The Dutch national football team captain, Frank de Boer, questions the need for friendly international matches in an already packed game schedule.

This after getting two players injured in the 1-1 match against Spain.

- I do not think this match should have been played.

Money is important, but we must also protect the players.

The parties need to have a discussion for the players' health is important.

We agree on that and decisions need to be made, he says.

Midfielder Nathan Ake left the match early with a muscle injury and cannot play the upcoming Nations League matches against Bosnia and Poland.

Right-back Hans Hateboer went out at half-time after hitting his head with the Spaniard José Gaya, who was also forced to leave the match injured.

Due to the corona pandemic, both national teams and club teams have a more packed schedule.