Ireland draws 1-1 with Netherlands in Euro 2016 warmup

Ireland draws 1-1 with Netherlands in Euro 2016 warmup

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Dhaka – Ireland conceded an 85th-minute equalizer to draw 1-1 with the Netherlands on Friday in its latest warmup match before competing in the European Championship.Luuk de Jong’s header earned a draw for the Dutch, who will not be playing in France after surprisingly finishing fourth in their qualifying group,AP/UNB News Reported.Shane Long put Ireland ahead with a close-range finish for his 16th international goal. The Irish, who are now unbeaten in five games, had to play for long periods with the ball as the Netherlands dominated possession – a scenario that is likely to be repeated at
the Euros in a group containing Belgium, Italy and Sweden.

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