Depay on bench for Netherlands from Ecuador

DOHA, Nov 25 — Memphis Depay was named as a substitute for the Netherlands in their 2nd World Cup Group A recreation in opposition to Ecuador nowadays, with Enner Valencia in the starting line-up for the South American workforce.

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal experienced hinted that Barcelona forward Depay could be thrown in from kick-off at the Khalifa International Stadium immediately after creating an impact off the bench in Monday’s 2- win in excess of Senegal.

That was his to start with match in two months pursuing a thigh personal injury.

Van Gaal built three changes for today’s match. Jurrien Timber replaced Matthijs de Ligt in central defence, Teun Koopmeiners comes into the midfield for Steven Berghuis and Davy Klaassen commences in advance of Vincent Janssen more ahead.

Valencia experienced been a health concern for Ecuador following scoring the two aims as they conquer hosts Qatar 2- in the tournament’s opening recreation.

Nevertheless he is named in Gustavo Alfaro’s team, in which the only change the coach has made is bringing Jackson Porozo into the back again line.

Ecuador are probably to mirror the Netherlands in enjoying with a a few-guy central defence.

Senegal’s 3-1 win above Qatar before indicates the Netherlands will qualify for the last 16 with a victory.

Setting up line-ups:

Netherlands (3-4-1-2)

Andries Noppert Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk (capt), Nathan Ake Denzel Dumfries, Teun Koopmeiners, Frenkie de Jong, Daley Blind Davy Klaassen Steven Bergwijn, Cody Gakpo

Coach: Louis van Gaal (NED)

Ecuador (5-4-1)

Hernan Galindez Angelo Preciado, Jackson Porozo, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapie, Pervis Estupinan Gonzalo Plata, Jhegson Mendez, Moises Caicedo, Michael Estrada Enner Valencia (capt)

Coach: Gustavo Alfaro (ARG)

Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (ALG) — AFP

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