Senegal vs Holland – World Cup: Team news, start time, channel

Senegal and Holland meet in a crunch Group A clash at the World Cup… but what time is kick-off? What TV channel is it on? What is their head-to-head record? And what is the team news?

  • Senegal face Holland in the second match in Group A of the World Cup in Qatar
  • Both sides will be keen to get their campaign off to the best possible start
  • Sportsmail takes you through how you can watch the match and when it is on
  • Here’s our WORLD CUP GROUP B GUIDE: Qatar, Senegal, Ecuador and Holland 
  • Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results

Senegal against Holland at the World Cup in Qatar has all the ingredients for a fascinating encounter.

In arguably one of the most intriguing matches across the entire group stage at the tournament, African champions Senegal take on Louis van Gaal’s men in the third game of the competition.

It will be the first meeting of any kind between the two sides, who will both be hoping to get their Group A campaign off to the best possible start.

Senegal and Holland are favourites to progress from the group, which also includes Qatar and Ecuador, who clash in the opening game of the tournament on Sunday.

Louis van Gaal’s exciting Holland side are one of the dark horses to lift the World Cup in Qatar

A victory for either team will see them take a significant step towards the last 16.

With the clash quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know below. 

When is Senegal vs Holland?

The Group A contest is due to be played on Monday, November 21 at 4pm GMT, which is 7pm in Doha.

For those in US, kick-off will be 11am Eastern and 8am Pacific. In Australia, the match starts at 3am Eastern.

Senegal-Holland had been scheduled to be the first game of the day before the decision was taken to move forward the kick-off in the match between Qatar and Ecuador by 24 hours. 

Date: Monday, November 21

Time: 4pm (UK), 11am (US Eastern) and 3am (Australian Eastern).

Senegal head to Qatar having won the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon earlier this year

How to watch the match

The game will be shown for free on ITV in the UK and can be streamed on the ITV hub for all those with a TV licence.

Fox and the Peacock streaming service, as well as Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, will carry the match in the US.

Australian viewers can tune into the game via SBS, who will be televising every match during the 2022 World Cup.

If you’re unable to watch the game live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube Channel (Worldwide). The official YouTube channel will be posting highlight reels after each game. 

UK: ITV and ITV Hub

US: FOX Sports App, Peacock,, SiriusXM FC, Telemundo, FOX Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand

Where is Senegal vs Holland being played?

Al Thumama Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,000, will host the game.

Construction on the venue began in 2017 and it was finished last October. The stadium held six matches during the 2021 Arab Cup, including a semi-final, which was a test event for the World Cup in Qatar.

Six group matches, a round-of-16 clash and a quarter-final will be played at the stadium. 

Location: Al Thumama

Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium 

The 40,000-capacity Al Thumama Stadium will be the venue for Senegal versus Holland

The venue (seen above) is due to hold six group games, a last-16 tie and a quarter-final

Senegal vs Holland: Team news

Holland defender Virgil van Dijk won’t be reunited with former Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane after the Senegal star was ruled out of the tournament with a leg injury.

Mane was picked for Senegal, despite coming off with a leg injury in Bayern Munich’s clash against Werder Bremen last week. 

Such is the level of concern over the forward that FIFA’s No.2 Fatma Samoura said the country would use a witch doctor to ensure he is ready to go.

Senegal and Bayern Munich star Sadio Mane was ruled out of the tournament with an injury

There will be plenty of familiar faces on both sides, with Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt expected to line up for Holland, and Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy likely to start for Senegal. 

Senegal squad

Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng, Alfred Gomis, Edouard Mendy.

Defenders: Pape Abou Cisse, Fode Ballo-Toure, Abdou Diallo, Ismail Jakobs, Kalidou Koulibaly, Formose Mendy, Youssouf Sabaly.

Midfielders: Pathe Ciss, Krepin Diatta, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Pape Matar Sarr, Mamadou Loum, Nampalys Mendy, Moustapha Name.

Forwards: Boulaye Dia, Famara Diédhiou, Bamba Dieng, Nicolas Jackson, Iliman Ndiaye, Ismaila Sarr.

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk will lead Holland at the World Cup in Qatar

Holland squad

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow, Andries Noppert, Remko Pasveer

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, Jurrien Timber, Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Tyrell Malacia, Jeremie Frimpong

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong, Steven Berghuis, Davy Klaassen, Teun Koopmeiners, Cody Gakpo, Marten de Roon, Kenneth Taylor

Forwards: Xavi Simons, Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn, Vincent Jansson, Luuk de Jong, Noa Lang, Wout Weghorst 

Head-to-head record

Somewhat remarkably, the two countries have never played each other – not even in a friendly.

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse leads his side through a training session after arriving in Qatar

Holland come into the tournament ranked eighth in the world, 10 places above Senegal. 

The Dutch, a proud footballing nation, are chasing their first World Cup having finished as runners-up on three occasions – in 1974, 1978 and 2010. 

Group A fixtures 

Qatar vs Ecuador – Monday, November 20

Senegal vs Netherlands – Monday, November 21

Qatar vs Senegal – Friday, November 25

Netherlands vs Ecuador – Friday, November 25

Netherlands vs Qatar – Tuesday, November 29

Ecuador vs Senegal – Tuesday, November 29

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