The hosts Qatar takes on the Netherlands in their final game of the group stage part of the World Cup. The match will occur at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on 29th November. The Netherlands are favourites to top the group and make it to the knockout stage of the World Cup. On the other hand, Qatar will do their best to impress the world in its first attempt to participate in the FIFA World Cup.
The host nation Qatar was the first team to automatically qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as they are hosting the competition. The Netherlands will play their first World Cup after the 2014 edition; they failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia last time. It was a big miss for a team of their calibre and they will look to do well in this World Cup.
FIFA World Cup Official Broadcasters
beIN Sports will be telecasting all the matches of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The people residing in the country can follow the most extraordinary event in world sports on the channels offered by beIN sports. beIN sports is the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup across North Africa and the Middle East region.
Netherland’s Omroep Stichting (NOS) will telecast all the matches taking place in the FIFA World Cup in the Netherlands. NOS is a Dutch public broadcaster that has acquired the rights to telecast the matches in the competition. NOS has the official broadcasting rights to cover all the games across its network.
FIFA World Cup Fixture Tables
Qatar VS Ecuador
Al Bayt Stadium
Senegal VS Netherlands
Al Thumama Stadium
Al Thumama Stadium
Netherlands VS Ecuador
Khalifa International Stadium
Al Bayt Stadium
The above fixture table comprises all the matches that both teams will play in the tournament’s group stages. Netherlands and Qatar will meet each other in their final game of the group. Qatar will have to pull a rabbit out of the bag in order to defeat the Netherlands. The Netherlands enters the tournament in exceptional form without losing any of their last six matches. Qatar has been playing a level higher than they usually do, losing only one game of their previous six.
Things to watch out for
- The Netherlands has a good set of defenders who will help them excel in the World Cup. They will be led by Virgil van Dijk, who is a wall at the back. The Netherlands has various options to choose from, including Matthijs de Ligt, Tyrell Malacia, Nathan Ake, Pascal Struijk and Daley Blind. All these defenders have been in great form for their respective clubs.
- Qatar has four players who have played over 100 games at the international level. This means that Qatar has enough experience to face and pose a threat to any team in the competition.
- Qatar is the only team in the World Cup with home support, and they will rely heavily on that advantage.
Table of FIFA World Cup Squads
Saad Al Sheeb, Meshaal Barsham, Salah Zakaria
Tarek Salman, Pedro Miguel, Bassam Al-Rawi, Boualem Khoukhi, Abdelkarim Hassan, Homam Ahmed, Musab Khoder.
Karim Boudiaf, Ahmed Fadel, Jassem Gaber Abdulsallam, Abdulaziz Hatem, Mohammad Waad, Mustafa Mashaal, Ali Asad.
Akram Afif, Abdelrahman Moustafa, Khalid Muneer Mazeed, Hasan Al- Haydos, Ismaeel Mohammed, Naif Al- Hadhrami, Almoez Ali, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Mohammed Muntari.
Andries Noppert, Jasper Cillessen, Mark Flekken, Remko Pasveer.
Devyne Rensch, Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, Matthijs de Ligt, Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries, Tyrell Malacia, Virgil van Dijk, Jurrien Timber, Bruno Martins, Pascal Struijk.
Frankie de Jong, Davy Klassen, Marten de Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Kenneth Taylor, Steven Berghuis.
Steven Bergwijn, Memphis Depay, Wout Weghorst, Cody Gakpo, Vincent Janssen.
Louis van Gaal
These are the probable players who will make it to the World Cup. The final date to submit the squad to FIFA is 13th November. There may be changes to the above squad list due to injuries or other factors.