Netherlands vs Bulgaria 5/9/2017
It is essentially three cup finals now for Netherlands as they cling onto their World Cup qualification fate. A 4-0 drubbing by France on Thursday was rescued by Sweden’s surprise defeat in Bulgaria. The Dutch now trail second-placed Sweden by 3 points. These two countries meet on Oct 11 in the last group match. Bulgaria are just above Netherlands with a two-point buffer and kept their hopes alive with a 3-2 win against the Swedes, thanks to a 80th minute winner from Ivalyo Chochev. Netherlands have lost twice in a row to the Bulgarians, and need no reminder that a third will ultimately kill off their chances of a playoff spot.