The 3-1 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the penultimate group match of the Nations League not only means the first victory of Orange led by Frank de Boer, it was especially important in view of qualifying for the 2022 World Championship in Qatar.
Netherlands will have to be in the world ranking of the first ten European countries next week to be head of the group at the December draw, and this cannot normally go wrong after the victory over Bosnia. This means that the Netherlands will end up in Pot 1 at the draw for the qualifying series of the World Cup in Qatar on 7 December.
An official confirmation was not received on Sunday, but De Boer already took an advance. “I think it is. I have heard that from people with us who are very good at math”, said the coach.
“ I assume theyre right. Thats beautiful. Then you dodge very big countries. Already in pot 2 there are also strong countries. But Id rather be in pot 1 than pot 2.”