Group D excitements in the race for the World Cup 2022!
Tonight you have a chance to watch the interesting duel between the national teams of Norway and the Netherlands. Both teams have 6 points out of the first 3 games in the group. So this football match will have a great impact if some of the teams manage to win the 3 points. The venue for this game will be the Ullevål Stadion in Oslo, which brings extra motivation for the hosting national team of Norway.
Norway opened this qualification campaign by beating Gibraltar with the result of 3:0. Then they lost to Turkey with the result of 3:0. But the Norwegians bounced back in the third round against Montenegro in the visiting match by winning the game with the result of 1:0. Meanwhile, they played two friendly matches this summer. The first one was against Luxemburg where the Norwegians won the game (1:0), and the second one was against Greece where they lost with the result of 2:1. So now they are facing a real challenge tonight, where Ståle Solbakken must bring the best of his squad in order to win the points on their home field and get closer to Qatar 2022.
The national team of the Netherland was focused on the UEFA Euro Championship this summer. They managed to win 3 out of 3 games in the group stage, ending up as the first national team in the group. But the Orange crew lost the first knockout game to the Czech Republic with the result of 2:0. On the other hand, the national team of the Netherlands can be in a very good position in the race for Qatar 2022 if they manage to win tonight’s game, keeping the second spot in the group. They already won Luxemburg and Latvia and lost to Turkey, so if they manage to win against Norway they will get themselves in a great position to step to the World Cup. Louis van Gaal is a very experienced football manager, so he will definitely bring great tactics, and try to win the visiting game in Oslo.
We are expecting a very dramatic match, where both teams will play offensive football style and try to win the game. But also, a draw outcome is a highly possible scenario.