Senegal will take on the Netherlands in a 2022 FIFA World Cup Group A match at the Al Thumama Stadium on Monday. Both sides have not taken part in any warm-up friendlies of late and their last outing came in September, with Senegal playing out a 1–1 draw against Iran, while the Dutch beat Belgium 1–0 in a Nations League game. Won by 0. , The Netherlands earned automatic qualification to the final of the tournament by virtue of topping Group G of the UEFA qualifiers, while the African team beat Egypt 3–1 on penalties in the third round of the qualifiers.
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Senegal have suffered a major blow ahead of the World Cup as their talismanic attacker Sadio Mane suffered a fibula injury earlier this month while representing his club Bayern Munich in a Bundesliga game and was ruled out of the tournament. The African champions are heading into the match on the back of some solid defensive displays. Aliu Cisse’s side have kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches. The Teranga Lions will be looking to keep things tight at the back against the Dutch before moving on to more winnable fixtures against Qatar and Ecuador. Senegal, which reached the quarter-finals in South Korea and Japan 20 years ago, is considered a dark horse in this edition of the tournament.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, is making a comeback on the global stage after a gap of eight years. Dirt, who finished third in the 2014 edition in Brazil, entered the World Cup in excellent form under Louis van Gaal. The Dutch are undefeated in their last 17 games in all competitions and have won 12 of them. The Netherlands’ latest win against Belgium helped them take their points tally from six Nations League games to 16 and secured a place in the final of the competition as League A Group 4 winners. Having lost three finals in 1974, 1978 and 2010, the Dutch are widely regarded as the greatest footballing nation to have never won the World Cup.
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The most notable absentee for Senegal is Bayern Munich star Mane due to a fibula injury. Monaco-man Crepin Diata is likely to replace the former Liverpool-man on the left flank. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig defender Abdou Diallo could miss Monday’s game due to a knee problem. Boule Diya is expected to lead the attack in support of Dita and Ismaila Sarr. For the Netherlands, attacking midfielder Memphis Depay is nursing a hamstring injury, while wing-back Denzel Dumfries is also a doubt after being forced off during Inter Milan’s Serie A game against Atalanta last week. Gakpo and Bergwijn could form an attacking duo, with Frankie de Jong pulling the strings in midfield.
Senegal Possible starting lineup: e mendi, sabli, cisse, coulibaly, ballo-tour, couette, en mendi, i guay, i serr, dia, diata
Netherlands Possible starting lineup: Pasveer, Timber, Van Dijk, AK, Frimpong, FD Jong, Koopminers, Blind, Klaassen, Gakpo, Bergwijn
Senegal vs Netherlands Live Schedule & Fixtures
The FIFA World Cup match between Senegal and Netherlands will take place at Al Thumama Stadium on Monday at 9:30 pm IST.
|Senegal vs Netherlands||key details|
|place||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Kickoff time in Senegal||4:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Netherlands||5:00 p.m.|
Where to watch Senegal vs Netherlands?
You can watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar live on Sports18 – 1 SD & HD in India. Sports 18 will telecast the games on regular and HD channels. In addition, Viacom18 Sports announced that JioCinema will live-stream all the World Cup games. In addition, the match between Senegal and the Netherlands can be seen on Canvas, NPO 1 and NPO Start in the Netherlands; and Super Sport Football Network in Senegal.