Senegal receive a warning from the Netherlands before their opening match

The Netherlands national team took an important step towards the Nations League Final Four on Thursday night. Against Poland, coach Louis van Gaal’s squad picked up a very easy 2-0 win, sending Senegal a warning message ahead of their 2022 World Cup opener.

In Warsaw there were 56,000 fans but that didn’t stop the visitors from showing off world-class play. A goal from Cody Gakpo and another from Steven Bergwijn, respectively either side of the half, made the difference.

In what was their penultimate match against Qatar, the Dutch downright reassured the last pessimists. On occasion, the Netherlands also sent a warning message to Aliou Cissé’s men.

They will face Belgium in two days, before challenging Sadio Mané’s Senegal on November 21, 2022. According to factthe largest newspaper in Poland, “The Netherlands as we saw them is one of the candidates to win the World Cup in Qatar. »

After 13 games on the Orange bench since his return on August 4, 2021, van Gaal has not lost any. The 71-year-old coach has 9 wins and 4 draws. A result that impresses for this third passage of the Dutchman at the head of the Netherlands. Seen from this angle, the Lions of Teranga have reason to worry.

Senegal will play a friendly match against Bolivia tomorrow, before the one against Iran three days later. In their Group A of the 2022 World Cup, the Netherlands and Senegal must also challenge the host country, Qatar. Another not insignificant adversary also remains Ecuador.

Senegal is one of five countries qualified for this year’s FIFA World Cup. Cameroon, Tunisia, Morocco and Ghana are the other qualified African nations. The tournament takes place from November 21 to December 18, 2022.

The article is in French

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