Netherlands vs Ecuador live updates: Start time, line-ups, team news and analysis


It’s time for round two in Group A.

We’re heading to the Khalifa International Stadium for the Netherlands vs Ecuador in a contest that could decide top spot in Group A.

Both sides are coming off 2-0 wins in their openers, meaning that this meeting carries added significance.

While Ecuador have set their target of reaching the last 16, as they did in Germany in 2006, the Dutch will aim for a vastly improved performance against the South Americans to back up Louis van Gaal’s assertion that they can go on and win the World Cup.

The Netherlands were far from their efficient best in beating African champions Senegal 2-0 and Van Gaal is wary of an Ecuador side that he views as a far bigger challenge.

“It (Ecuador) is a stable team,” said Van Gaal. “They’re physically strong with very clever players, shrewd players, which is why I believe that they are tougher than Senegal.”

The Group B clash kicks off at 19:00 local time which means it will start at 16:00 in the UK and the coverage will be shown on ITV.

In the US, FOX and Telemundo will be showing the match and kick-off is at 11:00 EST and 08:00 PT.

Wherever you are, we’ll bring you live updates right here.


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