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Wales Under-21s suffer heartache as late winner sees Holland edge Euro 23 win

11 Jun 2022 1 minute read
Wales’ Edward James Turns (left) and Ryan Astley combine to tackle Netherlands’ Bran Brobbey during the UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying match at the Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli.

Wales Under-21 lost 1-0 to Holland in their Euro 2023 qualifier at Llanelli.

Feyenoord defender Lutsharel Geertruida powered home a thumping header four minutes from time to finally break Welsh resistance.

Holland had already won the group to secure qualification for next summer’s finals in Georgia and Romania.

The Dutch dominated the game with Wales camped in their own half for long periods.

Ajax striker Brian Brobbey missed several clear-cut chances and had a first-half effort disallowed for offside.

Wales escaped when Ryan Astley headed on to the top of his own crossbar, and Nathan Shepperd pushed aside Quinten Timber’s low drive before Geertruida’s late winner.

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