Predicted Netherlands XI vs Senegal

Netherlands return to the World Cup stage having failed to qualify for the 2018 edition in Russia.

Oranje, under the guidance of Louis van Gaal – who was manager the last time they were in a World Cup back in 2014 – prepare their Group A action against African Cup of Nations champions Senegal.

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse will have a tough job on his hands now that talisman and Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane is out of the competition having suffered a tibia injury while playing for Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, van Gaal also has a number of injuries to deal with too with Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries still a doubt after being subbed off against Atalanta in Serie A and Barcelona’s Memphis Depay – yet to play since suffering a hamstring injury against Poland in September – is ruled out.

Predicted Netherlands lineup vs Senegal

Here is how the Netherlands could line up: Remko Pasveer – Jurrien Timber, Virgil Van Dijk, Nathan Ake – Jeremie Frimpong, Frenkie De Jong, Teunm Koopmeiners, Danny Blind – Davy Klaassen – Cody Gakpo, Steven Bergwijn

The match is set to kick-off at 7pm local time.

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