Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the FIFA World Cup 2022 round of 16 clash between Netherlands and USA. This was Nihit Sachdeva taking you through live action as it unfolded at the Khalifa International Stadium.
A brilliant all-round performance from Denzel Dumfries takes the Dutch team through to the quarterfinals where it can possibly face Argentina.
The full-time whistle has been blown!!! Netherlands is through to the quarterfinals with a convincing win over USA.
Last two minutes remaining. Dutch team defending in numbers as USA keeps on attacking but does not manage to find that second goal.
Two changes for the Dutch team. De Ligt and Weghorst come on for Ake and Gakpo.
USA makes a change as Jordan Morris comes on for Robinson.
Foul by Yedlin on Ake near the Dutch box.
Six minutes of added time.
Final minute of regulation time. Bergwijn has the ball on the egde of the six-yard box but is unable to release it.
De Jong is issued a yellow card for bringing down Aaronson who was leading a USA counter-attack.
Van Dijk concedes a corner as Wright was right on his heels inside the Dutch box. USA takes the corner and Zimmerman goes for a scissor kick. No harm done to the Dutch goal though.
Depay, who scored the first goal for the men in orange tonight, has been subbed off. Xavi Simons comes on.
After two assists, Dumfries scores one himself. USA could not clear the ball inside the box and Dumfries, unmarked at the left post, calmly slotted the ball into the far corner with a simple left-footed strike.
Corner for USA but it is collected easily by Noppert.
Wright is released on the right but Noppert comes out of his box to make the clearance and maintain the Dutch lead. USA is going for it.
One of the most outrageous finishes ever from Haji Wright to bring the Americans back in this match. Following a USA corner, Wright flicked the ball over Noppert and the Dutch defence with his right toe to find the far post.
Misplaced pass from Depay in his own half after being pressed by a player in white shirt sends Wright through but instead of chipping the approaching Noppert, he goes wide which makes the angle difficult. Still, the Dutch defender behind Noppert takes no chance and clears it behind for a corner. USA brings in Yedlin for Dest.
Reyna goes for the kill from the edge of the Dutch box and the ball misses the goal by miles.
Double save from Turner!!!! A long-range effort from Koopmeiners is kept out at the near post by the American keeper before stopping Depay’s header on the rebound.
Dumfries with a cross from the right side of the USA box, Zimmerman clears it at the near post before it could reach Depay who was in position for a tap-in.
Timber fouled near the halfway line by Aaronson after he steals the ball cleanly from the American.
Double change for USA. Weah and McKennie are off. Aaronson and Wright are in.
Robinson is taking time to recover from that clash with Dumfries. An injury is not what the USMNT would want at this point.
Dumfries is brought down by Robinson inside the USA box after he is released via excellent through ball from Depay. USA looks to counter attack with Dumfries still down. Timothy Weah with an attempt from the edge of the Dutch box but it is blocked.
Yet again, nothing comes off the USA free kick except a Dutch counter attack. Turner saves!!! Depay with a strike from the edge of the box after Gakpo’s initial shot was blocked. Turner palms the ball over the bar for a corner.
Another free kick for USA in the Dutch half as this time, Koopmeiners brings down Pulisic.
Virgil van Dijk brings down Pulisic close to the Dutch box. Free kick for USA. Pulisic sends it in but van Dijk heads it out.
USA has upped the ante in the second half. One goal from the Americans could put the Dutch defense under even more pressure.
Lovely one-two between Gakpo and Bergwijn on the right wing but Robinson does well to recover in time and pass the ball to Turner before Gakpo could get to it inside the box.
Another attack from USA. Gio Reyna down the left side makes a brilliant run before bringing the ball into the box and laying it up for an unmarked McKennie at the centre who skies the ball with his left foot.
Much easier save for Noppert after a shot from Pulisic from the edge of the box. Didn’t have much power in it.
Turner saves!!! Reflex save from the US goalkeeper after Depay was set up for an easy tap-in at the near post.
Goal-line clearance from the Dutch defence after it failed to head away the corner taken by Pulisic. Weston McKennie almost opens USA’s account.
Netherlands has made two changes: Koopmeiners and Bergwijn are on for De Roon and Klaassen. USA has replaced Ferreira with Reyna
Second half begins! USA takes the opening kick as it plays from left to right.
Netherlands in complete control of the game at the moment. A two-goal lead will be tough to erase for the Americans but weird things have happened at this World Cup. So, you can not rule out a comeback. Stay tuned for what could be a blockbuster second half.
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Throw-in for the Dutch on the right side of the US box. Dumfries sends it in before receiving the ball back. Another sublime cut back from Dumfries and this time, he finds Daley Blind in the middle who strikes with his right foot. It takes a slight deflection off Zimmerman who puts his body on the line and settles into the bottom left corner.
