World Cup: the Netherlands, an outsider who takes themselves seriously

Qualified for the quarter-finals after their success against the United States on Saturday (3-1), the Netherlands are gradually asserting themselves as a coherent selection, whose ambition is to seek their first world title.

Daley Blind, Cody Gakpo and Memphis Depay celebrate the qualification of the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, December 3, 2022. (AFP)

The revving up is smooth, but the Netherlands are not lacking in ambition. Louis van Gaal’s team qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup on

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