The Netherlands, with its rich footballing heritage, reached an absolute low after it failed to make the finals in the 2018 edition of the World Cup.
However, with the re-appointment of Louis Van Gaal, who led the team to third place in 2014, the Men in Orange has steadily worked on closing the loopholes.
Topping UEFA Group G in the qualifiers, the three-time World Cup runner-up (1974, 1978, 2010) is expected to be one of the two teams to qualify from Group A, with stars like Virgil Van Dijk, Frankie De Jong and Memphis Depay in its side.
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Netherlands holds the European record for the most FIFA World Cup qualifying goals having taken its overall tally to 329 with 33 goals in its campaign for Qatar 2022.
Manager: Louis Van Gaal
Netherlands' World Cup record:
When is Netherlands playing in the world cup?
- ⦿ November 21 – Senegal vs Netherlands – 9:30 PM – Al Thumama Stadium
- ⦿ November 25 – Netherlands vs Ecuador – 9:30 PM – Khalifa International Stadium
- ⦿ November 29 – Netherlands vs Qatar – 8.30 PM – Al Bayt Stadium