Netherlands are in danger of failing to qualify for a second straight major tournament after losing 2-0 to Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
After finishing third at the 2014 World Cup, the Dutch missed out on Euro 2016 and now find themselves in fourth place midway through their campaign to reach Russia, six points off the lead in Group A and three back of a potential playoff spot.
Danny Blind handed a first cap to 17-year-old Matthijs de Ligt, but the centre-back's first action did...
Ivelin Popov scored the only goal as Bulgaria clinched a 1-0 win against 10-man Belarus in their World Cup qualifier in Sofia.
Spartak Moscow forward Popov's early header at the Vasil Levski National Stadium proved decisive and secured Bulgaria's first victory under coach Petar Hubchev following heavy earlier defeats to Group A rivals France and Sweden.
Victory lifts fourth-placed Bulgaria four points clear of Belarus, who are still without a win after four group matches.
Popov gave Bulgaria a flying...