
5 Bojan Balaž
6 Strahinja Eraković
7 Marko Dedijer
10 Milutin Vidosavljević (C)
11 Dragoljub Savić
14 Danilo Mitrović
15 Martin Novaković
16 Djordje Jovanović
19 Dejan Zukić[/column][/columns]

Group D Final Standings

Played Won Draw Lost For Against GD Points
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 7 0 7 9
Spain 3 2 0 1 6 3 3 6
Germany 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4 3
Serbia 3 0 0 3 0 6 -6 0


Photos by LSU Media Volunteers


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