Netherlands are one of the dark horses heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Since Louis Van Gaal took charge of the national team they have been absolutely sensational so much so that they are one of the favorites to go all the way. They have a balanced squad without any stand out star player and we take a look at their possible squad heading into the world cup.
Netherlands final 26-man squad will be announced by 13th November 2022 as FIFA allowed all national teams time till 1 week before the world cup starts to finalize their squads.
Netherlands Final Squad For World Cup 2022:
Van Gaal has announced his final squad for 2022 World Cup. Not many controversial decisions except some of the regular premier league players are missing out on the squad. Van Gaal actually called each of the 9 players playing in premier league who were left out of the squad.
|4||Matthijs de Ligt||Bayern Munich||CB|
|5||Daley Blind||Ajax||Full Back/CB|
|7||Virgin Van Dijk (C)||Liverpool||CB|
|8||Tyrell Malacia||Manchester United||Full Back|
|9||Nathan Aké||Man City||CB|
|10||Stefan de Vrij||Inter Milan||CB|
|11||Denzel Dumfries||Inter Milan||Full Back|
|12||Jeremie Frimpong||Bayer Leverkusen||Full Back|
|13||Frenkie de Jong||FC Barcelona||Midfielder|
|17||Martin De Roon||Atalanta||Midfielder|
|23||Luuk De Jong||PSV||Forward|
|24||Vincent Janssen||Royal Antwerp||Forward|
|25||Noa Lang||Club Brugge||Forward|
National Team Coach: Louis Van Gaal:
One of the greatest managers in history of dutch football both at club level and international level. Last time he was incharge of Dutch side was back in 2014 world cup where they played some of the best football in the tournament. Came out short losing against Argentina in semifinals but other then that it was an amazing tournament for the team. Van Gaal will be hoping for the similar performances. We take a look how he might lineup with his preferred selection of players.
Possible Starting Lineup:
Some players are guaranteed starters regardless of their club form and those include the likes of Depay, De Jong, Van Dijk, Mark Flekken. Rest of the team Van Gaal will have to adapt and either stay loyal to players who helped the team in Nations League or go with players who are in form.
Netherlands Players To Watchout For ?
Cody Gakpo has been around dutch football scene for a while but since Manchester United were interested in his during the summer of 2022 he stock has risen up and combine that with his incredible performances with PSV scoring goal a game ratio he is definitely the one to watch out for in 2022 FIFA World cup.
Netherlands World Cup 2022 Schedule:
Netherlands are placed in group a where they will be facing, Hosts Qatar, Senegal and Ecuador. An easy group which they should win comfortably.
|21 November||Netherlands vs Senegal|
|25 November||Netherland vs Ecuador|
|29 November||Netherlands vs Qatar|
This dutch side is hitting top form just at the right time. Going into the world cup, they performed much better then expected in Nations League and qualified for finals which will be taking place in 2023. You can also check every other world cup team squad going into the tournament.