The Netherlands will be seeking a convincing victory by multiple goals against host nation Qatar in their Group A finale, as the Dutch target winning the group and thus secure what on paper should be a more favorable matchup in the Round of 16.
The Oranje are not yet mathematically qualified for the knockouts, but going into the final match they sit joint top of the group with Ecuador, ahead on the disciplinary points tiebreaker (fewest cards). The Group A winner would likely dodge a date with England in the Round of 16, instead landing the second-place team (USA, Iran or Wales barring any surprises).
No. 50-ranked Qatar, who are already eliminated after losing both matches thus far, are a mismatch against the No. 8-ranked Dutch team which is currently on a 17-match unbeaten streak. But Louis Van Gaal’s squad has not blown anyone away with their performances against Senegal and Ecuador, benefiting from timely goals, including two from breakout star Cody Gakpo.
If the Netherlands beat Qatar, they would finish top of Group A provided Ecuador also fails to beat Senegal. But if the South American side also wins, they would finish level on points and the group tiebreakers come into play.
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Netherlands vs Qatar live score
Netherlands (3-4-3, right to left): 23-Noppert (GK) — 2-Timber, 4-Van Dijk, 5-Ake — 22-Dumfries, 15-De Roon, 21-De Jong, 17-Blind — 14-Klaassen — 8-Gakpo, 10-Depay
Qatar (5-3-2, right to left): 22-Barsham (GK) — 2-Miguel, 17-Mohammad, 16-Khoukhi, 3-Hassan, 14-Ahmed — 10-Al-Haydos 12-Boudiaf, 23-Madibo — 19-Ali, 11-Afif
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Netherlands vs. Qatar live updates, highlights from 2022 World Cup
4hrs 15 mins from kickoff: Having touches of the ball in the opposition box will be a good start today for Qatar, who are currently lagging behind Kylian Mbappe on that particular stat at the 2022 World Cup.
9 – What do these nations have in common: Costa Rica, Qatar, Morocco, Australia, Netherlands, Mexico, Ghana, Switzerland and Belgium?
These are the 9 teams that have made fewer touches in the opposition box than Kylian Mbappé alone at the 2022 World Cup (28). Threat. pic.twitter.com/jJMSqCphM0
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 29, 2022
4hrs 30 mins from kickoff: Louis van Gaal was in typically honest mood in his pre-match press conference, saying: “I believe we don’t have the best players on earth in our team, but I believe in team building and in tactics. I believe we can go far, but we also need luck.”
🔮 LVG is predicting his side to progress deep into the tournament.#FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 29, 2022
4 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: Football-Oranje’s Michael Statham is joined by a Qatar football expert for a quality informed preview of the match.
5 hrs from kickoff: Dutch outlet Voetbal International points out how the Netherlands have already seen Tuesday’s referee, Bakary Gassama, in the 2014 group stage finale against Chile, where he earned favorable reviews.
En weer treft het Oranje van Van Gaal in het laatste groepsduel op een WK deze arbiter uit Gambia. https://t.co/Wa5G1lm7ZE
— Voetbal International (@VI_nl) November 29, 2022
Netherlands vs. Qatar lineups, team news
According to the Dutch press, midfielder Marten de Roon is expected to get a shot at partnering with Frenkie de Jong in midfield in lieu of his Atalanta teammate Teun Koopmeiners. In addition, after slowly increasing the load for Memphis Depay, he could get his first start ahead of Steven Bergwijn.
Netherlands (3-4-3, right to left): 23-Andries Noppert (GK) — 2-Jurrien Timber, 4-Virgil Van Dijk, 5-Nathan Ake — 22-Denzel Dumfries, 15-Marten de Roon, 21-Frenkie De Jong, 17-Daley Blind — 14-Davy Klaassen — 8-Cody Gakpo, 10-Memphis Depay
Qatar manager Felix Sanchez made three changes from the brutal opening match to the second contest against Senegal and the team had an improved performance despite losing and suffering elimination. There is little reason to believe there should be much tweaking done to that most recent lineup.
Qatar (5-3-2, right to left): 22-Meshaal Barsham (GK) — 2-Pedro Miguel, 17-Ismail Mohammad, 16-Boualem Khoukhi, 3-Abdelkarim Hassan, 14-Homam Ahmed — 10-Hassan Al-Haydos 12-Karim Boudiaf, 23-Assim Madibo — 19-Almoez Ali, 11-Akram Afif
Netherlands vs. Qatar live stream, TV channel
This Group A finale will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
|USA||Tue, Nov. 29||10:00 ET||Fox,|
Fox Sports site/app,
|Canada||Tue, Nov. 29||10:00 ET||TSN, RDS (French)||TSN site/app,|
|UK||Tue, Nov. 29||15:00 GMT||ITV 1, STV||ITVX, STV Player|
|Australia||Wed, Nov. 30||02:00 AEDT||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|India||Tue, Nov. 29||20:30 IST||Sports18||Voot, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Tue, Nov. 29||23:00 HKT||Now TV (Ch. 616, 618)||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Tue, Nov. 29||23:00 MYT||Astro||Astro GO|
|Singapore||Tue, Nov. 29||23:00 SGT||StarHub FIFA World Cup,|
|Singtel TV GO, CAST,|
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
|New Zealand||Wed, Nov. 30||04:00 NZDT||Sky Sport 7 beIN||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|