Orange conducts first full training session • Danish TV team threatened by Qatar’s security

Danish TV crew threatened by Qatar’s security

The FIFA World Cup hasn’t started yet, but it seems the Qataris want to keep a close eye on it all.

A live broadcast by Danish TV was interrupted when a number of security guards informed the reporter that filming was not allowed at the location in question.

The reporter then showed his media accreditation and said that his cameraman is allowed to film in public places. Qatar’s security then threatened to “break” the Danish film crew’s camera.

The incident was ultimately without consequence. Moments later, the Danish TV team received an apology from the WC organizing committee.

A reporter from Algemeen Dagblad previously reported that the arrival of the Dutch national team in St. The Regis hotel in Doha on Tuesday was also sharply orchestrated.

For example, journalists were only allowed to see the arrival of the orange bus from a section intended for the press.

The Dutch took to warm Doha

Orange is now working on the first full training session in Doha. Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries are among others on the pitch at Qatar University.

Depay is fully fit again after a hamstring injury and needs to gain match rhythm. Dumfries injured his knee at Internazionale last Sunday but says he is fit.

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    Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Aké, Wout Weghorst and Vincent Janssen during Orange training in Doha
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    The Dutch national team conducts a full training session in Doha for the first time
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    Orange during the warm-up in the run-up to the first full training of the Dutch national team in Doha
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    Orange during the warm-up in the run-up to the first full training of the Dutch national team in Doha

Orange practice under a clear blue sky and it is already over 32 degrees. The training was available to the media for fifteen minutes.

During the public part of the training session, the players could be seen in groups of two carrying out a game form of hand to hand, especially to promote the group feeling.

Van Gaal is irritated by questions about Cillessen

Louis van Gaal reacts with irritation when asked by De Telegraaf journalist Valentijn Driessen whether he should have personally called goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen about his absence from the World Cup. Now goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek brought the news.

“Only you can ask this question, it turns out,” said Van Gaal, who then answers the question. The journalist then goes on to ask about Cillessen, after which Van Gaal thinks that’s enough. “How many questions can Valentijn Driessen ask? It’s the same with you every time.”

Van Gaal then refuses to answer another question about Memphis Depay and walks out of the press room.

Van Gaal disturbed by questions about Cillessen: ‘Only you can ask this question’

Van Gaal on orange numbers: ‘The choice based on age’

Louis van Gaal says that the players of the Dutch national team have had no say in the selection of the back numbers for the World Cup.

“Normally I discuss this with the players, but not now,” Van Gaal said. “I have now given the players a number that matches their age.”

Van Gaal on orange numbers: ‘The choice based on age’

Van Gaal: Acclimatization for three days now

Louis van Gaal announced during his first press conference in Qatar that the first three days will mainly be about acclimatization.

“I’ve already been here with Bayern when I was a coach there. I just know that everything is perfectly arranged here, it’s not because of that,” Van Gaal said. “The hotel is amazing. The facilities are amazing. The training ground is top notch, it just couldn’t be better.”

He is not worried about the high temperatures. “We also have that in the Netherlands today.”

Van Gaal very happy with ‘fantastic’ World Cup facilities Orange: ‘Fantastic, couldn’t be better’

Orange train at 10.30 am

Louis van Gaal will not be able to make it to an extensive press conference at 10. The training of the Dutch national team is scheduled at 10.30 Dutch time (12.30 in Doha).

The Dutch team arrived in Qatar on Tuesday evening. Immediately after arrival, the 26 internationals were allowed to go for a walk at Qatar University, Holland’s training home during the World Cup. The national team then traveled to St. Regis player hotel.

The national teams of Argentina and Spain also train at the Qatar University complex during the World Cup.

The Dutch national team lands in Qatar after a flight of more than six hours

National coach Ghana finds European criticism hypocritical

Otto Addo, national coach for Ghana, finds the European criticism of the World Cup in Qatar hypocritical and accuses Germany in particular of double standards.

“I think it is extremely important that the abuses in Qatar are addressed, especially when people are dying,” Addo told the German news agency DPA.

– Nevertheless, it is a very European point of view if you think you are much better than Qatar, said 47-year-old Addo, who was born in Hamburg and, among other things, played for Ghana at the World Cup in 2006.

“Outside the shores of the EU, to which Germany also belongs, people die every day because they are not accepted. And they flee for economic reasons, for which we are partly responsible and partly caused in history. Thousands of people die every day. in Africa of hunger and in Germany tons of food are thrown away every day.”

According to Addo, who also works as a coach for Borussia Dortmund’s talents, criticism of the World Cup in Ghana is “completely out of the question” because “there are many more problems”.

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Otto Addo

National coach Qatar: ‘We will participate at the highest level’


Felix Sanchez

Qatar’s national coach has spoken about his team’s goals and chances at the World Cup. The 46-year-old Spaniard Felix Sánchez is full of confidence in the run-up to his team’s World Cup debut.

“In 2019, it was very difficult to imagine winning the Asian Cup and we succeeded. I’m not talking about becoming world champions, but being able to compete at the highest level is definitely our goal,” Sánchez said.

“We face teams that were in the World Cup final or are African champions. Many players are the best in the world in their position, with World Cup and Champions League experience,” said Sánchez.

The host team is relatively inexperienced internationally, the players play in the Qatar Stars League. The only World Cup hosts to be eliminated in the preliminary round were South Africa 2010.

Qatar starts the World Cup next Sunday at 17:00 with the opening match against Ecuador. This duel can be watched live on NPO 1, and in the NOS app.

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