The Netherlands will not be participating in the 2016 European Championships after finishing fourth in their qualification group following a 3-2 defeat at home to the Czech Republic.

Turkey, who beat Iceland 1-0 courtesy of a stunning late free kick by Selcuk Inan, clinched an automatic qualification at the expense of the Dutch.

Two runaway goals from Pavel Kaderabek and Josef Sural put the Czechs 2-0 ahead, in the opening half-hour itself. A comical own goal scored by former Manchester United star Robin van Persie put the game firmly beyond the Dutch.

Although the Dutch pulled two goals back through Huntelaar and Van Persie, it was not enough to qualify for the playoff position in Group A.

From being the third best team in last year’s FIFA World Cup, to becoming the laughing stock of the football world after failing to qualify for an expanded Euros, the Dutch have fallen fast and fallen hard.

Here are some of the best twitter reactions to Holland’s capitulation at the Amsterdam Arena.



Ofcourse, Robin Van Persie wasn’t spared.