The Netherlands booked their place at the World Cup in Qatar to beat Norway, who consequently lost on next year’s tour.

Barcelona’s Steven Bergwijn’s last goals against Tottenham Hotspur and Memphis Depay put the Netherlands in first place in Group G.

These goals became the brightest moments of the worst match between the two teams for fear of being attacked.

This is a huge loss for Norway, throwing elsewhere for Turkey after the Netherlands.

However, it was also a penalty for their lack of will for the majority of the game in which they only picked up two points, both coming in the second half.

In fact, the injured Erling Braut Haaland, who scored in the 1-1 draw between the two teams in Oslo in September, did not contribute to the cause.

The visitors defended well, but as soon as Bergwijn’s bomb hit the net six minutes into the game – with runners-up – Turkey winning 2-1 in Montenegro – it was game over.

Lots of promise at the end of the day helping Holland reach the corner, Bergwijn dishonestly produced Depay to close out the race.

The attacking team lacked pace or style for much of the game, but found a way, closing the gap for Qatar when they did not reach the final in Russia in 2018.

This represents the success of manager Louis van Gaal, who became the third Dutch player at the 2014 World Cup and his second season as captain of the national team.

He was playing in a wheelchair on Tuesday when he suffered a hip injury when he got off his horse on Sunday.

Norway did not qualify for the 1998 World Cup from France, although they have not won the European Championship since 2000.