Louis van Gaal has included seven Ajax players in the official selection for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. In total there were nine Ajax players in the pre-selection of the Dutch national team. Devyne Rensch and Brian Brobbey are the only ones to drop out and will therefore not travel to Qatar.
Remko Pasveer, Jurriën Timber, Daley Blind, Kenneth Taylor, Steven Berghuis, Davy Klaassen and Steven Bergwijn have been included by Van Gaal in the 26-man selection for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Rensch and Brobbey were also in the pre-selection, but they were not selected by the national coach for the final tournament.
The Dutch national team is in a group with hosts Qatar, Ecuador and Senegal during the World Cup. The World Cup for Orange will start on November 21. Senegal will be the first opponent for the Netherlands. The kick-off is at 5 p.m. Dutch time in the Al Thumama stadium. Four days later Ecuador is the opponent. The Netherlands closes the group stage against Qatar. This match will be played on November 29.
In addition to the seven Ajax players selected by Van Gaal, a number of former Ajax players have also been included in the World Cup selection. There is also room for Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong. The midfielder and defender were also part of the selection for the European Championship in 2020 and have therefore already experienced a final tournament.
Full selection of Orange for the World Cup:
Justin Bijlow, Remko Pasveer, Andries Noppert
Nathan Aké, Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Jurriën Timber, Stefan de Vrij, Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries, Tyrell Malacia, Jeremie Frimpong.
Steven Berghuis, Frenkie de Jong, Teun Koopmeiners, Davy Klaassen, Marten de Roon, Xavi Simons, Kenneth Taylor.
Steven Bergwijn, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo, Vincent Janssen, Luuk de Jong, Wout Weghorst, Noa Lang.
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