09/07/2021 at 11:59 CEST
Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands faces the last match of this national team break in a key match against Turkey for World Cup aspirations. After not being able to participate in the Russia 2018 edition, the Dutch hold on to their two leaders, Memphis Depay and Frenkie De Jong, to be in the Qatar 2022.
The Oranje, which fell to the revelation Czech Republic in the last 16 of the last European Championship, could climb to first place in Group G of the qualifying phase for the Qatar 2022 World Cup if he defeats Turkey on Tuesday. A key victory before returning to club football activity.
The Turks did not complete a good performance in the continental event, but they have taken the registration of the Dutch: they have three games without losing and two consecutive victories. The last victory of the Netherlands over Turkey dates back to October 15, 2013, when they coincided in the qualifying phase for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Memphis Depay and Frenkie De Jong, the two leaders
Louis Van Gaal has started a new stage in the Dutch football federation: after leading the Netherlands to the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he has taken the reins after the dismissal of Frank De Boer as coach for his poor result in the last Euro 2020. The main similarity in the team is undoubtedly the leadership of Memphis Depay and Frenkie De Jong.
The two FC Barcelona players have emerged as the great protagonists both in their club and in the national team and are the two most decisive players: their quality and involvement in the last third of the field endorse them as the great stars of the moment and of the future.