Watch: Matthijs De Ligt shown straight red as Netherlands exit Euro 2020

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Juventus centre-back Matthijs De Ligt was shown a straight red card for a deliberate handball as the Netherlands were eliminated from Euro 2020. 

De Ligt was part of a Dutch side that won all three group games and approached their last 16 tie against the Czech Republic with confidence.

But Frank de Boer’s side were beaten 2-0 by the Czechs and still haven’t won a knockout game at the Euros since 2004.

The game was goalless when De Ligt intercepted a quick counter-attack with his hand to stop Patrik Schick getting through on goal.

The 22-year-old was booked by Russian referee Sergei Karasev but VAR encouraged him to rewatch the incident on the pitchside monitor.

Upon a second viewing, Karasev decided De Ligt deliberately handled the ball and showed him a red card.


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