World Cup 2022: Senegal vs Netherlands Match Preview


After missing the World Cup 2018, one of the top countries, Netherlands, are back and they will face Senegal in the first group stage match.

With the hunger to win more than ever, Netherlands will give maximum to start the tournament with positive notes.

Now, let’s have a closer look at this match, what to expect from it, who has better chances to win, etc.


World Cup 2022, Group Stage, Group A, Senegal vs Netherlands

21 November, 2022, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor


World Cup 2022: Senegal National

Senegal have played in 2 World Cup final tournaments, in 2002 where they reached the quarter finals, and in 2018. They were the first team in World Cup history to be eliminated using the fair play rule after being tied with Japan on the first six tiebreakers.


Senegal Squad for the World Cup 2022

Coach: Aliou Cissé

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Alfred Gomis, Seny Dieng.


Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Youssouf Sabaly, Fode Ballo-Toure, Pape Abdou Cisse, Ismail Jakobs, Formose Mendy.


Midfielders: Moustapha Name, Cheikhou Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, Idrissa Gueye, Krepin Diatta, Pape Gueye, Pape Matar Sarr, Pathe Ciss, Loum Ndiaye.


Forwards: Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Bamba Dieng, Famara Diedhiou, Nicolas Jackson, Iliman Ndiaye.

Senegal’s Group A Fixtures

21 November 2022, Senegal vs Netherlands

25 November 2022, Qatar vs Senegal

29 November 2022, Ecuador vs Senegal


World Cup 2022: Netherlands National

After appearing in 2 consecutive World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978, the team had their biggest World Cup streak in the 1990s, reaching three straight tournaments. In 1990, Netherlands reached the Round of 16.

In 1994 Netherlands was eliminated by Brazil in the quarter-finals, and in 1998 lost to Brazil in the semi-finals and Croatia in the third-place play-off. In 2006, Netherlands lost to Portugal in the Round of 16, a game known as the Battle of Nuremberg. In 2010 the team reached their third World Cup final, this time losing to Spain.

In the 2014 World Cup, Netherlands got their first third-place finish, and they didn’t qualify for the World Cup 2018.

To summarize, 10 World Cup final tournaments (2022 not included), 3 times runners-up and 1 time third place.

Netherlands Squad for the World Cup 2022

Coach: Louis van Gaal

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow, Andries Noppert, Remko Pasveer

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, Jurrien Timber, Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Tyrell Malacia, Jeremie Frimpong.

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong, Steven Berghuis, Davy Klaassen, Teun Koopmeiners, Marten de Roon, Cody Gakpo, Kenneth Taylor, Xavi Simons.

Forwards: Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn, Vincent Janssen, Luuk de Jong, Noa Lang, Wout Weghorst.

Wales’s Group A Fixtures

Nov. 21, Senegal vs Netherlands

Nov. 25, Netherlands vs Ecuador

Nov. 29, Netherlands vs Qatar

World Cup 2022 Senegal vs Netherlands: Predictions

Netherlands certainly have the goals in their side to go far in this tournament but they often struggle at the back which could cost them victory in later stages. On the other side, Senegal will try to create difficulties for the Netherlands and get at least 1 point in this match.

These two countries have never played against each other, the Netherlands are the clear favorites to win this match.

Will 2022 finally be the year in which the Netherlands win its first World Cup?


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