Netherlands vs Ecuador live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 Group A match

The stakes for the Group A match between co-leaders Netherlands and Ecuador could result in mathematical qualification to the round of 16 for the winner, depending on what happens at the start of the day.

Qatar and Senegal will start early on Friday and, if the match ends in a draw, the winner of the Netherlands-Ecuador will have a guaranteed place in the round of 16.

Both teams are in this position after winning their opening group match, each by a 2-0 scoreline. Two early goals from Enner Valencia in the first half defeated host nation Qatar. Meanwhile, the Netherlands made a late start against Senegal. Cody Gakpo went through with six minutes remaining and Davy Klaassen sealed the added-time goal.

The conversation before the game revolved around the health of each team’s top scorer. Memphis Depay can last 45 minutes, according to coach Louis van Gaal, as he continues his journey towards full fitness. Meanwhile, Ecuador have confirmed there are no injuries that would prevent captain Valencia from playing after he limped off with a knee problem at the weekend.

Sporting News is monitoring live score updates and highlights from the Netherlands-Ecuador at the 2022 World Cup. Follow below for the full results from the Group A match in Qatar.

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Live scores Netherlands vs Ecuador

1H 2H The final
Holland
Ecuador

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Planned formations:

Netherlands (3-4-3, right to left): 23-Noppert (PO) — 3-De Ligt, 4-Van Dijk, 5-Ake — 22-Dumfries, 11-Berghuis, 21-De Jong, 17-Blind — 8-Gakpo — 18-Janssen, 7-Bergwijn

Ecuador (3-4-3, from right to left): 1-Galindez (PO) — 25-Porozo, 2-F. Torres, 3-Hincapie — 17-Preciado, 20-Mendez, 23-Caicedo, 7-Estupinan — 19-Plata, 11-Estrada, 13-Valencia

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Netherlands vs Ecuador live updates, World Cup 2022 highlights

4 hours and 45 minutes from kick-off: The referee for today’s match is from Algeria.

5 hours after kick-off: That’s how many minutes we can expect from Memphis Depay today.

Netherlands vs Ecuador lineups, team news

Start Memphis Depay or not? If Van Gaal expects from his South American opponent the same intense and physical start to the match that was displayed in the opener against Qatar, it might be best to save Depay for the second half and let Vincent Janssen fight the Ecuadorian defenders until so.

Meanwhile, Andries Noppert should continue to start in goal after the shutout against Senegal.

Netherlands (3-4-1-2, right to left): 23-Andries Noppert (PO) — 3-Matthijs De Ligt, 4-Virgil Van Dijk, 5-Nathan Ake — 22-Denzel Dumfries, 11-Steven Berghuis, 21-Frenkie De Jong, 17-Daley Blind — 8-Cody Gakpo — 18-Vincent Janssen, 7-Steven Bergwijn

According to Ecuador beat journalist Jocelyn VeraThe Tri will line up in a 3-4-3 formation to match the Dutch formation.

Troyes defender Jackson Porozo came on as a third center back with winger Romario Ibarra making way. The top three would be made up of Real Valladolid’s Gonzalo Plata, target man Michael Estrada and Enner Valencia.

Ecuador (3-4-3, from right to left): 1-Hernan Galindez (PO) — 25-Jackson Porozo, 2-Felix Torres, 3-Piero Hincapie — 17-Angelo Preciado, 20-Sebastian Jhegson Mendez, 23-Moises Caicedo, 7-Pervis Estupinan — 19-Gonzalo Plata, 11 -Michael Estrada, age 13 Valencia

Holland vs Ecuador live stream, TV channel

It’s a battle for top spot in Group A at the Khalifa International Stadium as the leaders go head-to-head. The team that finishes in first place will avoid a potential round of 16 match against the winners of Group B, currently led by England.

Ecuador made the best impression in their opening round against hosts Qatar, but the Dutch showed grit and composure in holding off Senegal and sprinted late on to win their opener.

An upset result here by the No. 1 South American team. 44 is not entirely out of the question. Here’s how you can watch all the action in major global territories.

Date Time TV channel Streaming
United States of America Friday November 25th 11:00 Italian time Fox, Telemundo fuboTV,
Fox Sports website/app,
Telemundo Sports website/app,
Peacock
Canada Friday November 25th 11am EST TSN,
RDS (French)
TSN site/app
RDS apps
UK Friday November 25th 4pm GMT BTI 1,
STV (Scotland)
ITV/ITVX Hubs,
STV Player (Scotland)
Australia Sat 26th Nov 03:00 AEDT SSB SBS On Demand
India Fri, November 25th 21:30 CET Sports18 Voot, JioTV
Hong Kong Sat 26th Nov 00:00 HKT Now TV (ch. 616, 618) Now television
Malaysia Sat 26th Nov 00:00 MYT Astro, RTMTV2,
Unifi TV
Astro GO
Singapore Sat 26th Nov 00:00 SGT StarHub (cap. 251/252), Singletel TV Singtel TV GO, CAST, StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zeland Sat 26th Nov 5am ​​NZD Sky Sports 7 beIN Sports Sky Go, Sky Sports NOW

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