On Monday in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Senegal and Netherlands square off against one another. Both teams are in Group A with Colombia and Qatar, who played on Sunday, and this is their first game on the group stage. The Senegalese are stacked with elite talent, including KalidouKoulibaly and Edouard Mendy, despite Sadio Mane being out of the competition for the time being. After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Dutch are now looking to make a statement. Both clubs are thought of as underdogs that may make a splash in this matchup. Although the Netherlands has had successful tournament runs in the past, this team is very different from the one that reached the quarterfinals in 2014 and finished outside the top four in 2018.
Senegal vs Netherlands 2022 World Cup Teams:
They are stacked, and they are now Africa’s champs. These are impact players who can help them defeat the Dutch, be it Edouard Mendy, Koulibaly, or others. Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich has been ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a fibula injury against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga earlier this month. This is a significant setback for Senegal before the World Cup even started. We’ll see if IsmailaSarr of Watford can fill the gap created by the Bayern Munich player’s absence.
Under Louis van Gaal’s leadership, the Netherlands enters the World Cup in fine shape after making the UEFA Nations League finals twice in the previous three seasons. The Netherlands didn’t make the cut for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but they did make it all the way to the semifinals in 2014 under van Gaal’s guidance, falling to Argentina in a penalty shootout following a goalless 120-minute match. With alternatives like Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, and Stefan de Vrij at the back, this team is strong.
Acquiring consistency in the offense will be crucial for this club. Cody Gakpo, a rising PSV star, is someone to keep an eye on as he might be the next big thing, and Donyell Malen, Steven Bergwijn, and Arnaut Danjuma all possess the pace and technical ability to cause serious injury. Despite being a very young squad, this one has the potential to go far.
Players to look up:
KalidouKoulibaly, a great defender for Chelsea, is thought to be one of the best all-around defenders in the league. Senegal’s Edouard Mendy, a goalkeeper, is another important player to keep an eye on. Steven Bergwijn will be a key component of the Dutch assault. Along with Justin Bijlow as the goalkeeper, the Dutch defense of Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk, and Nathan Ake will be crucial.
The two sides are currently interacting on a global basis for the first time. With six victories and two draws out of their eight games this year, the Netherlands has not yet suffered a loss. Additionally, after losing 2-0 to the Czech Republic in the round of 16 of Euro 2020, they have gone winless in 15 games. At the senior level, Senegal has won four and drawn one of their past five games without losing.
- Date: Monday, November 21
- Kickoff Time: 11:00 am ET / 4:00 pm GMT / 3:00 am AEDT (Tue, Nov. 22)
- Location: Al Thumama Stadium
- Official: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Where to watch?
The match between Senegal and the Netherlands will be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app and website, as well as on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India.
The Netherlands should be able to outgun Senegal in this game because of their superior firepower. Senegal will find it challenging to score without Mané, who has been absent for nine of the team’s past 14 goals in competitive games. The Netherlands, who will also be without a crucial player in Memphis Depay, ought to have enough firepower to get their campaign off to a strong start. Against the African team, Louis van Gaal’s men ought to triumph 3-1 or 2-0.