The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be opened by a match between Senegal and the Netherlands. Both teams have legitimate chances to make it to the knockout round of the tournament, but what they need is a starting win.
At the same time, this is going to be the first-ever encounter between these two nations. So watch for our Senegal vs Netherlands predictions.
Senegal vs Netherlands – Road to 2022 World Cup
The Lions of Teranga will feature in only their third World Cup in their history. But to get there, they had to go through bitter rivals, Egypt, in a two-match elimination qualifier. After both matches finished by 1:0 in favour of the other, they resorted to penalties. Senegal won at the home field by 3:1 to advance through.
The Netherlands got to their 11th World Cup after skipping out on the previous one. They topped Group G in the European Qualifiers just slightly ahead of Turkey. They finished just two points away from The Crescent-Stars even though they lost the initial game against them by 4:2
Senegal vs Netherlands – Players To Watch
Senegal will be led by former Liverpool player and the newest Bayern Munich signing Sadio Mane. The winger is the best player that the Senegalese side has recently produced and a top world-class footballer who scored more than 30 times for his home country.
Meanwhile, Memphis Depay will be leading the charge for Oranje. He was their best player and top scorer in the qualifying round with 12 goals. He is definitely someone who is going to want to prove a point at the 2022 Word Cup in Qatar.
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