The Senegal national football team has had some very impressive results recently, and is expected to do the same in the upcoming World Cup match against the Netherlands. This is one of the top matches to be seen during the tournament, so make sure you are tuned in.
World Cup 2022 schedule
The Senegal national football team will face the Netherlands national football team in the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This match will be played at the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.
Both teams have won two of three group matches. They also matched up in a friendly game. So, how is this match going to play out?
There will be no day off between this match and the next Group A game on Monday. That could favor a team that has depth in their squad. It also might have the same effect as a rest, as it may be easier to adapt to a new style of play without a full week of practice.
The Senegal national football team is the reigning champions of the Africa Cup of Nations. In the last tournament in February, the Lions defeated Egypt in the final. Also, Senegal have a solid record at the FIFA World Cup.
In the past eight competitive matches, Senegal has recorded six clean sheets. This is their second straight World Cup appearance and the team has shown they are well stocked with world class talent.
In the group stage of the upcoming tournament, Senegal will play three more matches. They are expected to qualify for the knockout stages. For their part, the Netherlands have not lost a single game since June 2021.
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The Senegal national football team will play the Netherlands on 21 November 2022. Both teams are expected to be among the top African sides at the World Cup. They will be playing to qualify for the next round.
Both teams have a lot of talent. However, the Netherlands have more than enough firepower up top. Moreover, the Dutch have won 15 games since Louis van Gaal took over last year.
On the other hand, Senegal have a talented defensive unit. Moreover, they have a strong midfield. It will be a difficult game to win for both teams. Nonetheless, the Netherlands should be able to overcome Senegal.
In the first game between the two teams, the Netherlands were in control. Although the game was unconvincing in the first half, they managed to take a 2-0 lead thanks to Cody Gakpo’s goal. Ahead of the match, Memphis Depay was doubtful for the Netherlands’ first game. He is still working to fully recover from a hamstring injury.
Despite the loss of Sadio Mane, the Senegal side is a formidable team. Pape Abou Cisse, Youssouf Sabaly and Cheikhou Kouyate all have talent.
Even though the Netherlands were able to keep a clean sheet, the Senegal attack was not able to get anything going. However, they did manage to clear the danger with Davy Klaassen’s late goal.
The Senegal national football team is known as the Lions of Teranga. They are African football’s top team in this year’s tournament.
Senegal qualified for this year’s World Cup by beating Egypt in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in February. They also eliminated Mohamed Salah’s Egypt in qualifying. Despite losing to Ivory Coast for fourth place, they managed to advance to the quarterfinals.
Pape Matar Sarr is a talented footballer. He is a key player for Senegal. Abdou Diallo, Krepin Diatta and Iliman Ndiaye are some of the other options on the left.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, have won every single match they’ve played since Louis van Gaal was appointed as coach last year. Their unbeaten run includes 15 games without a loss. This makes the Netherlands the most likely to win this year’s World Cup.
While the Netherlands are favorites to win, the Senegal team has been strong on defense and could surprise a few people. They’ve recorded six clean sheets in the last eight competitive matches.
However, they’ll be missing Sadio Mane for the rest of the tournament. His absence is expected to hurt the team.
Senegal’s other players include Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, Abdou Diallo and Kalidou Koulibaly. Koulibaly is a defender who uses upper body strength to disrupt opponents.