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Netherlands vs Qatar World Cup lineup, starting 11 for Group A match at Qatar 2022

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The Netherlands are in pole position at the top of Group A but they must keep their focus against the already knocked-out hosts Qatar to secure a last-16 spot.

This will be Qatar’s final game at their first World Cup, becoming only the second host nation to crash out in the group stages after losing to Ecuador and Senegal.

Only a shock defeat to Felix Sanchez’s team could keep the Netherlands out of the Round of 16, but they’ll want a convincing victory to secure top spot.

Below are the projected lineups for both teams, based on the latest news leading up to the match.

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Netherlands vs Qatar lineups

Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands were stifled against Ecuador in their 1-1 draw and even the half-time introduction of Memphis Depay couldn’t give them an edge.

Depay has been struggling with a hamstring issue since September but has appeared from the bench in both his nation’s opening World Cup matches. 

The Barcelona forward’s timely recovery is a major boost for Van Gaal, but the Dutch coach is taking a cautious approach, saying: “We will not take risks with Memphis Depay.

“To become world champions we need him. With Memphis I decide. It all depends on what I see. Memphis has to deliver as well.”

Qatar, meanwhile, could look to give some of their fringe players a taste of the World Cup, with their fate already sealed, but is more likely those introductions come from the bench.

Below are the projected starting lineups for both teams ahead of their match at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 29.

Netherlands projected starting 11

(3-4-1-2, right to left): 23. Noppert (GK) — 2. Timber, 4. Van Dijk, 5. Ake — 22. Dumfries, 11. Berghuis, 21. De Jong, 17. Blind — 8. Klassen — 8. Gakpo, 7. Bergwijn

  • Injured: Memphis Depay
  • Suspended: None

While Depay will likely get a low risk run-out from the bench, the yellow card Matthijs de Ligt picked up against Senegal could cost him his place in the starting 11. 

The defender was sidelined against Ecuador and Jurrien Timber is expected to take his place again, as Van Gaal aims to keep the Bayern Munich star fit and suspension-free. 

Qatar projected starting 11

(5-3-2, right to left): 22. Barsham (GK) — 2. Pedro Miguel, 17. Mohamad, 16. Khoukhi, 3. Hassan, 14. Ahmed — 12. Boudiaf, 23. Madibo, 10. Al-Haydos — 19. Ali, 11. Afif

  • Injured: None
  • Suspended: None

Qatar haven’t picked up any injuries or suspensions in their opening two group games. They are expected to be unchanged. 

Netherlands vs Qatar World Cup squads

Here are all the name on Netherlands and Qatar’s current World Cup squads in Qatar. (Caps correct as of start of Qatar 2022):


Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Remko Pasveer Ajax (NED) 38 2
GK 22 Andries Noppert Heerenveen (NED) 28 0
GK 13 Justin Bijlow Feyenoord (NED) 24 6
DEF 4 Virgil van Dijk Liverpool (ENG) 31 49
DEF 5 Nathan Ake Manchester City (ENG) 27 29
DEF 26 Jeremie Frimpong Bayer Leverkusen (NED) 21 0
DEF 6 Stefan de Vrij Inter (ITA) 30 59
DEF 17 Daley Blind Ajax (NED) 32 94
DEF 3 Matthijs de Ligt Bayern Munich (GER) 23 38
DEF 16 Tyrell Malacia Manchester United (ENG) 23 6
DEF 2 Jurrien Timber Ajax (NED) 21 10
DEF 22 Denzel Dumfries Inter (ITA) 26 37
MID 21 Frenkie de Jong Barcelona (SPA) 25 45
MID 14 Davy Klassen Ajax (NED) 29 35
MID 25 Xavi Simons PSV Eindhoven (NED) 19 0
MID 11 Steven Berghuis Ajax (NED) 30 39
MID 15 Marten de Roon Atalanta (ITA) 31 30
MID 24 Kenneth Taylor Ajax (NED) 20 2
MID 20 Teun Koopmeiners Atalanta (ITA) 24 9
FWD 10 Memphis Depay Barcelona (SPA) 28 81
FWD 7 Steven Bergwijn Ajax (NED) 25 24
FWD 8 Cody Gakpo PSV Eindhoven (NED) 23 9
FWD 19 Wout Weghorst Besiktas (TUR) 30 15
FWD 18 Vincent Janssen Royal Antwerp (BEL) 28 20
FWD 9 Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven (NED) 32 38
FWD 12 Noa Lang Club Brugge (BEL) 23 5


Position Player Club Age Caps
Goalkeeper Saad Al-Sheeb Al Sadd (QAT) 32 80
Goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham Al Sadd (QAT) 24 15
Goalkeeper Yousuf Hassan Al Gharafa (QAT) 26 9
Defender Pedro Miguel Al Sadd (QAT) 32 78
Defender Musaab Khidir Al Sadd (QAT) 29 29
Defender Tarek Salman Al Sadd (QAT) 24 54
Defender Bassam Al Rawi Al Duhail (QAT) 24 51
Defender Boualem Khoukhi Al Sadd (QAT) 32 99
Defender Abdelkarim Hassan Al Sadd (QAT) 29 120
Defender Ismaeel Mohammad Al Duhail (QAT) 32 66
Defender Homam Ahmed Al Amin Al Gharafa (QAT) 23 27
Defender Jassim Jabir Al Arabi (QAT) 20 0
Midfielder Ali Asad Al Sadd (QAT) 29 56
Midfielder Assim Madibo Al Duhail (QAT) 26 43
Midfielder Mohammed Waad Al Sadd (QAT) 23 20
Midfielder Salem Al-Hajri Al Sadd (QAT) 26 23
Midfielder Mustafa Meshaal Tarek Al Sadd (QAT) 21 1
Midfielder Karim Boudiaf Al Duhail (QAT) 32 108
Midfielder Abdulaziz Hatim Al Rayyan (QAT) 32 96
Forward Naif Al-Hadhrami Al Rayyan (QAT) 21 1
Forward Ahmed Alaaeldin Al Gharafa (QAT) 29 45
Forward Hassan Al-Haydos Al Sadd (QAT) 31 160
Forward Akram Afif Al Sadd (QAT) 25 83
Forward Almoez Ali Al Duhail (QAT) 26 82
Forward Mohammed Muntari Al Duhail (QAT) 28 41
Forward Khalid Muneer Al Wakrah (QAT) 24 3


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