Since Christian Pulisic’s huge opportunity in the 3rd minute, the Americans have not shot on goal.
35′. The start of the Oranje match is very interesting tactically. The forwards and midfielder block passing angles very well and prevent the trio of Musah – Adams – McKennie from shining.
32′. The Americans are taking a big risk in the recovery. It’s not really worth it at the moment. Make sure you don’t regret it…
31′. The fight has been choppy for a few minutes, with a lot of technical inaccuracies, like this lack of control from Robinson.
28′. Great acceleration from Memphis, who enters the box, but delays and chains the hooks, allowing the US defense to come back. He still gets a corner, but it does nothing.
27′. Attention Turner, pushing his ball a little too much when clearing. Memphis sneaked…
American Christian Pulisic and Dutchman Memphis Depay have already touched three balls in the opposite area. The two strikers are the biggest dangers at the start of the match.
20′. Despite the Dutch opening, the Yanks remain quite high in the field. But they are less dangerous and expose themselves to the liveliness of the offensive players from the Oranje.
18′. DALEY BLIND! Gakpo hits full axis and switches blind. His delivery is a little soft and the shot from the Dutch left-hander flies away in the clouds.
16′. Good catch of the ball from Robinson who accelerates full axis and enters the surface. But he then procrastinates and loses the leather.
Barcelona Memphis Depay scored his 43rd goal in the Dutch selection, his third in the World Cup, the first in this Qatar World Cup. He also becomes the second top scorer in Oranje history, after Robin van Persie (50).
The Dutch opened the scoring with their first shot of the game. Clinical effect for Louis van Gaal players.
13′. Pulisic is found again on the left wing. His center is dangerous, but finds no one at the reception.
11′. The opener is cruel for the Americans, who had started the game well but are being punished by the Oranje’s realism.
⚽ 10′. DEPAY OPENS THE SCORE! Gakpo is in the heart of the game, advancing and moving Dumfries to the right. The Dutch stamp crosses towards Memphis Depay, who deceives Turner on his right.
9′. Memphis’ first foray into American soil. The former Lyonnais provokes, creates a small difference, but misses his shot, too broken and easily cleared.
5′. Good start to the game from the Yanks, who move high up the field and hamper Holland’s recovery considerably.
🔴 3′. ANDRIES NOPPERT! The first option in this match is American, with this strike from Pulisic, left side, forcing the Dutch goalkeeper into a beautiful save with his foot. The Chelsea player was not offside, covered by a last defender.
🕓 Here we go!
The final stage of this World Cup opens with the kick-off of this Netherlands – USA. The winner will face Argentina or Australia for a place in the last four. Kick off is given by Oranje.
⏳ Kick-off is approaching
The 22 actors make their entrance on the lawn of the Khalifa International stadium. Make room for the two hymns.
Christian Pulisic has been involved in 6 goals in his last 9 games with the USA in all competitions (4 goals, 2 assists), including 2 for his team this World Cup (1 goal, 1 assist). In total, he scored at least twice as many goals in the American jersey (22) than any other player in the selection present at this World Cup.
The U.S. has not won any of its last 11 World Cup games against European nations (six draws, five losses) since a win against Portugal in 2002 (3-2). In all, the Americans have won just three of their 23 such matches in the tournament (seven draws, 13 losses) and also beat Belgium in 1930 and England in 1950.
This is the first official match between the two nations, who have met five times in their history, each time in a friendly. The Dutch won the first four matches between 1998 and 2010, but lost the most recent one in 2015.
🟠 Dutch supporters are well present when the match approaches
📣 A Brazilian flute
Mr. Wilton Sampaio will be in charge of refereeing this first round of 16.
📊 Five things to know before the kick-off of this round of 16
🔥 A special match for the American Sergino Dest, trained in the Netherlands
The USA has lost 3 of their 4 World Cup Round of 16 and only won in 2002 against Mexico (2-0). The Americans have lost each of their 8th to European nations in the tournament: to Italy in 1934 (1-7), Germany in 2002 (0-1) and Belgium in 2014 (1-2).
🔎 Yanks progress in the group stage
Placed in Pool B, the USA started with a poorly paid draw against Wales (1-1) before standing up to England (0-0) and grabbing their qualification against England. Iran thanks to a goal from their star Christian Pulisic.
2️⃣ USA to the second quarter-final in the World Cup
Qualifying for the fifth time in their history in the round of 16 of a World Cup, the USA reached the quarterfinals only once, in 2002. They will try to repeat that achievement this afternoon.
🔄 On the temporary benches…
Netherlands: Frimpong, Berguis, Bergwijn, Bijlow, Janssen, Koopmeiners, Lang, Malacia, Pasveer, Simons, Taylor, Weghorst, L. De Jong, De Ligt, De Vrij.
United States : Aaronson, Carter-Vickers, Horvath, Johnson, Long, Moore, Morris, Acosta, Reyna, Roldan, Scally, Wright, Yedlin, De La Torre.
Gregg Berhalter starts 1️⃣1️⃣
Turner (v) – Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson – Musah, Adams (cap), McKennie – Ferreira, Weah, Pulisic.
⏳ Cody Gakpo, the young lion hungry for goals
The PSV Eindhoven forward is having an exceptional start to the season at both club and national level. He has already scored three goals since the start of the World Cup. He will be one of the X-factors in this meeting.
Start 1️⃣1️⃣ by Louis Van Gaal
Noppert (g) – Timber, Van Dijk, Ake – Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Blind – Klaassen, Depay, Gakpo.
🟠 The route in the Netherlands
To qualify for the round of 16 of this World Cup, the Dutch launched their competition with a success in front of Senegal (2-0) before skating against Ecuador (1-1). They then finished their group stage with a controlled victory against Qatar (2-0).
The Netherlands are unbeaten in their last 19 World Cup matches against non-European nations (13 wins, 6 draws), their last loss dating back to the quarter-finals of the 1994 edition (2-3 against Brazil). But 2 of the 6 drawn games in this series saw the Oranje eliminated on penalties (against Brazil in 1998 and Argentina in 2014).
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Welcome to this live broadcast to follow the first round of 16 of the World Cup between Netherlands and USA with us. Kick off will be at 4 p.m.