7 Things the Netherlands Must Do to Defeat Portugal

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7 Things the Netherlands Must Do to Defeat Portugal
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After two draining rounds of play, Netherlands find themselves last place and winless in their "Group of Death." This is absolutely not the ideal situation for any team to be in, but somehow, there might be a way for this team to escape an early exit from the Euro Cup.

As it stands, Germany is first place in the group with six points and a plus-two goal differential. Then, Portugal and Denmark are tied with three points with a goal differential of zero. Netherlands has zero points and has a goal differential of minus-two. 

Germany will be playing Denmark in the next round; it shouldn't be a difficult fixture for them. If Germany beats the Danes at least 1-0 and Netherlands beats Portugal at least 2-0, then Netherlands will qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament due to goal differential.

This obviously might seem like an easy task when said, but Holland will have to do many things to overcome a pretty strong Portuguese side.

So with all this in mind, here are seven things the Netherlands must do to defeat Portugal.

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