FIFA World Cup 2022 Teams and Groups

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will occur between November 20 and December 18, 2022. The Middle East will host the World Cup for the first time. The event will take place in eight stadiums spread across five towns in Qatar: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, and Doha.

Learn more about the Netherlands football team in Group A with , Qatar, and .

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The Netherlands Soccer team is widely regarded as one of the finest national teams in history. They have competed in ten FIFA World Cups, appearing in the finals three times. The Dutch have played in most World Cup finals without taking the trophy. The World Cups of 1974, 1978, and 2010 came in second place and fell to West , Argentina, and , respectively. They prevailed in the 1988 UEFA European Championship.

Currently, the team is in excellent form. They have good odds of reaching the knockout stage. Now, the Netherlands football team ranks in the 8th position.

Netherlands FIFA Ranking

The Netherlands soccer team ranking in World Cup as per FIFA is as follows:

Recent Ranking Average Ranking Highest Ranking Lowest Ranking
8 9 1 36

Netherlands Soccer Team 2022 Captain: Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk had competed for the Netherlands in international youth competitions at the under-19 and under-21 levels. In 2015, he made his senior international debut for the Netherlands, and in March 2018, he fully acquired the national team's captaincy. The Netherlands finished as runners-up in the inaugural UEFA Nations League final under Van Dijk's leadership the following year. He is known for his strength and leadership skills. He's also widely recognized as the best defender in the world of football.

The Netherlands soccer team is one of the best football teams in the world. The team has appeared in 3 World Cup finals, yet they have never taken the trophy home.

The Netherlands will compete in Group A against Senegal, Ecuador, and Qatar. The opening match of Group A for Qatar 2022 features the reigning AFCON winners Senegal and Louis Van Gaal's Netherlands. The two sides have never played each other at the international level. The following matches will be against Ecuador and Qatar on November 25, 2022, and November 29, respectively.

Netherlands Soccer Team Statistics

Form PLD W D L GF GA GD PPG Last 5
Home Form 6 4 2 0 18 7 +11 2.33 WWDDW
Away From 4 3 1 0 9 4 +5 2.50 WDWW
Overall 10 7 3 0 27 11 +16 2.40 DWWDW

PLD- Played | W-Won | D-Draw | L-Loss | PPG- Points Per Game | GF- Goals For | GA- Goals Against | GD-Goals Difference

Netherlands World Cup FIFA 2022 Match Schedule

Day and Date Time Match Group Venue
Monday, November 21, 2022 21:30 IST Netherlands vs Senegal A Doha
Friday, November 25, 2022 21:30 IST Netherlands vs Ecuador A Doha
Wednesday, November 29, 2022 20:30 IST Netherlands vs Qatar A Al-Khor

Netherlands World Cup Performance & Record

Played Wins Drew Losses
50 27 (50.0%) 12 (24%) 11 (22%)

As of 2022, the Netherlands has participated in 3 World Cup finals. However, they have not won a single World Cup trophy. The team had its longest World Cup streak in the 1990s, going to three successive matches after making appearances in two consecutive World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978. The Dutch team has received 97 yellow cards overall in 50 World Cup games (90 yellow, 4 yellow red and 3 red in 50 games). Additionally, the Dutch have never lost a regular-time World Cup defeat of more than one goal.

The Netherlands lost their first-round matches against Switzerland (1934) and Czechoslovakia (1938) in their first two tournament appearances (1938). They qualified for the 1974 FIFA World Cup after failing to be eligible for the following six tournaments. They advanced to the second round but lost to West Germany. In the 1978 World Cup finals, they finished second in the group behind Peru.

In the 1990 edition, the Netherlands failed to win a single match and managed just two goals during the group stage. The Netherlands fell to eventual champions Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 1994 tournament, eliminating them from the competition. The Netherlands qualified for the 1998 semifinals after finishing first in their group with five points, where they again fell to the Brazilians.

The Netherlands reached the round of 16 in 2006, where they fell to Portugal by a solitary goal. Seven yellow cards were issued to the Netherlands. In 2010, the team qualified for the knockout stage by finishing atop Group E. In the finals, they took on Spain. Unfortunately, they failed to win the trophy again.

With victories over Spain, Australia, and Chile, the Netherlands took first place in Group B in 2014. After defeating the tournament's hosts Brazil 3-0 in the third-place playoff, the Netherlands won bronze.

If you want to bet on the Netherlands football team, they will definitely give a good competition to the other teams in Group A and reach the knockout stage.

