Frank de Boer is counting on Orange to be in Pot 1 at the draw for the World Cup qualification. According to the first calculations, the Netherlands is already sure of a spot among the top ten, although it is still waiting for the official confirmation of the FIFA. The victory of the Dutch team over Bosnia-Herzegovina (3-1) is not only important for the Nations League: the win is also of interest in view of the World Cup qualification. If Oranje won Bosnia, it would already be pretty sure of Pot 1 in the draw for the qualifying cycle of the upcoming World Cup. The Netherlands is thus avoiding the nine best countries in Europe on paper in the battle for a World Cup ticket.
De Boer is confident that this will work. “Im going to assume that,” said the 50-year-old coach at the press conference that ended the duel. “And that is beautiful, then of course you dodge the big countries. In Pot 2 there are also strong countries, but I prefer to be in Pot 1, he is quoted by Football International.
The new FIFA ranking will be established after the interland period, on Thursday 26 November. On Monday 7 December, the draw for the upcoming World Cup qualification series will take place.
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