Netherlands vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022: Match Preview, Match Details, Wher To Watch,Team News and Probable Playing XI

Netherlands vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022: Match Preview, Match Details, Wher To Watch,Team News and Probable Playing XI

Netherlands vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022: When they play Ecuador at Khalifa International Stadium on Friday, the Netherlands will be looking to make it two victories out of their first two matches at the 2022 World Cup. 

On Monday, Louis van Gaal’s team defeated Senegal by a score of 2-0, while Ecuador won their first game in Group A on Sunday by a score of 2-0 against the tournament hosts, Qatar.

The Netherlands were forced to maintain their composure against Senegal on Monday, as it seemed like the two sides were going to finish their first encounter with a point each. The score was tied at 0-0 with just a few minutes left till the final whistle.

However, Holland took the lead on a goal scored by Cody Gakpo in the 84th minute of the game. Davy Klaassen then secured the three points for Holland in the ninth minute of added time at the end of the regular 90 minutes of play, allowing Van Gaal’s team to make a perfect start to their Group A campaign.

It will be exciting to watch what this bunch of players can do in the competition. The Netherlands will play Ecuador on Friday before finishing off their group stage against the hosts Qatar next Tuesday.

The national team, which has never been victorious in the World Cup, did not participate in the tournament’s finals in 2018, although they did make it to the championship game in 2010, and they came in third place in 2014.

If Van Gaal’s team is successful in winning Group A, they would advance to the round of 16 and face the team that finished second in Group B. This team might be either England, Wales, the United States of America, or Iran.

The Netherlands will not be looking too far ahead at this point, though, particularly in front of their encounter against a great Ecuador squad. Ecuador defeated the hosts in the first match on Sunday, and the Dutch were unable to keep up with Ecuador’s strength.

Enner Valencia scored both goals for Venezuela in their match against Qatar. The former West Ham United striker scored a penalty kick in the 16th minute and then made it 2-0 in the 31st minute to put the match out of Qatar’s reach.

After Tuesday’s match against Senegal, Ecuador will have their hands full with the two most difficult contests remaining in the group. On Friday, they will take on the Netherlands, who are coming off a defeat to Holland, and then on Tuesday, they will play Senegal.

The national team of Mexico, known as La Tricolor, did not make it out of the qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup. However, they did compete in the tournament in 2014, where they were eliminated in the group stage. Their best performance to date came in 2006, when they made it to the round of 16, where they were defeated by England.

There was some uncertainty about Ecuador’s ability to compete in Qatar because of Byron Castillo’s participation in the qualifying matches for that tournament. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport sided with FIFA and decided that Castillo, who is now 23 years old, is eligible to play for Ecuador’s national team. Chile and Peru had filed appeals because of Castillo’s participation.

The Ecuadorian national team qualified for the championships by earning a fourth-place result in their South American qualifying campaign, earning a total of 26 points from their 18 matches played.

The fact that La Tri have only lost one of their previous seven matches during the qualifying process, with the run featuring draws with Brazil and Argentina at 1-1, is an indicator of their credentials, and they will undoubtedly be confident of putting another win on the board in this encounter.

Netherlands vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022: Match Details

Date: November 25, 2022

Venue: Khalifa International Stadium

Netherlands vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022: Where to watch?

In Uk, its Sky Sports Network and BT Sports. In USA, it can be streamed on the DAZN App or FOX Sports. In India, it can be watched on the Spoirts18 channel or Jio Cinema.

Netherlands vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022: Team News

Netherlands:

Due to his injury issues with Barcelona this season, Memphis Depay did not start for the Netherlands against Senegal, although he did play the last 30 minutes of the game.

The forward with 42 goals for his country might start here in place of Vincent Janssen, with Gakpo and Steven Bergwijn both likely to get time in the final third.

Frenkie de Jong and Steven Berghuis are expected to start in the centre of the field for a 3-5-2 formation with Denzel Dumfries and Daley Blind manning the full back positions.

Marten de Roon was questionable to play against Senegal due to an injury, but the midfielder saw action off the bench in the last match and will likely do so again.

Ecuador:

Valencia, 33, is set to play for Ecuador after suffering a knee injury in their last encounter against Qatar.

The national team’s medical staff will be attempting to get Valencia well enough to play since he has scored 37 goals for the squad in the past and has scored five times at World Cups.

It’s possible that Jeremy Sarmiento may replace Michael Estrada as the lone alteration made by head coach Alfaro from the starting lineup that faced Qatar.

However, 31-year-old Robert Arboleda will enter the manager’s thoughts before Friday’s match as he tries to earn a starting berth in the defence.

Probable Playing XI:

Netherlands possible starting lineup:

Noppert; De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, F de Jong, Berghuis, Blind; Gakpo; Memphis, Bergwijn

Ecuador possible starting lineup:

Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Plata, Caicedo, Mendez, Ibarra; Sarmiento; Valencia

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