Of all the Ajax players selected by the national coach, only Daley Blind experienced a World Cup once before. The Ajax player was active at the World Cup in 2014; the Dutch national team did not take part in 2018.
The Dutch are placed in Group A and will meet hosts Qatar, Senegal and Ecuador. The opening match is scheduled for Monday, November 21. The first game against Senegal starts at 17:00. Four days later, South American Ecuador will be the opponent at 17:00. The group stage will conclude on Tuesday 29 November with a match against Qatar, with the match starting at 16:00.
Ajax were at best mediocre against Vitesse Wednesday evening at the Johan Cruyff ArenA. The Ajax team set up plenty of opportunities, but just couldn't pull their tally ahead of the efficient Arnhem players. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.