Ajax veteran Daley Blind on course to join Netherlands for Euro 2020

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Seamus Leonard

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The Netherlands are expecting Ajax defender Daley Blind to recover fully for their Euro 2020 tilt.

Blind sustained an ankle injury while playing for the national team in a 7-0 win over Gibraltar in March.

It means he has been sidelined as Ajax wrapped up an Eredivisie and KNVB Cup double, but was also unable to play his part in their unsuccessful Europa League bid.

When asked about Blind’s rehabilitation by ESPN on Sunday, Dutch manager Frank de Boer said: “He is in good shape and is even ahead of schedule.

“If everything goes well, he can even connect on 28 May.”

Despite Blind’s continued absence, Ajax enjoyed a 3-0 away win at Feyenoord on Sunday.

An own goal by Marcos Senesi put the visitors ahead at De Kuip, before a dramatic end to the first half.

Ajax midfielder Edson Álvarez was shown a straight red for a hand ball on the line, but goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was able to repel Leroy Fer’s weak spot kick.

Feyenoord 0
Ajax 3
Full time

Another own goal by Ridgeciano Haps doubled Ajax’s advantage after the hosts had lost Tyrell Malacia for a second yellow card offence on the hour mark.

Mohammed Kudus sealed the De Klassieker victory with a late goal for Erik ten Hag’s men, who will conclude their season this week with games against VVV-Venlo and Vitesse.