Qatar 2022: he overcame aggressive prostate cancer and now Louis van Gaal dreams of winning the World Cup with the Netherlands

Qatar 2022: he overcame aggressive prostate cancer and now Louis van Gaal dreams of winning the World Cup with the Netherlands


Louise Van Gaal, coach of the Netherlands National Team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Louise Van Gaal, coach of the Netherlands National Team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Photo: Rodrigo Jimenez / EFE

In 2014, he was on the verge of getting into the grand final and now with the football practiced by the Netherlands National Team, analysts see him directing in the final. louis van gaalwho with 71 years recently completed is a true 鈥榞lobe鈥 from the benches and With the national team of his country, he will seek to have a great retirement in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

In Van Gaal鈥檚 curriculum there are up to five teams and but only one Selection and it is that of his nation. With this it is the third stage that the coach directs the ex-Holland and wants to close with a flourish, although just a few months ago he was battling aggressive prostate cancer.

It was on April 3, 2022 when the Dutch coach announced that he suffered from the disease and that he would have to leave the National Team bench to attend radiotherapy sessions. Even after the treatment he had to be at rest and calm, away from the pressures of his work.

Were 25 radiotherapy sessions to which he was exposed and waited several months to know its effects. Meanwhile, the Netherlands was left in the hands of his assistants since at all times the Football Federation of that nation wanted him to continue in office for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, played for the first time in winter.

鈥淭he treatment I underwent worked, I was finally cured鈥, declared Van Gaal to the ANP agency. The football world celebrated with the announcement of an already historic coach.

Netherlands candidate in Qatar 2022

in a very silent but effectivethis has been the work of the Netherlands National Team, which although at first it did not appear as one of the candidates to win the Qatar 2022 World Cup, what was seen in the group stage and then the victory over the United States in the round of 16 shows otherwise.

In Group A, only Ecuador was able to face them with a 1-1 draw, otherwise they defeated Senegal and the host Qatar with the same score of 2-0. They defeated the USA in the round of 16 3-1 displaying phenomenal football and with Memphis Depay, the 鈥楧utch lion鈥, making a very effective 10.

Since Van Gaal left office in 2014 (once the World Cup in Brazil ended), the Netherlands entered into an instability that left him out of the Eurocopa France 2016 and after the World Cup in Russia 2018. Up to seven coaches have passed through the bench (Guus Hiddink, Danny Blind, Fred Grim, Dick Advocaat, Ronald Koeman, Dwight Lodeweges and Frank De Boer) until on August 4, 2021 he was confirmed for a third stage with 鈥楳echanical Orange鈥.

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