Good evening and welcome to our live blog of the Dutch national team's World Cup qualifier against Norway.

Will Louis van Gaal take the full loot in Oslo in his first game since his return as national coach?

We'll keep you posted here!

  • World Cup Qualifying

  • First game since Van Gaal's return

  • LIVE (8:45 PM)

  • Norway-Netherlands 0-0

  • Turkey-Montenegro 0-0

  • Latvia-Gibraltar 0-0

  • View the standings in the World Cup qualifier here

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1' Kick-off!

The Netherlands has started the first game since the failed European Championship.

Does the return of Van Gaal Oranje give a new impetus?

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The national anthems have sounded.

The World Cup qualifier between the Netherlands and Norway is about to start.

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No away supporters in the Ullevaal Stadium, although thanks to Dutch people living in Norway we still see some orange in the stands.

A total of 7000 fans are welcome.

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The players enter the field in Oslo.

Behind captain Van Dijk we see the somewhat tense face of the debuting goalkeeper Bijlow.

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Memphis Depay has had a flashy start at FC Barcelona and hopes to continue that good form at Orange.

Kick-off is in Oslo in ten minutes.

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Louis van Gaal did not hesitate for long about the system to be used, he says just before kick-off.

"If there are so many guys who like to play 4-3-3, who am I to do it otherwise?", he tells the



"Certainly if I have so little preparation time. And why do I choose Bijlow in goal? If someone stops a lot of balls, you automatically gain a lot of confidence in such a boy. And Frans Hoek (goalkeeper coach, ed.) is of the same opinion committed."

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Author Rypke BakkerMoment of places18: 18 - September 1, 2021

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Not only Van Gaal, but also Virgil van Dijk will return to the Orange tonight.

The captain was struggling with a serious knee injury and as a result had to watch the European Championship, where the Dutch national team was killed in the eighth finals against the Czech Republic, in front of the TV with gritted teeth.

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The Netherlands started the World Cup qualifying series with a painful defeat against Turkey.

Then they won against Latvia and Gibraltar.

That gives the following score:

1. Turkey 3-7 (10-5)

2. Netherlands 3-6 (11-4)

3. Montenegro 3-6 (6-3)

4. Norway 3-6 (4-3)

5. Latvia 3-1 (4-7)

6. Gibraltar 3-0 (1-13)

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The players of Orange already make a round on the field of the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, where the kick-off is at 8.45 pm.

𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫... ⏳How are you feeling fans?



AuthorOnsOrangeMoment of places17: 45 - September 1, 2021

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Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is the big star in Norway.

Martin Ødegaard, former player of Vitesse and Heerenveen, is also in the base.

Norway line-up:


Pedersen, Strandberg, Hanche-Olsen, Meling;

Thorsby, Norman;

Odegaard, Elyounoussi, Hauge;


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Van Gaal opts for a 4-3-3 formation.

Below the bar, he prefers Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow.

There are also basic places for youngsters Jurriën Timber and Cody Gakpo.

These eleven players have to do it for Orange:


Timber, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Blind;

Wijnaldum, F. de Jong, Klaassen;

Mountain House, Memphis, Gakpo.

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Louis van Gaal's third period as national coach starts with an away game against Norway in the World Cup qualifier.

Immediately an important duel, because only the group winner qualifies directly for next year's final round in Qatar.

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