Connect with us

Sportswire

Netherlands dealing with major issue ahead of match against United States

There is a big storyline to watch ahead of Saturday’s pivotal World Cup match between the Netherlands and the United States. Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal revealed to reporters on Friday that several players on his team are dealing with flu-like symptoms. While Van Gaal declined to mention which players were affected, he did say…

The post Netherlands dealing with major issue ahead of match against United States appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Louis Van Gaal speaking with reporters

Dec 2, 2022; Doha, QATAR; Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal speaks during a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

There is a big storyline to watch ahead of Saturday’s pivotal World Cup match between the Netherlands and the United States.

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal revealed to reporters on Friday that several players on his team are dealing with flu-like symptoms. While Van Gaal declined to mention which players were affected, he did say he was concerned about the illness potentially spreading throughout the team.

“We are not going to elaborate on that,” said Van Gaal, per Tom Hamilton of ESPN. “But if it goes around in the group, it is worrying.”

Though the Netherlands did not have their usual 11 vs. 11 practice match on Friday, they did go through with a training session, Van Gaal added. Van Gaal also said that his side is not in any danger of being unable to field a team for Saturday’s contest.

As the winners of Group A, the Netherlands qualified for the Round of 16 and are facing the United States, the runners-up of Group B. The World Cup is now officially in its knockout stages though, so Saturday’s match is a win-or-go-home affair.

The U.S. has also had some uncertainty of their own in recent days. But it sounds like they are the side that will be closer to full strength on Saturday.

The post Netherlands dealing with major issue ahead of match against United States appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB3 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL3 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB3 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL3 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL3 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL3 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF3 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB3 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA3 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA3 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...