Tag: Louis van Gaal

Netherlands Ecuador 1-1 World Cup 2022 Qatar

Ecuador outwitted the Dutch with perfect tactical adjustments, and completely overpowered them on the pitch. An early Dutch goal papered over the cracks, but from that moment on, Ecuador’s mix of astute tactics and impressive individual performances completely nullified their opponent. In the end Ecuador was left with hearts, minds and a single point. And […]

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Senegal Netherlands 0-2 World Cup 2022 Qatar

Both teams struggled on the offensive side of things, until a late moment of defensive collapse presented a moment for the Dutch to express their individual qualities. Up to that point, Senegal’s neat tactical adjustments and well-executed high pressing proved very challenging for Van Gaal’s possession-dependent system. Two late goals tipped the result and showed […]

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Dutch Netherlands Tactics World Cup 2022 Qatar

Back after an eight years absence, and fresh from an outright disappointing EURO 2020, the Dutch have refurbished themselves. In his third stint as national manager, Louis van Gaal has returned to a formation all too familiar from the 2014 edition that ended in a third place. This tactical preview has been written by Sander […]

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