Netherlands
Netherlands (Source: Khel/IPL)

The Netherlands will be one of 32 teams competing in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. The team is undeniably one of the best in the world right now. The team has some of the most talented players in its squad. The team failed to make it into the World Cup’s previous edition in 2018 and will be playing the tournament for the first time since 2014. The nation has never been able to win the trophy despite having been able to reach the finals on three occasions so far. It’s time to take a look at the Netherlands’ Top 5 players for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022

5. Cody Gakpo

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Cody Gakpo

Cody Gakpo who currently plays for Eredivisie club, PSV Eindhoven, made his senior debut for the Netherlands in 2021 during the Euros. Thanks to his consistent performances for the club, he has been added to the Dutch squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. 

His stats for the Netherlands so far in his small international career are:

  • Matches – 9
  • Goals – 3

4. Steven Berghuis

Steven Berghuis, who currently plays for Eredivisie club, Ajax, made his debut for the Netherlands’ senior team in the year 2016 at the age of 25. The winger, despite not being of much significance to his national side so far in his career, will definitely be of great service to his team in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. He has been in fairly good rhythm for his club recently. 

His stats for Netherlands are:

  • Matches – 39
  • Goals – 2

3. Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay,currently a Barcelona player, made his debut for Nederlands in 2013 at the age of 19. He became his team’s youngest ever player to score in the World Cup in the 2014 edition of the tournament at 20 years of age. He also featured in his team during the 2021 Euros. 

His stats for Nederlands so far are:

  • Matches – 81
  • Goals – 42

2. Virgil Van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk who currently plays for Premier League club, Liverpool made his debut for Netherlands in the year 2015. He was made the captain of his team by Ronald Korean in 2018 and has been delivering fairly good performances for his national side over the years. He wasn’t a part of his team’s 2020 Euro campaign following an injury that forced him to pull his name out. He will be featured in the upcoming World Cup of 2022. 

His stats for Nederlands so far are:

  • Match – 49
  • Goals – 6

1. Matthijs De Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt
Matthijs De Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt who plays for the German club, Bayern Munich, made his debut for Nederlands in 2017 at the age of 17. He was a part of his team, which made it to the finals of the UEFA Nations League in 2019. He also played in the 2020 Euros. He will be making his World Cup debut in the upcoming edition of the tournament in Qatar. 

His stats for Nederlands so far are:

  • Matches – 38
  • Goals – 2

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