As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Liverpool defender Van Dijk: Holland players learned of outbreak in group app

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been shocked by the breakout in the Holland camp which saw five players sent home.

It has since been claimed that there is a strong belief that a 'chicken curry' caused the problems ahead of their clash with France.

Van Dijk has partially dismissed the notion that food was the cause for the illness spreading describing the chicken curry as "delicious."

"I don't know where that story comes from. I also ate chicken curry myself and it was delicious. Whether that is the cause? No idea. No one has an idea. I can't imagine," he told NOS.

"It was very strange. In our group app, messages suddenly came through that some boys were going home, that they were ill. That was a bit of a shock."

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free