Netherlands World Cup Stats

RK Year Month Best Ranking Worst Ranking Best Move Worst Move
8 2022 August - - - -
8 2022 June - - - -
10 2022 March - - - -
10 2022 February - - - -
10 2021 - 10 16 +4 (August) -2 (April)
14 2020 - 13 15 +1 (September) -2 (October)
14 2019 - 12 16 +3 (October) -2 (November)
14 2018 - 14 21 +2 (April) -1 (January)
20 2017 - 20 36 +9 (October) -11 (April)
22 2016 - 14 26 +4 (October) -12 (July)
14 2015 - 5 16 +2 (December) -7 (August)
5 2014 - 3 15 +12 (July) -4 (April)
9 2013 - 5 9 +4 (June) -4 (September)
8 2012 - 2 8 +2 (October) -4 (July)
2 2011 - 1 2 +1 (August) -1 (September)
2 2010 - 2 4 +2 (July) -1 (April)
3 2009 - 2 3 +1 (June) -1 (July)
3 2008 - 3 10 +5 (July) -1 (October)
9 2007 - 5 9 +3 (July) -3 (June)
7 2006 - 3 7 0 (January) -3 (July)
3 2005 - 2 7 +2 (April) -1 (November)
6 2004 - 4 6 +1 (May) -1 (November)
4 2003 - 4 7 +2 (October) -3 (September)
6 2002 - 6 15 +4 (December) -6 (July)
8 2001 - 7 10 +2 (May) -1 (November)
8 2000 - 8 21 +13 (July) -2 (September)
19 1999 - 8 19 +3 (January) -3 (July)
11 1998 - 6 25 +19 (March) -11 (May)
22 1997 - 4 22 +4 (July) -10 (December)
9 1996 - 6 13 +7 (July) -5 (April)
6 1995 - 5 17 +12 (September) -9 (October)
6 1994 - 2 11 +9 (June) -6 (March)
7 1993 - 2 16 +7 (October) -9 (August)

Top Key Players in Netherlands 2022 World Cup Squad

The Netherlands easily won Group G, beating out Turkey and Norway. They are the strongest team in Group A and are expected to progress. Louis van Gaal has returned to lead the squad for a second time following their performance in third place in Brazil in 2014.

Virgil van Dijk, one of the best defenders in the world,is famous for his strength, leadership, and aerial stability. In addition to finishing second in the Ballon d'Or and the Best FIFA Men's Player competitions, he is the only defender to have ever won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award.

Matthijs de Ligt plays as a center-back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team. At age 17, he became the youngest player to start for the Netherlands since 1931, when he made his international debut. When he started the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final against Manchester United, he also made history as the youngest player to compete in a major European final. He was the first defender to receive the Golden Boy award.

Donny van de Beek is a midfielder for both the Netherlands national team and Premier League Club Manchester United. Over 40 of his appearances for the Netherlands have been at the under-17 through under-21 levels. He is a dedicated athlete who can play anywhere in the middle of the field and is tactically adaptable.

Netherlands Football Team Betting Odds

Fun88 predicted odd: +1400

Group A in Qatar 2022 seems to be an intriguing matchup with some enticing value bets. Observing how the Netherlands performs after failing to qualify for the previous World Cup will be fascinating. The way Senegal has played leading up to this tournament suggests they are a formidable team that won't back down easily. Ecuador may have a chance to stand out because South American teams are known for their tenacity. The biggest unknown in this scenario is how Qatar will perform as the host nation.

For the first time in the squad's history, Netherlands odds are currently at +1400. The team has a good chance of qualifying for the knockout round. So if you place a bet on the Netherlands football team, you have a chance of higher payout. The Senegal team will put up a tough fight against them in their opening game. The Oranje Legion won their UEFA qualifying group with 23 out of a possible 30 points and a +25 goal differential. This team appears to be prepared to have a tremendous run, and given their performance in qualifying, it would be surprising if they couldn't win Group A. With +1400 odds, the Dutch team is a strong contender.

Although the Dutch have never reached the World Cup trophy, they are considered one of the true giants of world soccer. With them finishing runners-up on three separate occasions, we only hope that 2022 is their year.

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FAQs Related to Netherlands Soccer Team

  1. Has the Netherlands football team qualified for the World Cup?
  2. The Netherlands national football team has appeared at three FIFA World Cups finals However, they always end up as runners-up.

  3. What is the Netherlands World Cup FIFA ranking in soccer?
  4. As of September 2022, Netherlands is the 8th best team in the world according to the FIFA rankings.

  5. Who is the best player in the Netherlands soccer team?
  6. Among Dutch footballers, Virgil van Dijk has the highest FIFA Rating followed by Frenkie de Jong in second and Matthijs de Ligt in third.