FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers continue in Europe this week, with the top two teams in Group G in the UEFA qualifiers meeting on Tuesday, as Netherlands hosts Turkey.
The Turks are the only undefeated country in Group G, as they sit atop the group with 11 points, going 3-0-2 in their opening five matches of the first round of qualifying. They are also the team that handed the Dutch their lone loss so far in qualifying, winning 4-2 back in March in Istanbul. Turkey is coming off a rather easy victory over Gibraltar on Saturday, winning 3-0 with goals Kenan Karaman, Hakan Calhanoglu and Hailil Dervisoglu.
After a disappointing Euro 2020 performance, the Netherlands brought back Louis van Gaal to manage the club, and the move has seemingly paid immediate dividends. Despite drawing with Norway last week in their first qualifying match since March, the Dutch put the hurt on Montenegro this past Saturday, winning with ease 4-0. Memphis Depay scored twice, while Cody Gakpo and Georginio Wijnaldum each finding the back of the net in the win.
Even though they first met in 1958, the this will only mark the 14th all-time meeting between the two countries. The Dutch hold a slight edge over the Turkish squad, going 5-4-4, but Turkey has won the last two meetings.
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Amsterdam Arena (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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