Doha: In the absence of veteran Sadio Mane, the Netherlands will be looking to start their campaign with a win against Senegal, who are participating in the FIFA World Cup. The Netherlands, which went 15-match unbeaten under coach Louis van Gaal, failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
There is no doubt that this Netherlands team is strong, but when this team takes the field in the Group A match on Monday, it will be a challenge to register a win in front of it, but also to prove that they can prove that they are the best of Brazil, defending champions France and Argentina. Kind of included in the contenders for victory. This is Van Gaal’s third stint as coach and the last time he was with the team was in 2014 when the Netherlands reached the semi-finals.
On the other hand, African champions Senegal will be missing their veteran player Sadio Mane who has been ruled out of this World Cup due to injury. Van Gaal said, “We have a good chance to become world champions. There are only a few coaches who have the guts to talk like this. But I am saying so. ”The Netherlands team has reached the final of the World Cup in 1974, 1978 and 2010.”