The Netherlands will play with the host nation Qatar in the FIFA World Cup group A clash on Tuesday. And the match is going to be interesting for the Dutch team that has already reached the knockout stage at the World Cup.
Netherlands has won a match and drawn one but Qatar has lost both its matches
The Dutch team could qualify for the knockout stage even when it loses the match
What Is The Position Of the Netherlands?
The Dutch team beat Senegal 2-0 in its first match and drew the second match with Ecuador with a 1-1 score. The Netherlands can enter the knockout stage if it draws today’s match. Even today’s loss can’t prevent the Netherlands from entering the next stage if Ecuador beats Senegal in the other match.
The Netherlands entering the knockout stage will require more attention from their 71-year-old ailing coach Louis van Gaal, who stepped out of retirement to take over the national team despite his falling health due to aggressive prostate cancer.
In the round of 16, the top team of Group A will play with the top team of Group B. Presently Netherlands will play with England which is leading in Group B. It is to be noted that the Netherlands couldn’t qualify for the knockout stage in the last World Cup.
What Is The Position Of Qatar?
The host nation has lost both its matches against Ecuador (0-2) and Senegal (1-3). Qatar has already missed the opportunity to enter the knockout stage. But it can make things difficult for the Dutch if it wins and Ecuador loses.
NED vs QAT Time
The match will begin at 8:30 pm IST on November 29 at the Al Bayt stadium.
Watch NED vs QAT Here
A live telecast of the match will be available on Sports18 in India. For live streaming, you can log on to Voot and Jio Cinema.