Louis van Gaal's men make up Group A along with local Qatar, Ecuador and Senegal
Louis van Gaal, coach of Netherlands (REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw)
There is less and less to go before the ball officially begins to roll in the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the different teams began to officially announce their official rosters to play in the sport's top event.
After Japan, Costa Rica, Brazil, Australia, Croatia, Switzerland, France, Wales, Cameroon, United States, Germany, Morocco, Belgium, England, Poland, Portugal, Uruguay, Senegal, Spain and Denmark (in will add some players to his list in the next few hours), now it was the turn of the Netherlands, which returns to the top event after failing to qualify for Russia 2018.
Louis van Gaal's men, who fell in the last 16 of the last European Championship and are in the semifinals of the UEFA Nations League (they will clash against Croatia), sealed their ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup after winning the first place in Group G in the European Qualifiers (shared zone with Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar).
A Clockwork Orange will begin its journey to the World Cup on Monday, November 21 against Senegal. Then, on Tuesday the 29th, they will clash against the local Qatar. Then they will close their participation in Group A by facing Gustavo Alfaro's Ecuador.
Despite Roma midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum being sidelined by injury and goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen sidelined, the Netherlands will come into the competition with a number of renowned players, including Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich) Nathan Ake (Manchester City) and Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), among others. Memphis Depay, although not yet medically clear, will also be present at the tournament. Another name to highlight is that of the young midfielder Xavi Simons.
The 26 footballers from the Netherlands:
The list compiled by Louis van Gaal
Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Remko Pasveer (Ajax), Andries Noppert (Heerenveen)
Defenders: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Jurriën Timber (Ajax), Denzel Dumfries (Inter ), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Mathijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen).
< b>Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona), Steven Berghuis (Ajax), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax), Xavi Simons (PSV).
Forwards: Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona),  ;Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Vincent Janssen (Antwerp), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Noa Lang (Bruges), Wout Weghorst (Besiktas).