Matthijs de Ligt

Team-by-team guide: 2022 Netherlands World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is the preview for Group A's Netherlands.

Netherlands World Cup 2022 Preview

World Cup appearances: 11th

Best finish: Runner-up (1974, 1978, 2010)

How they got here: The Oranje finished top of a difficult qualifying group that contained Turkey and Erling Haaland's Norway. 

Juventus Transfers Breathe New Life Into Struggling Giant

With nine successive Serie A titles followed by two campaigns where Champions League qualification seemed a shallow silver lining, Juventus’ fall from grace has been clear to see in recent years. This summer has seen several big names depart Turin, and the Bianconeri will be hard-pressed to find adequate replacements in order to once again fight for the Scudetto.

The 10 Best Defenders At The 2022 World Cup

A well-oiled defense can be the difference between going out in the group stage and winning a tournament. Scoring four goals in a game is well and good until you turn around are realize the other team scored five. Every successful team needs to be able to keep the ball out of its own net. Defending is an art, and at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, many artists will be on display, putting their bodies on the line to ensure their team advances to the next round. But not all defenders are created equal.

Bayern’s Potential 2022-23 Starting XI Has One Big Question: Who Replaces Lewandowski?

The Bayern Munich starting XI 2022-23 lineup is going to be an incredibly difficult decision for manager Julian Nagelsmann. The departure of Robert Lewandowski has left a hole the size of Bavaria in Bayern’s attack. Without a solid replacement at center forward, what will Nagelsmann do?

Nagelsmann loves himself a 4-2-3-1 formation and it’s hard to see him stepping away from it. For this example, that formation will be used. Here’s an idea of how the defending Bundesliga champions could lineup.

Man City Vs. Bayern Friendly At Lambeau Raises Some Questions

This Saturday, hallowed Lambeau Field plays host to an exhibition match between Premier League champion Manchester City and Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich. This will be the first-ever professional soccer match held at Lambeau, and for good reason: The field isn’t big enough.

How A Pulisic Transfer Fits Into The European Merry-Go-Round

At present, the European football transfer revolving door is in full swing. Players are looking for new clubs and clubs are looking for new players with massive transfer fees flowing in the opposite direction. With many new confirmed transfers emerging in recent days, it seems that a move for Champions League winner Christian Pulisic could be on the cards.

Matthijs De Ligt Asume La Sorpresiva Eliminación De Países Bajos: "Perdimos Por Mi Culpa"

"Me siento mal. Perdimos por mi culpa". No hay doble lectura para Matthijs de Ligt. La sorpresiva eliminación de Países Bajos ante la República Checa, en los octavos de final de la Euro 2020, pasó principalmente por la tarjeta roja que recibió el defensor.

La expulsión ocurrió en el minuto 55, cuando el marcador aún estaba cero a cero y la Oranje expresaba cierto dominio.

De hecho, Países Bajos había tenido la oportunidad más clara, un par de minutos antes, en una entrada que Donyell Malen no supo definir ante Tomáš Vaclík

Netherlands Crashes Out Of Euro 2020 After Matthijs De Ligt’s Nightmare Red Card

Matthijs de Ligt is one of the best young defenders in the game, but the 21-year-old just made one of the biggest mistakes of his career. The Matthijs de Ligt red card was a critical turning point in the Czech Republic’s 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the Round of 16 of Euro 2020 on Sunday in Budapest. 

Especial Euro 2020: Los Grupos, El Calendario Y Dónde Ver El Torneo

Si bien la Copa América todavía es una incógnita, tranquilos, muchachos, que este verano no hay sequía de fútbol. De hecho, el próximo viernes 11 de junio comienza la Euro 2020. 

Sí, 2020 en 2021, porque ya saben: Covid-19.

El torneo se jugará en 11 ciudades del Viejo Continente y por segunda vez en su historia tendrá 24 selecciones participantes. ¿Quiénes son? ¿Cuáles son los grupos? ¿Cuándo son los partidos? ¿Dónde puedo verlos? Bueno, todo lo que necesitas saber está aquí.

Vela, Neymar Y Mbappé Tienen Sus Dosis ¿Cómo Van Las Vacunas Contra La Covid-19 En El Fútbol?

Futbolistas de todo el planeta comienzan a exponer sus brazos para recibir la vacuna contra la Covid-19. Varias ligas le están dando luz verde a su aplicación, mientras que la cercanía de torneos internacionales como la Euro 2020, la Copa América 2021 y los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio está acelerando el proceso.