Babel out of Netherlands' final Euro 2020 qualifier

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has lost another of his key men for the clash with Estonia in Amsterdam.

Netherlands forward Ryan Babel will miss his side's Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia.   -  Getty Images

Ryan Babel has pulled out of the Netherlands squad ahead of Tuesday's final Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia.

The Galatasaray forward was not "intact" after the 0-0 weekend draw with Northern Ireland and has returned to his club, according to statement from the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB).

Babel, 32, started in Belfast and lasted until the 90th minute before making way for defender Nathan Ake.

Ronald Koeman has now lost three of the players who started Saturday's stalemate, which was enough to confirm the Oranje's qualification for Euro 2020.

Virgil van Dijk was released from the squad for personal reasons, while Martin de Roon is suspended after receiving a third yellow card.

Netherlands is two points behind Group C leader Germany going into the meeting with bottom-placed Estonia in Amsterdam. Babel scored twice as Koeman's men ran out 4-0 winners when the teams met in Tallinn in September.

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