One minute of added time.
Sergino Dest with a solo effort gets the ball into the Dutch box before looking for a teammate. However, Dutch skipper Virgil van Dijk blocks it. A fierce counter-attack from the men in orange sees Gakpo fighting for the ball with a sole American in the US half.
Noppert saves!!! Poor clearance from the Dutch defense allows Weah to blast one at the bottom right corner with his right foot. The Dutch stopper does well.
Tim Weah with a brilliant run down the right wing. Weah passes it to Ferreira who has his back to the goal and is unable to control it. Pulisic reaches the ball and sends it to Robinson but the pass is a bit too wide.
Foul on Pulisic by Timber near the halfway line. Free kick to the Americans.
Musah’s through-ball is kept in play by Pulisic before Dest puts in the cross from the left of the Dutch box. Robinson is there at the far post but the Dutch defender heads it away first.
Foul by Zimmerman on Depay at the halfway line.
USA has had plenty of possession but except for that early attempt on goal from Pulisic, nothing to show for it.
Through ball from Robinson from the back but Noppert gets to it first.
Misplaced pass by a US player sends Dumfries through on the right wing. Dumfries puts in the cross but this time, it is cleared away.
The first corner kick is cleared behind. Another one for the Dutch team. Another clearance but it finds De Jong outside the box who goes for the aerial pass looking for Dumfries on the right edge of the box. However, it has too much in it. Goal kick for USA.
Depay wins a corner for Netherlands. Excellent work by Zimmerman to block the cut back.
A little bit of hesitancy in the US defense as it looks to play from the back. A heavy touch from Turner almost allowed a Dutch player to latch onto it and score.
That strike in the 10th minute was a big one for Memphis Depay. It was his 43rd international goal and he is now only seven behind Robin van Persie’s all-time Dutch record of 50.
Weston McKennie’s attempted cross from the right is blocked. USA just not able to find a way through.
Dumfries stands tall like a wall and does not allow Pulisic to go through on the left wing. No foul given as referee says play on.
Depay with a shot from right side of the USA box. It misses Turner and the far post too. Goal-kick for USA.
Netherlands on the charge. Gakpo with the ball. The youngster lays it up for Blind who is unmarked inside the box on the left but Blind skies it over the bar.
Robinson charges into the Dutch box with the ball before giving a right-footed pass which is cleared by the Dutch defence.
Tyler Adams goes down inside his own half after apparently being hit in the face by Dumfries’ arm.
Pulisic puts in the ball from the right but before the pas could find a tap-in from any American, the Dutch team clears it away.
The USA hasn’t won any of the previous 24 World Cup matches in which its trailed at any point.
Excellent charge from the Dutch team. Dumfries with a perfect ball into the USA box from the right. Depay, unmarked in the middle, slots the ball into the bottom left corner with a right-footed strike.
Depay takes the ball into the USA box from the left but makes a mess of the attempted shot. Easy clearance for USA.
Pulisic’s cross from the left of the box is cleared by Ake. USA with the early aggression.
Corner for USA as Dumfries, under pressure from Robinson, is forced to make a clearance which goes behind. Pulisic takes the corner kick but it goes across the face of the goal without finding any American touch.
Musah puts the ball into the Dutch box from the right. It takes a deflection off a Dutch defender’s leg before finding Weah. However, no harm done eventually.
Sergino Dest with a cross from the right side of the box. Initially cleared but Tyler Adams sends a beautiful lob pass which leave Noppert in a one-on-one situation against Pulisic. Left-footed striker from Pulisic stopped by the left leg of the Dutch goalkeeper to keep it goalless.
KICK OFF!!!! Depay starts things off for the Dutch team which plays from left to right.
8:28PM IST - Here we go. Let the knockout round begin!!
8:25PM IST - The two teams walk out onto the pitch. Time for the national anthems. Netherlands in its traditional orange jerseys while USA in white and dark blue.
8:20PM IST - Young USA vs experienced Dutch. Who wins?
8:15PM IST - The American fans are all set to cheer for their team, which last reached the quarterfinals in 2002.
8PM IST - ICYMI, this world has had its fair share of controversial VAR calls. With today being a knockout match, the stakes are higher and anything similar could cost a team heavily.
7:55PM IST - Excluding penalty-shoot-outs, the Netherlands has lost only one of its last 17 FIFA World Cup matches (13 wins, 3 draws)
7:50PM IST - What the coaches have said before the match (via fifa.com) -
Louis van Gaal, Netherlands
“USA have demonstrated that they have an excellent team, I would even say one of the best teams, a team that is fine-tuned [but] it’s nothing we can’t overcome, USA have evolved rapidly and they have many players in top European clubs. They are a very energetic team with physically strong players. They make it tough for any opponent as you can tell from their results but we’ll do everything we can to beat them.”
