FIFA World Cup 2022 : Netherlands vs Qatar Match Preview and Lineups

Netherlands vs Qatar
GAME Netherlands vs Qatar
DATE 29/11/2022
TIME 08:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Al Bayt Stadium
LEAGUE FIFA World Cup 2022
Netherlands [2-0] Qatar

Match Preview of Netherlands vs Qatar

Netherlands will enter Tuesday's Group A contest with tournament hosts Qatar knowing that a win or a draw would see them qualify for the last-16 stage of the 2022 World Cup.

Holland would also be through to the knockout round with a defeat if Ecuador beat Senegal in the section's other match, but Qatar have already been eliminated, having lost their opening two matches.

Netherlands opened their tournament with a 2-0 success over Senegal on November 21, which placed them in a brilliant position to book their spot in the knockout stage heading into their second game with Ecuador.

Cody Gakpo's second goal of the World Cup saw Louis van Gaal's side take the lead against Ecuador on Friday, but Enner Valencia came up with a leveller early in the second period, with the two sides sharing the spoils, so Holland still have work to do when it comes to progressing in the competition.

As mentioned, Van Gaal's side would be through to the round of 16 if they win or draw against Qatar, while a defeat would also see them qualify, providing that Ecuador overcome Senegal.

Netherlands will certainly not want to take any chances when it comes to their progression, but it would be a shock if they were unable to qualify from this position.

Holland failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but they have finished second and third in their last two tournaments, so it would certainly not be a shock to see them advance deep into the competition.

First position in Group A would see them take on the runner-up in Group B, which will be either England, Iran, USA or Wales, with all four sides still battling to qualify for the next round.

Qatar, meanwhile, have been eliminated in the group stage, with the host nation losing their opening two matches at the tournament to Ecuador and Senegal.

Felix Sanchez's side started their Group A campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Ecuador on November 20 before suffering a 3-1 loss to Senegal in their second match of the competition on Friday.

Our Predicted Lineups

Netherlands possible starting lineup:Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, Berghuis, F de Jong, Blind; Gakpo; Bergwijn, Memphis

Qatar possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Barsham; Miguel, Khoukhi, Hassan; Mohammad, Hatem, Madibo, Al-Haydos, Ahmed; Ali, Muntari

Who will win the match?

We say: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar. Qatar will be determined to give their supporters something to cheer in their final match, but we are finding it difficult to back anything other than a Netherlands win here. Van Gaal's side have impressed in the tournament thus far, and we are fully expecting them to end with seven points in Group A.

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