Netherlands have announced their squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Coach Louis van Gaal has called up 26 players, including three PSV players, Xavi Simons, Luuk de Jong and Cody Gakpo.
Xavi Simons is a surprise inclusion in the 26-man squad. The PSV youngster was included in Louis van Gaal’s provisional squad and has now made the final cut. Simon, who made his Netherlands U23 debut earlier this season, has not played a single game for the senior squad yet. Guus Til was named in the provisional squad but has been left out of the World Cup squad. The Netherlands start their Group A campaign against Senegal on November 21, before they play Ecuador four days later and hosts Qatar on November 29.