The basic players of the won game against Senegal (2-0) get a rest. They are on the training field, but are limited to stretching exercises. The reserves are fully trained.
National coach Louis van Gaal said after the win over Senegal that he is satisfied with the raids of Memphis Depay, Teun Koopmeiners and Davy Klaassen. He wants Depay to play a half against Ecuador. The attacker, who was sidelined for almost two months with a hamstring injury, made his comeback against Senegal and participated for more than half an hour.
Ecuador, like the Netherlands, won its first group match. The South Americans defeated Qatar 2-0 on Sunday in the opening game of the global final round.