Netherlands squad, schedule and form

Undefeated since the fiasco of the last Euro, the Netherlands can represent one of the good surprises of this 2022 World Cup. Team, calendar and form, here is everything you need to know about the Oranje.

Steven Bergwijn, Netherlands

The Netherlands squad for the 2022 World Cup

With Virgil van Dijk in defense, Frenkie de Jong in the middle and Memphis Depay in attack, the Oranje house can count on one frame per line. Louis van Gaal even has the luxury of leaving Matthijs de Ligt on the bench in his 3-4-1-2!

The technician also caused a lot of ink to flow in the country by deciding to do without central defender Sven Botman, excellent with Newcastle, and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich) for Qatar. Loaned to Roma by Paris Saint-Germain, Georginio Wijnaldum has for his part forfeited. Conversely, young midfielder Xavi Simons, who moved from PSG to PSV Eindhoven last summer, is a surprise guest.

Guardians: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Andries Noppert (Heerenveen), Remko Pasveer (Ajax).

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Jurriën Timber (Ajax), Denzel Dumfries (Inter), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Tyrell Malacia ( Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen).

Environments : Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Steven Berghuis (Ajax), Davy Klaasen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax), Xavi Simons (PSV).

Forwards: Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona), Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham), Vincent Janssen (Royal Antwerp), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Noa Lang (Bruges), Wout Weghorst (Besiktas).

The Netherlands calendar (Group A)

  • Monday November 21, 5 p.m., Senegal – Netherlands (1st day)
  • Friday November 25, 5 p.m., Netherlands – Ecuador (Day 2)
  • Tuesday November 29, 4 p.m., Netherlands – Qatar (3rd day)

The shape of the Netherlands

Since they were pitifully eliminated by the Czech Republic (0-2) in the round of 16 of the last Euro, the Batavians are simply undefeated with a record of 11 wins and 4 draws and a qualification for the Final Four of the League of Nations. On their list of draws in particular, two victories against Belgium (in LdN), a success against Denmark and a draw against Germany (in a friendly). Quite simply one of the fittest selections of this World Cup!

Facts about the Netherlands

Coming out of retirement in the summer of 2021 to answer the call of the homeland when the Batavians were at the bottom of the hole, the experienced Louis van Gaal will return to the apron after Qatar. An outstanding technician renowned for his ego and his sense of discipline, he dreams of emulating his performance in 2014, when he led his country into the last four.

The Netherlands’ chances at the 2022 World Cup

The Dutch have inherited a very affordable group A where they will be big favorites ahead of Senegal, Ecuador and Qatar. On its form in recent months, this selection can aim for the quarters or the semi-finals, provided it avoids “bad encounters” on its way, like potentially Argentina in the quarter…

History of the Netherlands at the World Cup: 11th participation including three finalist places.