The Netherlands and USA will kick off the last-16 phase of the World Cup 2022. At the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Louis van Gaal’s side topped Group A to ensure their passage to the knockout stages, while the Stars and Stripes finished second in Group B behind England. Netherlands vs United States FIFA World Cup
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A minor blip against Ecuador proved to be nothing more than a minor blip for the Netherlands. Who were widely expected to progress to the last 16 as Group A winners and did not let the Orange faithful down with seven points from their three matches.
Breakout star Cody Gackpo became only the fourth man in Netherlands history to score in three consecutive World Cup matches with his well-taken opener against Qatar on Tuesday. And Frankie de Jong also did the trick by tapping-in to secure the first one. Setting up the finish and leaving the hosts winless and penniless on the way to the exit door.
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There have been concerns about the Netherlands’ form at this World Cup, with the Oranje seeing just eight shots on target so far. But Van Gaal has dismissed concerns as the 2010 runners-up are ready to tackle the World Cup’s knockout rounds once again.
By topping Group A, the Netherlands maintained their remarkable streak of reaching the last 16 in every World Cup. They have played in since 1934. And they have only been eliminated at this stage twice in the last 32 years. Once in 1990 and then Again in 2006.
Since their Euro 2020 exit at the hands of the Czech Republic, the Netherlands have put together an 18-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. And Van Gaal is now on track to record an 11th World Cup game without defeat – the all-time record of 12 held by Mario Zagallo and Felipe Scolari in the second tier. left behind
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Putting his body on the line for the team and picking up an injury that required hospitalization. USA talisman Christian Pulisic sent his team into the knockout stages of soccer’s most prestigious event with the only goal of the game in their final Group B match. Iran.
That winner-take-all showdown was settled when Pulisic raced into space to finish from close range in the 38th minute. Allowing Greg Berhalter’s side to leapfrog Iran into second place behind England to set up a thrilling clash with the Dutch.
The Stars and Stripes were also eliminated in the last 16 in 2010 and 2014. And a quarter-final appearance came as recently as 2002 for the USA. But recent history against European nations at World Cups has not been favorable. Barhalter’s crop.
In fact, the USA has not beaten a UEFA team at the World Cup since 2002. Drawing six and losing five against such teams since then. And their three previous knockout games against European nations at the World Cup have all ended in defeat.
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Victory over Iran also marked the first win in six matches in all tournaments for the Stars and Stripes. Who lost their first four clashes with the Netherlands in friendlies. But they recently recorded a remarkable 4-3 victory over the Orange in 2015. Thanks to Bobby Wood’s 90th-minute effort. 3-1 down to win late on.