Let’s get to know the rivals of the National Team! Netherlands, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar …

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The qualifying groups for the World Cup to be held in Qatar in 2022 have been determined. The A National Football Team will compete in Group G with Netherlands, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar. Among the teams in the group, Montenegro received the FIFA membership in 2007 and Gibraltar in 2013.

Latvia experienced the biggest success in its history by going to the 2004 European Championship by eliminating the A National Football Team. Norway, which participated in the World Cup three times, and the Netherlands, which won the European Championship in 1988 and played the final three times in the World Cup, will be the most important rivals of the nationals.


The Netherlands, which came to Group G from the first bag, is one of the rare countries that could not take this cup to its museum despite playing the finals in the World Cup three times. Being the European Champion in 1988, Oranges brought many important stars to world football. The coach of the Netherlands, which is in the 14th place in the FIFA world ranking, is Frank de Boer, who previously wore Galatasaray jersey.

In the roster, stars such as Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Wijnaldum (Liverpool) and Donny van de Beek (Manchester United). Ryan Babel, who plays in Galatasaray, is also in the cast of Holland, which hosts names. The Netherlands, which played three finals in the World Cup, lost to West Germany in 1974, Argentina in 1978 and Spain in 2010.


Norway, which joined Group G from the third bag, appeared in the World Cup in 1938, 1994 and 1998. Standing out with its recent performance, Norway has important players in its staff. In addition to Alexander Sörloth, who was the top scorer with Trabzonspor last season, Erling Haaland, who played Borussia Dortmund, stand out as the most important names of the team. Omar Alebdellaoui and Martin Linnes, who wear Galatasaray jersey, are also the members of the team, which is the coach of Lars Lagerback. Norway, bidding farewell to the 2016 and 2020 European Football Championships in the play-offs, managed to finish second in the League of Nations.


Montenegro, which gained its independence in 2006 and left Serbia, played its first international match against Hungary on 24 March 2007. Montenegro, who took the field in the friendly match, won the match 2-1. The country’s football team became a full member of UEFA on January 26, 2007 and gained official status, while on May 31, 2007 it was accepted as the 208th member of FIFA. Montenegro’s first official matches were also World Cup Qualifiers. Montenegro competing in the 2010 World Cup Qualification, battled Bulgaria in its first official match.

Competing in the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Montenegro failed to get out of the groups in these matches. Montenegro. He has faced the A National Team 2 times in a friendly match so far. While the Moon-stars won the fight played on May 29, 2016, 1-0, the match played on March 27, 2018 ended with a 2-2 equality. The most important names in Montenegro’s squad, coached by 63-year-old Faruk Hadzibegic from Bosnia and Herzegovina, are Stefan Savic, who plays in Atletico Madrid, Adam Marusic, who plays in Lazio, and Stevan Jovetic, who plays in Monaco. Vukan Savicevic, who plays in Samsunspor, who competes in the TFF 1st League, is among the names who wear the jersey of the Montenegro National Team.


Latvia, which did not compete in the World Cup in its history, succeeded in participating in the European Championship once. Latvia, which achieved the biggest success in its history by participating in EURO 2004, went to this tournament by eliminating the A National Team. The crescent-stars, who have faced Latvia 4 times in official matches so far, received 1 defeat and 3 draws in these competitions. 2004 European Championship finals play-off in Coach Senol Faced with Sun that run Turkey Latvia, a match on the court 1-0 won in a match in Istanbul 2-0 despite falling back had managed to go to the European Championship by capturing a 2-2 draw . Managed by 39-year-old Dainis Kazakevics, Latvia was in the same group with North Macedonia, Poland, Israel, Slovenia and Austria in the 2020 European Championship qualifiers, only defeating Austria 1-0 in the last match and finished the group with 3 points. The most important names of the team are Kaspars Dubra wearing the Ukrainian team Oleksandriya and Roberts Uldrikis from Switzerland’s Sion team.


Gibraltar, coached by 63-year-old Julio Ribas from Uruguay, is one of the new players in football. The second application of Gibraltar, whose application to FIFA was not accepted in 2007, was accepted in 2013 and after this date, it was able to take part in international organizations. Gibraltar, which played its first national match with Spain in April 1923 and took part in various organizations after that date, could not take part in the World Cup and the European Championship because it was not a member of FIFA and UEFA. Gibraltar, who first competed in the 2016 European Championship Qualifiers, did not qualify. The team, which played in 10 matches, saw 56 goals in the castle and experienced 2 goals.

It is noteworthy that only 2 of the players in the team, who lost 7-0 to Poland in their first match in the group, were football players. Goalkeeper Jordan Perez was firefighter, Joseph Chipolina clerk, Ryan Casciaro and Lee Henry Casciaro police, Roy Chipolina was the customs officer. Other footballers were also names from various professional groups. Competing with Greece, Estonia, Belgium, Southern Cyprus and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2018 World Cup Qualification, Gibraltar scored 47 goals in 10 games and scored 3 goals against rival nets.

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