The Khalifa International Stadium will welcome the Netherlands team and the USA team on December 3, 2022. Despite winning Group A, the Netherlands has had a string of underwhelming performances. The Oranje easily defeated Qatar by a score of 2-0 in their last group match.
In this match on Saturday, they will need to play at their peak. In Group B, the USA finished second, beating out Wales and Iran to guarantee their spot in the Round of 16. The American Dream has had moments of brilliance thus far in the World Cup and won its most recent match against Iran by a narrow 1-0 margin.
Netherlands’ possible starting lineup:
- Van Dijk
- De Roon
- F. De Jong
USA’s possible starting lineup:
The Netherlands team, which was favored to win Group A and proceed to the round of 16, did not let down the Oranje fans, winning 7 points in their three games despite a little lapse against Ecuador. Rising star Gakpo scored the opening goal for the Netherlands in their match against the host nation Qatar on Tuesday, making him only the fourth player in Netherlands history to score in three consecutive World Cup games. Frenkie de Jong also made a contribution with a tap-in to secure first place and send the hosts home without any prizes or points.
Netherlands vs. USA
Khalifa International Stadium
Day, Date and Time
Saturday, December 3, 3 pm GMT
FIFA World Rankings
Netherlands – 8 vs. USA – 14
According to FIFA World Cup 2022, the Netherlands ranks in the 8th position, while the USA is in the 14th position. Even though Jeremie Frimpong, a Dutch defender, had a scare on Wednesday with an ankle injury before coming back to full health on Thursday, Denzel Dumfries was still set to start on the right. Thus, all of Van Gaal’s soldiers should be available, but if Nathan Ake and Matthijs de Ligt receive yellow cards today, they will miss any prospective quarterfinal match. The highly anticipated PSV Eindhoven sensation Gakpo wants to make history by becoming the first Dutch player to score in four straight World Cup games, thus the Oranje may keep the same starting lineup.