FIFA World Cup 2022: The Squad of Netherlands

With excitement reaching its peak prior to FIFA World Cup, 2022. Here’s a complete list of the full squad and scheduled matches.

The Netherlands National Football team is classified in ‘Group A’ with Senegal, Ecuador, and Qatar. And the team is expected to encounter Senegal in their opening match in Group A on 21 November 2022 for the FIFA World Cup. 

Team of Netherlands

The Netherlands National football team is generally controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is known as the governing body for football in Netherlands, and is also a part of UEFA, under the jurisdiction of FIFA. The team is often known by the nicknames like, “Oranje”, “The Flying Dutchmen”, etc. 


According to reports, the Netherlands National Football team has participated in ten FIFA World Cup in the past. However, the team managed to appear in the finals for three times (1974, 1978 and 2010). Moreover, the team was also successful in making their appearances for ten times in the UEFA European Championship, as well as managed to achieve the tournament of in West Germany. Furthermore, the Netherlands National Football team successfully achieved a bronze medal at the Olympic football tournament in 1908, 1912 and 1920.

By far, they are widely considered as one of the best national teams in the world of football. Overall, the team is widely expected to secure passage through the group stage, as they successfully reached the third position at the 2014 World Cup after beating Brazil 3-0 in the third-place match. Further, the team will be led by Louis van Gaal, and this will be his second time as Dutch manager, who previously led them towards the semi-finals during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. 

They, however, failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Recently, the Dutch have played brilliantly in several games, by achieving their last three Nations League games against some of the major competitors. Also, they are widely regarded as one of the greatest national and celebrated teams of all time.

Netherlands’ “Group A” Fixtures for FIFA World Cup 2022: 

  • 21 November- Netherlands vs Senegal. 
  • 25 November- Netherlands vs Ecuador. 
  • 29 November- Netherlands vs Qatar.

Squad of Netherlands

Regardless, the head coach has picked a strong squad for the FIFA World Cup, which will be captained by Virgil van Dijk. Check out the complete list of the 26-man squad: 

Head Coach: Louis van Gaal. 

Captain: Virgil van Dijk. 

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Remko Pasveer (Ajax), Andries Noppert (sc Heerenveen).

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Jurriën Timber (Ajax) Denzel Dumfries (Internazionale), Stefan de Vrij (Internazionale), Mathijs de Ligt (Bayern München), Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen). 

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona), Steven Berghuis (Ajax), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta Bergamo), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Marten de Roon (Atalanta Bergamo), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax), Xavi Simons (PSV).

Forwards: Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona), Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Vincent Janssen (Royal Antwerp FC), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Noa Lang (Club Brugge), Wout Weghorst (Beşiktaş JK). 

Probable Top Picks for FIFA World Cup 2022: 

  • Denzel Dumfries (Internazionale)- Defender.
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)- Defender as well as the captain.
  •  Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona)- Midfielder. 
  • Cody Gakpo (PSV)- Midfielder. 
  • Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona)- Forward. 
  • Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord)- Goalkeeper. 
  •  Stefan de Vrij (Internazionale)- Defender. 
  • Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United)- Defender. 
  • Vincent Janssen (Royal Antwerp FC)- Forward.
  • Wout Weghorst (Beşiktaş JK)- Forward.

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