Present at the Doha Exhibition Centre, Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal reacted after the group stage draw. The Oranjes will face the Lions of Senegal, hosts Qatar and Ecuador on behalf of the squad at the 2022 World Cup, scheduled for November 21-December 18.
“I don’t know if it’s a good draw, I don’t know much about these countries. I was in Senegal on vacation two years ago, I’ve never been to Ecuador, I’ve never seen Qatar play.”
“Sadio Mané, in particular, is of course a great player. I wanted him at Manchester United, but then he opted for the rival”, Van Gaal added, referring to Liverpool. At the end of the draw, the Lions will face the Netherlands in their first match, on November 21, 2022.