After missing out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Netherlands are playing at the 2022 tournament in Qatar and will be eager to make up for lost time.
The Dutch are yet to win football’s biggest tournament but have lost three finals, with their most recent defeat coming in 2010.
The Oranje also finished third in 2014, before dramatically failing to qualify for Russia four years ago.
Louis Van Gaal’s side have been in fine form so far in 2022, and entered the World Cup having not lost in 15 games. It is a run that has continued at the tournament, coming through the group stage unbeaten.
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Netherlands 2022 World Cup schedule
The Dutch kicked off their latest World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win against African giants Senegal, and put themselves in a great position to qualify for the last 16 with a 1-1 draw with Ecuador.
The Netherlands then made sure of topping their group with a comfortable 2-0 win over Qatar.
Group A match schedule
|Mon, Nov. 21||Netherlands 2 Senegal 0||Highlights||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Netherlands 1 Ecuador 1||Highlights||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Netherlands 2 Qatar 0||Highlights||Al Bayt Stadium|
Potential knockout round schedule — after Netherlands finishes 1st in Group A
|Sat, Dec. 3||Round of 16 vs USA||10:00 a.m.||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Fri, Dec. 9||Quarter-finals||2:00 p.m.||Lusail Stadium|
|Tue, Dec. 13||Semifinals||2:00 p.m.||Lusail Stadium|
|Sat, Dec. 17*||Third Place Match||10:00 a.m.||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Sun, Dec. 18||Final||10:00 a.m.||Lusail Stadium|
*Only in event of defeat in semifinals
Netherlands World Cup group: Group A
On paper, the Dutch should have had no problems escaping this group and were always aiming to finish first. And that is how it proved.
Senegal came into this World Cup as African champions but they failed to escape their group four years ago, although their final-game victory over Ecuador booked their return to the knockout stage this time.
Ecuador qualified for just their fourth World Cup but have never made it past the Round of 16.
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World Cup Group A standings
How to watch the World Cup
Here’s how to watch the World Cup action in the major global territories:
|US||FOX/FS1/Telemundo (Spanish)/Universo (Spanish)||fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo|
|UK||BBC/ITV/STV||BBC iPlayer, ITVX, STV Player|
|Australia||SBS||SBS On Demand|
Qatar World Cup game times
Qatar resides in the Arabian Standard Time Zone, which is GMT +3. World Cup 2022 kickoff times in the major global territories are:
- 1:00 p.m. (local) / 5:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (GMT) / 9:00 p.m. (AEDT) / 3:30 p.m. (IST)
- 4:00 p.m. (local) / 8:00 a.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (GMT) / 12:00 a.m. (AEDT) / 6:30 p.m. (IST)
- 7:00 p.m. (local) / 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 4:00 p.m. (GMT) / 3:00 a.m. (AEDT) / 9:30 p.m. (IST)
- 10:00 p.m. (local) / 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 7:00 p.m. (GMT) / 6:00 a.m. (AEDT) / 12:30 a.m. (IST)
Knockout stage (ET):
- 6:00 p.m. (local) / 10:00 a.m. (ET) / 3:00 p.m. (GMT) / 2:00 a.m. (AEDT) / 8:30 p.m. (IST) (Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Third Place Match, Final)
- 10:00 p.m. (local) / 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 7:00 p.m. (GMT) / 6:00 a.m. (AEDT) / 12:30 a.m. (IST) (Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals)