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Live: Senegal vs. Netherlands Prediction, Teams News And Lineup

Aliou Cisse has pledged that Senegal “will leave our mark” at the World Cup as the team prepares to take on the Netherlands with the goal of maintaining their unblemished record in the opening game of a major tournament. The current African champions have won their first two matches in a row, including a victory against the then-current world champions France in 2002 by a score of 1-0 and a victory over Poland by a score of 2-1 in 2018. Cisse is hoping for a different result this time around after Senegal was ousted in the group stage in the most recent competition.

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Twenty years ago, Senegal competed in the tournament and made it all the way to the quarterfinals. He said to the reporters that the objective was to “get out of this gang.” “We are going to make our mark. People are already looking ahead to the round of 16, which will be the quarterfinals, but we are only going to focus on one game at a moment. We are not letting things get out of hand.

Senegal VS Netherlands

Senegal VS Netherlands Date, time, and location

At Al Thumama Stadium, the Group A match between Senegal and Netherlands will begin on Monday, November 21 at 9.30 PM IST, 4:00 PM local time.

It is up to every one of us to thoroughly ready ourselves and to do it in a strategic manner. The previous World Cup ended for us after only three games, and we were eliminated. Senegal won their first Africa Cup of Nations championship with a victory over Egypt in February, and then went on to advance to Qatar 2022 by prevailing over the same team in a World Cup qualification play-off the following month.

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The team coached by Cisse is ranked 18th in the world, which is ten places lower than the Netherlands’ ranking, and they will be missing their best player Sadio Mane because of an injury. Even though Senegal has never suffered a loss in their opening encounter, the Netherlands have gone eight matches without a loss in a row now and have been victorious in six of those contests.

The Netherlands is back on the international stage after failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Veteran coach Louis van Gaal is now in control of the national team for the third time. Van Gaal, who will stand down as manager at the conclusion of the tournament, has acknowledged that his team would need more than simply quality to win the World Cup in Qatar and become the first team in history to do so.

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He stated, “I do not believe that we have any of the best players on the planet in our team.” “However, I am a firm believer in the need for teamwork and strategic planning. I have faith that we can travel a long way. However, we also require good fortune because it is an essential component. Because of this, and also because I have faith in the power of the human imagination, it is possible that we may emerge from this competition as the winners of the global championship.

The matchup between Senegal and the Netherlands, who have been in second place three times in the World Cup, will take place for the very first time on Monday at Al Thumama Stadium. The Netherlands have won all four of their matches against African teams in the finals, while Senegal has won two and drew one against European teams in the group stage. The Netherlands holds a perfect record versus African teams.

However, The Dutch, led by Louis van Gaal, are in peak form heading into the World Cup, having twice advanced to the finals of the UEFA Nations League. Oranje’s 16 points from six matches look even better than they actually are because all three of their Group 4 opponents, Belgium, Poland, and Wales, will be playing in the upcoming World Cup, despite the fact that the competition’s legitimacy is sometimes questioned.

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While Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they did make it to the tournament’s semi-finals in 2014, where they were eliminated by Argentina in a penalty shootout after the game ended in a scoreless tie over 120 minutes of regulation and overtime play.

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Although they lack a sprinkling of star individual quality as compared to their prior near misses at the World Cup (in 1974, 1978, and 2010), there is a growing belief that this could be their year. It will be crucial to get off to a fast start against Senegal on Monday in order to keep spirits high, with van Gaal possibly feeling encouraged to go for the jugular due to the absence of Mane from the opposition lineup.

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