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NETHERLANDS take on African Cup of Nations champions Senegal in a World Cup Group A blockbuster and the line-ups are in.

Dutch star Virgil Van Dijk is named in defence while Cody Gakpo is in attack while Memphis Depay is out.

Senegal icon Sadio Mane has been ruled out of the World Cup with a leg injury but Watford star Ismaila Sarr is in attack as Chelsea pair Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly are starting.

  • Kick-off time: 4pm GMT
  • Live stream: ITV hub
  • TV channel: ITV 1
  • Senegal XI: Mendy, Koulibaly, Cisse, Diallo, Sabaly, Mendy, Kouyate, Gueye, Diatta, Sarr, Dia
  • Netherlands XI: Noppert, Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake, Blind, De Jong, Berghuis, Gakpo, Janssen, Bergwijn

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    Senegal formation

    Senegal manager Aliou Cisse appears to have opted for a 4-3-3 formation against the Netherlands.

    Chelsea's Edouard Mendy starts in goal with Youssouf Sabaly at right-back and Abdou Diallo on the other side.

    Captain Kalidou Koulibaly of Chelsea teams up with Pape Abou Cisse at centre-back.

    Nottingham Forest's Cheikhou Kouyate, Leicester's Nampalys Mendy and Everton's Idrissa Gueye link up in midfield.

    Watford's Ismaila Sarr, Krepin Diatta and Boulaye Dia spearhead the attack

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    Netherlands formation

    The Netherlands' manager Louis van Gaal appears to have opted for a 5-3-2 formation against Senegal.

    Andries Noppert starts in goal with Denzel Dumfries at right-back and Daley Blind on the other side, while Matthijs de Ligt, Manchester City's Nathan Ake and captain Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool team up at centre-back.

    Frenkie de Jong, Cody Gakpo and Steven Berghuis link up in midfield.

    Steven Bergwijn and Vincent Janssen spearhead the attack

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    Senegal subs

    1 S. Dieng, 23 Gomis, 2 F. Mendy, 7 Jackson, 10 M. Ndiaye, 11 Ciss, 12 Ballo, 13 I. Ndiaye, 14 Jakobs, 17 P. Sarr, 19 Diedhiou, 20 C. Dieng, 24 Name, 25 Ma. Ndiaye, 26 P. Gueye

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    Netherlands subs

    26 Frimpong, 2 Timber, 6 De Vrij, 16 Malacia, 15 De Roon, 20 Koopmeiners, 24 Taylor, 14 Klaasen, 25 Simons, 10 Memphis, 19 Weghorst, 9 L. De Jong, 12 Lang, 1 Pasveer, 13 Bijlow

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    Senegal XI

    16 Mendy; 21 Sabaly, 3 Koulibaly, 22 Diallo; 6 N. Mendy, 8 Kouyate, 5 Gueye, 4 Cissse, 15 Diatta; 18 Sarr, 9 Dia.

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    Netherlands XI

    23 Noppert; 22 Dumfries, 3 De Ligt, 4 Van Dijk, 5 Ake, 17 Blind; 11 Berghuis, 21 F. De Jong, 8 Gakpo; 18 Janssen, 7 Bergwijn

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    The team sheets are in!!!

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    Netherlands stats

    This is the Netherlands' 11th appearance at the World Cup and first since 2014 when they finished third under current manager Louis van Gaal's second spell at the helm.

    Holland are the only team to have played at least three World Cup finals and never won the trophy in 1974, 1978 and 2010.

    The Dutch should be feeling confident as they have never been eliminated in their eight appearances in the group stage of the tournament.

    The Netherlands have lost only one of their last 14 World Cup matches and they are currently the only team entering this year’s competition that has kept a clean sheet in each of its last three matches in the tournament

    Credit: Getty
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    Senegal stats

    Senegal should be feeling confident as they have won their opening match in both of their two World Cup campaigns; that was a 1-0 win against then world champions France in 2002 and 2-1 against Poland in 2018

    The Senegalese national team holds the joint record of best result by an African side at the World Cup as they also reached the quarter-finals in 2002 after Cameroon in 1990 and before Ghana in 2010.

    The African champions have scored seven of their 11 World Cup goals before half-time and conceded seven of their 10 goals in the second half or extra time.

    Manager Aliou Cisse has been involved in all of the country’s World Cup campaigns as he was captain in 2002 and head coach in 2018 as well as 2022

    Credit: AP
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    Head-to-head

    This is the first ever time Senegal and the Netherlands lock horns across all competitions throughout their entire history.

    In fact, this is the first time the two nations make it to the World Cup on the same year as Holland failed to qualify in 2002 and 2018 when the African champions appeared.

    But Aliou Cisse’s men will want to be careful as the Netherlands are undefeated in all their four matches against African teams at the World Cup and won three times along the way.

    But all of Senegal’s three World Cup victories – out of eight matches, of which they lost two – come against European opposition

    Credit: Getty
    Credit: Getty
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    Good afternoon from Qatar

    Welcome to our live coverage of the key World Cup clash between Senegal and the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium.

    Ecuador have set the pace in Group A after Sunday’s 2-0 victory over hosts Qatar and the other two teams are looking to catch up and set the tone of their own.

    But Senegal will have to do it without star man Sadio Mane, who has joined the long list of elite players that have been sidelined from this year’s competition.

    Bayern Munich superstar – and former Liverpool talisman – Mane is out with a knee injury, even though he made the squad for the tournament.

    The African champions’ manager Aliou Cisse may also be without RB Leipzig ace Abdou Diallo, who is also dealing with a knee issue of his own.

    Monaco’s Krepin Diatta and Marseille's Bamba Dieng are in line to replace Mane against today’s opponents, who are among the favourites to win the trophy.

    Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal is dealing with his own key absences as he will be without Barcelona ace Memphis Depay due to a hamstring injury.

    Former Manchester United ace Memphis, who played under Van Gaal at Old Trafford, is a major absence as he scored 12 goals in the qualifiers.

    Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries poses as a doubt whereas Atalanta’s Marten de Roon is dealing with back issues

    Credit: AFP

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