Oranje and Italy draw in football friendly

A very late equaliser gave Italy a draw in Wednesday night’s football friendly against an inexperienced Dutch side in Amsterdam.

Marco Verratti scored in the 92nd-minute to make it 1-1. ‘Everyone lost the plot in the end. We gave it away,’ said Dutch coach Louis van Gaal after the game.

The Dutch side contained three new caps – Daley Blind, Ola John and Jonathan de Guzman. According to Nos television, it was the youngest Oranje squad in almost 100 years with an average age of 22 years 361 days.

Match report

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