Gregg Berhalter, USA
“We felt a responsibility to use this World Cup to create momentum in the United States for soccer and that is why we want to keep going. We want to keep doing well and make the country proud. [On his own links with the Netherlands where he played from 1994 to 2000] It’s nice to have some history, to have a connection with the country you are playing but it is still about business.”
7:45PM IST - A stat the American fans might not want to look at - USA is without a win in its last 11 World Cup games against European opposition (Six losses and five draws).
7:40PM IST - Another round of 16 clash will take place later tonight at 12:30AM IST - Argentina vs Australia.
7:35PM IST - As far as the Dutch team is concerned, all eyes will be on young Cody Gakpo who is joint-highest goal-scorer at the ongoing edition with three goals.
7:30PM IST - FORM GUIDE
- ⦿ Beat Qatar 2-0
- ⦿ Drew 1-1 with Ecuador
- ⦿ Beat Senegal 2-0
- ⦿ Beat Belgium 1-0
- ⦿ Beat Poland 2-0
- ⦿ Beat Iran 1-0
- ⦿ Drew 0-0 with England
- ⦿ Drew 1-1 with Wales
- ⦿ Drew 0-0 with Saudi Arabia
- ⦿ Lost 0-2 to Japan
7:25PM IST - HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Played: 5 | Netherlands: 4 | USA: 1
7:19PM IST - Here’s the starting eleven for the Dutch team.
Andries Noppert, Daley Blind, Nathan Ake, Virgil van Dijk (c), Jurrien Timber, Denzel Dumfries, Marten de Roon, Davy Klaassen, Frenkie de Jong, Cody Gakpo, Memphis Depay.
7:15PM IST - USA has named its starting eleven. Christian Pulisic starts!.
Matt Turner, Sergino Dest, Walker Zimmerman, Tyler Adams (c), Antonee Robinson, Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie, Jesus Ferreira, Christian Pulisic, Tim Ream, Tim Weah
7:05PM IST - It’s the business end of the tournament. After a group stage which had 48 matches and saw 120 goals, it is time of the knockouts beginning with the round of 16 clash between the Netherlands and the USA. Live action begins at 8:30PM IST. Till then, stay tuned for all the pre-match build-up.
After much posturing, the Netherlands now need to deliver if it is to fulfil its own prophecy at the World Cup, starting with the opening clash of the knockout stage against the United States on Saturday.
There has been much talk -- all from the Dutch camp -- of the team’s potential to go all the way in the tournament in Qatar, principally from veteran coach Louis van Gaal, who enjoys a little mental coaxing and sparring.
But although it won its first-round group, there was little evidence to back up its self-confidence as it stuttered through against Senegal, Ecuador and the Qatari hosts.
That will offer hope to the Americans, who will be underdogs for their last-16 clash but who have already offered up some proof of their potential in an unbeaten run in Group B, with draws against England and Wales and a gritty win over Iran to ensure their progress.
USA coach Gregg Berhalter said his team would have no inferiority complex at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday.
“It’s a great opportunity, but it’s not something that we’re going into it thinking is an honour,” Berhalter said.
“We deserve to be in the position we’re in. And we want to keep going. We don’t want to be going home on Saturday.
“And from here anything can happen. All we need to do is play one game at a time. There’s no need to even project how far this team can go,” added Berhalter, who has an intimate knowledge of Dutch football. The 49-year-old played in the Dutch league for three different clubs between 1996 and 2000.
For the Netherlands, key will be to get Memphis Depay firing in attack and Frenkie de Jong more influential in the middle. Van Gaal has described them both as indispensable to the Dutch cause but they have not yet shown that.
Depay says he is over his hamstring injury, having made two substitute appearances and started their last group game.
“I have drawn a line under the questions about fitness,” he told reporters.
“I’m fit. The knockout phase is serious business. We are past the group phase, we can now not afford to slip into it. Many people thought it would be a piece of cake, but it is always a bit different.”
The 71-year-old Van Gaal was keen not to underestimate the opposition.
“I know from experience that matches against countries such as the United States and Australia, who we encountered at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, are always very difficult,” he said.
“They are very fanatical and sharp on the ball.”
The winner of the match will advance to a quarterfinal meeting with either Argentina or Australia on Dec. 9.
LIVE STREAMING INFO
When will the Netherlands vs USA round of 16 match kick-off?
The Netherlands vs USA round of 16 will kick-off at 8:30PM IST, December 3.
Where will the Netherlands vs USA round of 16 match kick-off?
The Netherlands vs USA round of 16 match will kick-off at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Where can you watch the Netherlands vs USA round of 16 match in India?
The Netherlands vs USA round of 16 match will be telecasted live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be live streamed on JioCinema.
Where can you watch the Netherlands vs USA round of 16 match outside India?
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