Watch: Matthijs De Ligt shown straight red as Netherlands exit Euro 2020
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.
— FIFA 21 Daily (@FIFA21Daily) June 27, 2021