Senegal vs Netherlands World Cup 2022 live: score and latest updates

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Welcome to our live blog of the World Cup match between Senegal and the Netherlands in Qatar. The teams will contest the second match in Group A after the game between Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday evening.

No doubt Louis van Gaal will have seen the World Cup opener and will strongly entice his Dutch side to beat Qatar. Senegalese national coach Aliou Cissé must have thought the same way. It is clear that the hosts can settle in the tournament, but based on the evidence so far, you should call Group A as a three-way race.

It might be worth pointing out here that the tiebreaker rule for teams tied on points in the groups is goal difference against all teams and then goals scored against all teams (sometimes they were matches between teams tied for the same number of points). level). All this is to say that Ecuador may regret only throwing two past the hapless Qataris, and that a draw in this afternoon’s game wouldn’t spell disaster for Van Gaal or Cissé.

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The Netherlands are backable for the trophy around 14/1, putting them seventh in the market and that feels about right. Historically they always come out of the groups and of course they have the unenviable record in the Final of P3 W0. I don’t see them winning this time around, but with De Ligt and van Dijk in the back and some decent players in midfield and up front, it’s hard to see them being anything other than a tricky prospect.

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And speaking of tough, here’s an excellent portrait of van Gaal by James Ducker. James is our Manchester football reporter and as such has had a lot of coverage for LVG. Definitely worth reading.

Jonny Evans from Leicester, who was under LVG at MUFC. “I know the manager said it would take months for some to get comfortable with his methods and he said quite openly that we would find it difficult. He described it as ‘training the brain’ and you could see it. Mentally he wanted us all to push ourselves to the limit I remember sleeping soundly back then!

Gaal’s old skool takes on one of the most exciting newcomers to the coaching world today: Senegal’s Aliou Cissé. He was a former defensive midfielder with Birmingham City and Portsmouth, won the Africa Cup of Nations this year and is definitely a manager on his way to places.

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The match starts at 4pm UK time and we will see which teams name the two managers at 3pm.

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