World Cup 2022: The Netherlands face the US whereas battling the flu, Argentina tackle Australia

There are solely two video games happening on Saturday on the primary day of the knockout stage of the World Cup, and just one European workforce on the pitch: the Netherlands, as they tackle the US.

Here is our at-a-glance take a look at the day forward.

Netherlands vs US (16:00)

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Daley Blind of the Netherlands connects a shot throughout a World Cup group A soccer match in opposition to Qatar on the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.AP Photograph/Petr David Josek
  • The Dutch workforce has had a day of relaxation earlier than the match with the US on Saturday, because the workforce has been battling the flu. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has not specified what number of gamers have been affected.

  • The US is making an attempt to get to the quarterfinals for the primary time since 2002.

  • The American viewers has supported the workforce’s efforts, tuning into the primary three matches in document numbers.

  • Christian Pulisic, who turned an American star with the successful aim that lifted his workforce into the spherical of 16 on the World Cup, will play regardless of injuring his pelvic bone whereas colliding with Iran’s goalkeeper.

  • However the US has been winless in its final 11 World Cup video games in opposition to European groups, a streak that features 5 losses and 6 attracts.


Argentina vs Australia (20:00)

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi controls a ball throughout a coaching session on the eve of the spherical of sixteen World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Australia, in Doha.AP Photograph/Jorge Saenz
  • Will this be Lionel Messi’s final World Cup match? Australia is broadly anticipated to lose to Argentina — however there have been many upsets on this World Cup thus far.

  • Argentina was shocked by Saudi Arabia in its opening match and needed to beat Poland earlier this week to advance within the World Cup. After beating Poland, Argentina

emerged because the winner of Group C earlier this week.

  • Australia is within the knockout spherical for under the second time, its earlier journey a 1-0 loss to Italy in 2006.

  • That is the primary match between the 2 groups since 2007.

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