The Netherlands bid for the 2022 World Cup is interesting and out of the box, as befits the teams of the great Louis van Gaal. The Dutch go to Qatar for the Fifa World Cup without any special expectations from the community, they do not have a strong forward, the goalkeeper’s position is expected to sag. But on the other hand, the application in defense for the World Cup looks almost the best among all the participants.
Netherlands 2022 World Cup bid: Goalkeepers
Goalkeepers: Justin Bidglow (Feyenoord), Andris Noppert (Heerenveen), Remco Paswer (Ajax).
The names of all three goalkeepers will mean little to those who do not follow Eredivize. Who will be the first number of the Netherlands team only van Gaal knows, and he can be trusted. The game of the 40-year-old Pasver is surprising, which, until such an advanced age, did not come close to the basis of the national team. Bidglow and Noppert don’t have much experience, but the latter is likely to make it to the opening matches of the 2022 World Cup. Yes, Cillessen is far from the same - he is not in the application of the “orange” ones.
Netherlands 2022 World Cup bid: defenders
Centre-backs: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Daley Blind, Jerry Timber (both Ajax), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern), Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Jeremy Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen) , Stefan de Vrey (Inter).
Right-Back: Denzel Dumfries (Inter)
Left Back: Tyrell Malasia (Manchester United)
The centerpiece of the defense of the Dutch 2022 World Cup bid looks beautiful and menacing. Team leader van Dijk, the most experienced 2014 World Cup bronze medalist Blind, promising and almost ready for top clubs Timber, still young de Ligt and City Ake’s main player. Given the game of van Gaal in the 3 central, there is a place for all the leaders, the Italian champion de Vrij will remain on the bench. Only two profile defenders were risky called along the edge, but what kind. Dumfries breaks at Inter, and Malasia often comes out at the heart of the Manchester United crisis.
Netherlands 2022 World Cup bid: midfielders
Midfielders: Steven Bergeis (Ajax), Davy Klassen (Ajax), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Ten Koopmeiners, Marten de Rhone (both Atalanta), Noah Lang (Club Brugge), Xavi Simons (PSV).
In the center of the field, de Jong manages affairs, who, despite the failures at Barcelona, plays at the top level in the national team. He is paired with a deuce from Ajax (Klassen and Taylor) and a deuce from Atalanta (Kopmeiners and de Ron) - a good choice for any model of play. Simons goes up front, Lang really helps from the bench, Berghuis is good in attack.
Forwards on the Netherlands squad
Forwards: Memphis Depay (Barcelona), Luc de Jong (PSV), Vincent Janssen (Antwerp), Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Wout Weghorst (Besiktas).
Depay and Gakpo are very likely to come out in the starting lineup, they are painfully much higher in terms of experience and level of play, Bergwijn will be good as the main substitute. play an important role in awnings and emergencies. The absence of a forward is the main pain of van Gaal, the new van Persie and Kluivert are long gone.
Approximate composition of the Netherlands national team for the first matches of the World Cup in Qatar
Head coach Louis van Gaal plays in a 3-4-1-2 formation. Approximate squad for the first matches of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar: Noppert-Ake-van Dijk-Timber-Blind-Dumfries-de Jong-de-Roon-Klaassen-Gakpo-Depay.