The Dutch national football team are famously known as the nation of Total Football. One of the historic teams in Men’s Soccer started playing in 1905.
The famous land of football gave birth to a plethora of great players, Johan Cruyff, Marco Von Basten, Patrick Kluivert, Frank Rijkaard, Denis Bergkamp, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie to name a few.
In the early 70s, Captain Cruyff and coach Rinus Michels invented and honed the most eye catchy and entertaining version of football which was also dubbed the fluid football. Another world cup is knocking at the door and the Netherlands team is very much ready for it. Let’s take a look at the squad and other insights.
Netherlands team Information:
- Association: Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbolbond (KNVB)
- Captain: Virgil van Dijk
- Top Scorer: Robin van Persie (50 goals)
- Most Capped Player: Wesley Sneijder (134 matches)
- FIFA code: Ned
- Nickname: Oranje, Holland, Clockwork Orange
- Current FIFA ranking: 8
- Best FIFA ranking: 1
- Lowest FIFA ranking: 36
Netherlands Fifa World Cup 2022 Coach and Players:
Coach: Luis Van Gaal
- Goalkeeper: Flekken, Cillessen, Scharpen.
- Defender: Van Dijk, Ake, Blind, De Ligt, De Vrij, Malacia, Teze, Timber, Hateboer, Indi
- Midfielder: De jong, Dumfries, Klaassen, Berghuis, Schouten, Til
- Attacker: Depay, Bergwin, Gokpo, Lang, Weghorst, Janssen.
The Netherlands took part in the biggest stage of football 10 times, the first time in 1934. They are one of the unluckiest teams in the world of football as they reached the final three times in 1974, 1978 and 2010. However, they failed to achieve the grandest prize. Their two golden generations both reached the final but still couldn’t nail it down. Somehow, the famous Orange team failed to make the final stage of the world cup in the 2018 showdown.
They reached the final stage of the Euro Championship 10 times. Their only major trophy is winning the Euro in 1988. They arrived at the semifinals another 4 times nonetheless in the last Euro, they were knocked out from the Round of 16.
The Netherlands took part in UEFA Nations Cup once in 2019 and they were the Runners-up in that inaugural tournament. After an impressive display, they became powerless against Portugal in the Final.
Other Group A Opponents:
Netherlands Fifa World Cup 2022 Fixtures:
- November 21: Senegal vs Netherlands, Time: 10.00 pm
- November 25: Ecuador vs Netherlands, Time: 10.00 pm
- November 29: Qatar vs Netherlands, Time: 9.00 pm