Netherlands hoping to claim back its glory

Netherlands, hoping to claim its glory back

Netherlands’ campaign for the 2018 World Cup end up in disappointment after they failed qualify for the prestigious league. It was unfortunate that they did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but the return of Louis Van Gaal made it better for the Netherlands. Since his return, the team was able to improve a lot, and improve in the fields they need to improve. Moreover, he also managed to close the loopholes in the team. Now that the team is finally back in the World Cup stage, they are now ready to claim their glory back.

World Cup: Netherlands
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Louis Van Gaal’s magic

Van Gaal is the one who made it possible for the team to finish third during the 2014 World Cup. Aside from that, as they prepare for this year’s World Cup, Netherlands were also able to hail the services of Virgil van Dijk, and Frenkie de Jong.

The fact that the Netherlands was not able to qualify for the 2018 World Cup is a lesson for them. Van Gaal was able to do some magic for the squad and made changes for the team.

For the Group stage, Netherlands belongs to the Group A, where they will face Qatar, Senegal, and Ecuador. The team is one of the favorites to qualify for the group stage because of the added manpower they were able to acquire. Although the current team of Netherlands is not as strong as their World Cup squad before, the core of this team remains strong.

The team holds the European record of the most qualifying goals in the FIFA World Cup after its tally of 329 with 33 goals for their World Cup campaign. Now that the team is looking to bring back their glory after they did not qualify for last year’s World Cup. Their squad may not be as tough as before, but their determination to come back stronger will make them far this 2022 World Cup.

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