Bets on the Group A match between co-leaders Netherlands and Ecuador may include a round of 16 math qualifier for the winner, whichever happens earlier in the day.
Qatar and Senegal start earlier on Friday and if this match ends in a draw, the winner of the Netherlands against Ecuador will be guaranteed a place in the round of 16.
Both teams are in this position after winning the first match of the group with a score of 2:0 each. Enner Valencia’s two early goals for Ecuador in the first half beat host country Qatar. Meanwhile, the Netherlands was late with Senegal. Cody Gakpo broke through with six minutes left and Davy Klaassen closed the score in stoppage time.
The conversation before this match revolved around the health of each team’s top scorer. According to head coach Louis van Gaal, Memphis Depay can play 45 minutes as he continues his journey to full fitness. Meanwhile, Ecuador has confirmed that the Valencia captain has no injuries that could prevent him from playing after he hobbled over a knee complaint over the weekend.
Sporting News follows live results and highlights from the Netherlands vs Ecuador match at the 2022 World Cup. Below are the full results of the Group A match in Qatar.
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Netherlands – Ecuador online score
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Netherlands (3-4-3, right to left): 23-Noppert (GK) – 3-De Ligt, 4-Van Dyck, 5-Ake – 22-Dumfries, 11-Berghuis, 21-De Jong, 17-Blind – 8-Gakpo – 18-Janssen, 7-Bergwijn
Ecuador (3-4-3, right to left): 1-Galindez (GK) – 25-Poroso, 2-F. Torres, 3-Hincapi, 17-Preciado, 20-Mendez, 23-Caicedo, 7-Estupinan, 19-Plata, 11-Estrada, 13-Valencia
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Netherlands v Ecuador live, 2022 World Cup highlights
3 hours 15 minutes from start: Dutch boss Louis van Gaal is truly one of a kind. One of the participants in his press conference the other day told him about his admiration, so Van Gaal offered him a hug afterward. The man really knows how to hug him.
Louis van Gaal showed love for this young journalist ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IMJiwZWxLX
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 24, 2022
3 hours 45 minutes from the start of the match: For the Netherlands, the chance to potentially secure a playoff spot after just two games is proof of their recent rejuvenation. After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Van Gaal witnessed a real turnaround for the Dutch for the third time as manager. They face Ecuador in a 16 match unbeaten streak. Can they extend it today? We’ll find out soon.
4 hours 45 minutes from the start of the match: The referee of today’s match is from Algeria.
🚨🇩🇿 Algerian official Mustafa Gorbal will referee the group stage match between Holland and Ecuador. pic.twitter.com/Wy3SYcEjvg
— Dean Ammi (@AlgerianFooty) November 23, 2022
5 hours after start: Here’s how many minutes we can expect from Memphis Depay today.
Van Gaal: “Memphis Depay played 30 minutes, the next step is to play 45. Due to injury, it is difficult to determine when he will be able to start, so we need to follow the process of his recovery.” pic.twitter.com/tYpl4kozP6
— Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) November 25, 2022
Lineups Netherlands – Ecuador, team news
Should Memphis Depay launch or not? If Van Gaal expects his South American opponent to get off to the same intense and physical start as he did in the first leg against Qatar, it might be best to leave Depay for the second half and let Vincent Janssen take on the Ecuadorian defenders until then.
Meanwhile, Andries Noppert has to keep playing in goal after the lockout against Senegal.
Netherlands (3-4-1-2, right to left): 23-Andris Noppert (GC) – 3-Matthies De Ligt, 4-Virgil Van Dijk, 5-Nathan Ake – 22-Denzel Dumfries, 11-Steven Berguis, 21-Frankie De Jong, 17-Daily Blind – 8-Cody Gakpo – 18 – Vincent Janssen, 7 – Steven Bergwijn
According to Ecuador, reporter Jocelyn Vera was beaten.La Tri will line up in a 3-4-3 formation to match the Dutch line-up.
Troyes defender Jackson Porozo enters the frame as the third centre-back, with winger Romario Ibarra making way for him. The front three will be Real Valladolid’s Gonzalo Plata, target Michael Estrada and Enner Valencia.
Ecuador (3-4-3, right to left): 1-Hernan Galindez (GC) – 25-Jackson Poroso, 2-Felix Torres, 3-Piero Hincapi – 17-Angelo Preciado, 20-Sebastian Hegson Mendez, 23-Moises Caicedo, 7-Purvis Estupinan – 19-Gonzalo Plata, 11 -Michael Estrada, 13 Enner Valencia
Netherlands – Ecuador live broadcast, TV channel
It’s a battle for the top spot in Group A at the Khalifa International Stadium as the leaders compete against each other. The top-placed team will avoid a potential round of 16 matchup against the winner of Group B, currently led by England.
Ecuador made their best impression in the first round against Qatar, but the Dutch showed grit and composure, holding back Senegal and rushing in late to win their opening match.
The unexpected result of the unimaginable South American team, which finished 44th, is not out of the question. This is how you can watch all the action in the main world territories.
|USA||Friday, November 25||11:00 AM ET||Fox, Telemundo||fuboTV,
Fox Sports website/app,
Telemundo Deportes website/app,
|Canada||Friday, November 25||11:00 AM EDT||TSN,
|Great Britain||Friday, November 25||16:00 GMT||ITV 1,
|ITV Hub / ITVX,
STV player (Scotland)
|Australia||Sat, November 26||03:00 EST||SBS||SBS on request|
|India||Fri, November 25||9:30 pm EST||Sport18||Wow, GioTV|
|Hong Kong||Sat, November 26||00:00 Hong Kong time||Now TV (Ch. 616, 618)||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Sat, November 26||00:00 UTC||Astro, RTM TV2,
|Singapore||Sat, November 26||00:00 GMT||StarHub (Ch. 251/252), Singtel TV||Singtel TV GO, CAST, StarHub TV+, MeWatch|
|New Zealand||Sat, November 26||05:00 NCDT||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|