The Dutch have scored eight goals from 35 shots on goal, the most of any remaining quarterfinalist, compared to the seven goals Brazil had scored from 70 shots. The Netherlands has never been known to be ineffective. Louis Van Gaal playing style may not be the most attractive, but victory is the goal that justifies his efforts. Since taking over from Frank de Boer after the poor performance at UEFA EURO 2020. He has supervised a 19-game unbeaten streak, with 14 victories.
The Netherlands has received criticism for their performances thus far at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Including that their system is ineffective, their style of play is monotonous, and their victories are unimpressive.
The Netherlands defeated Argentina in the quarterfinals of a major tournament for the first time. Since 2014—a matchup of their last-four match with Brazil in 2014, in which they lost on penalties. Despite this, the Netherlands has now won a knockout game at a major tournament for the first time since 2014. Brazil vs. Sweden and Germany vs. Argentina are the only matches that have been played more frequently on football’s grandest stage, with seven each. This will be the sixth World Cup encounter between these nations.
In his pre-game press conference, Louis van Gaal stated that “football isn’t played like it was in 1998 anymore.” “Back then, it was a free game, but that is no longer the case. Football has changed.
In a nutshell, that is how modern football is played now. Just ask Spain and Germany. The Totaalvoetbal of the 1970s is a thing of the past since the present game is just too tactically focused for it. In the end, playing football is all about scoring goals and winning matches.