The Dutch national team has never played against Senegal and host country Qatar in the past, who will be the third opponent in Group A on November 29.
twice against Ecuador
The Orange team has already played twice against Ecuador, the second opponent on November 25: in 2006, the Netherlands won 1-0, in 2014 the exhibition match ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Netherlands have won half or more of the matches against thirteen participating nations in the World Cup. The Dutch national team has only met many of these countries a handful of times. Except for Wales: the Netherlands have won all 10 matches against this country.
Wales and the USA
In the event that the Orange advances to the eighth finals, it will meet a country from Group B: England, Iran, the United States or Wales.
Based on historical data, the chances for Iran and Wales will be the largest, as the Orange won all international matches against these countries. The Netherlands have won four of the five matches against the United States.
“Gegner concern” Portugal
If national coach Louis van Gaal’s team advances in the tournament, they could face Portugal. This country turned out to be a formidable opponent from the past, with the Netherlands losing relatively the most matches.
The Dutch national team managed to win only two of the fourteen matches. The Portuguese won eight times.
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