World Cup 2022 | Squad of Netherlands
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Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal has named the 26 players he is taking to the World Cup 2022. The Dutch presented their squad for the World Cup with an interesting video, where the team’s head coach Louis van Gaal names the players which you can see below.
It was known that Georginio Wijnaldum could not accompany the team to Qatar due to injury. Donyell Malen and Jasper Cillessen are also missing from the World Cup list. Van Gaal also did not call up Ryan Gravenberch, who was expected by many on the list. Instead, 39-year-old Remko Pasveer will play in Qatar.
The squad of Netherlands for the World Cup 2022
Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyeneoord), Remko Pasveer (Ajax), Andries Noppert (Heerenveen).
Defenders: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool), Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Jurrien Timber (Ajax), Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Stefen De Vrij (Inter Milan), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen).
Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Steven Berghuis, Davy Klaassen, Kenneth Taylor (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners, Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Cody Gakpo, Xavi Simmons (PSV).
Forwards: Memphis Depay (Barcelona), Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Vincent Janssen (Antwerpen), Luk de Jong (PSV), Noa Lang (Club Brugge), Wout Weghorst (Besiktas).
The Netherlands national team will play its first match at the World Cup on November 21 against Senegal. Van Gaal’s team will face Ecuador on the 25th and hold the group stage’s final match against the host Qatar on the 29th.
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