The first date of the Qatar 2022 World Cup ends this Thursday, November 24, with the matches of Groups G and H. After these matches, the second date of the World Cup begins on Friday, November 25. One of the most attractive duels of this day is the one between Ecuador vs. Netherlands for Group A.
The South American team wants to repeat what was done in the opening match against Qatar and win against A Clockwork Orange. La Tri shares the top of the group with the Europeans, so a victory would ensure their place in the round of 16 and be leaders.
However, those led by Gustavo Alfaro will not have it easy, as the Netherlands has great figures in its squad, who made Senegal difficult in the first game. In the following note, we tell you the figures of the runner-up in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The 23-year-old defender is the top figure in the squad led by Louis van Gaal. The brand new signing of Bayern Munich is the most expensive footballer in the Netherlands, with a value of 70 million euros. Currently, adds a total of 38 appearances with the national team, registering two goals.
Matthijs De Ligt began his career at Ajax and was part of the generation that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2019, leaving clubs like Real Madrid and Juventus behind. In the following season he was signed by Juventus and now he will play with the Bavarians.
The FC Barcelona midfielder is one of the most valuable midfielders on the squad and will finally have his debut in the world Cup.
Like De Light, Frenkie De Jong was part of the Ajax squad that reached the semifinals in the 2019 Champions League. After this great participation, he was hired by the Catalan team. Nowadays, The European midfielder is the second best valued player in the Netherlands, with a value of 50 million euros.
The captain of the Clockwork Orange is one of the most experienced of the Louis Vangal squad at 31 years old. The current Liverpool defender, he started at Willem, to later go through Groningen, Celtic, Southampton and, in 2018, he arrived at Anfield.
Like De Jong, Virgil Van Dijk’s value in the current transfer market is 50 million euros. With his selection he has 49 international matches and six scores.