Netherlands reach quarter-finals, Messi’s Argentina expected to face Australia

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20.01 at : Who will join the Netherlands in the Round of 16? Lionel Messi’s Argentina take on Australia, a match to follow here.

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8 p.m : It’s 8 p.m., here’s the point of the news:

• Emmanuel Macron assures that France will deliver “additional weapons” in Kiev. The French president reminded TF1 that Europe and the United States shared a common will: “continue to help Ukraine resist”.

• Who from Eric Ciotti, Aurélien Pradié or Bruno Retailleau will lead the Les Républicains party? Voting for members opened at 6pm for 24 hours.

• The Netherlands are the first to qualify for the quarter-finals after their victory against the USA (3-1). At 20:00, Argentina meets Australia in the second round of 16 of the day.

• An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit the island of Java. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.5 km, 18 km southeast of the city of Banjar, in the western part of the island.

• The Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, called for “collective responsibility” to avoid strikes at the end of the year. At the same time, the strike movement continues with very disrupted rail traffic at the weekend: only 4 out of 10 trains are running.

19:55. : Gabriel Jesus will not return, nor will his teammate Alex Telles. The two Brazilians were injured on Friday against Cameroon and will miss the rest of the World Cup.

19:39 : Qualified for the quarter-finals after their victory against the USA today (3-1), the Netherlands are gradually asserting themselves as a consistent selection whose ambition is to seek their first World Cup. Analysis by our journalist Denis Menetrier.

Daley Blind, Cody Gakpo and Memphis Depay celebrate Holland's qualification to the quarter-finals at the World Cup, December 3, 2022. (ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP)

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18:01 : It’s 6 p.m., here’s the gist of the news:

• Emmanuel Macron assures that France will deliver “additional weapons” in Kiev. The French president reminded TF1 that Europe and the United States shared a common will: “continue to help Ukraine resist”.

• The Netherlands are the first to qualify for the quarter-finals after their victory against the USA (3-1).

• An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit the island of Java. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.5 km, 18 km southeast of the city of Banjar, in the western part of the island.

• The Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, called for “collective responsibility” to avoid strikes at the end of the year. At the same time, the strike movement continues with very disrupted rail traffic at the weekend: only 4 out of 10 trains are running.

17:55. : The Netherlands qualifies for the quarter-finals and beats the USA (3-1).

17:49 : Holland immediately dampens American hopes with a third goal. Forgotten at the back post, Dumfries need not be asked to deceive Turner. The Netherlands leads 3-1 in the 82nd.

17.50 : USA is back in the game, thanks to an improbable goal from Wright. The player completely misses his recovery on a cross from Pulisic, but the effect printed on the ball deceives the entire Dutch defence. The Netherlands leads 2-1 with 15 minutes left.

16:59 : Still battered by USA, Netherlands benefit from simple touch to take off. Left alone in the axis, Blind perfectly cuts a cross from the right. Break is whistled in steps. The Netherlands leads 2-0.

16:36 : Around 2.45 million spectators attended the first 48 matches of the FIFA World Cup, an attendance rate of 96%, according to Fifa. Qatar outperforms Russia 2018, where the group stages drew 2.17 million fans to the venues. In this article, however, our journalists Pierre Godon and Raphaël Godet explained to you Fifa’s rather special accounts.

16:21 : The USA had started well, with two clear actions, but former Lyonnais Memphis Depay punished Team USA on a surgical counter. Netherlands 1-0 USA (10th).

Dutch striker Memphis Depay during the World Cup match against Qatar on November 29, 2022 in Doha.  (AFP)

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16:07 : Netherlands and USA clash for the first match in this 8th final. The match has just started, you can follow it here.

14:04 : It’s already 2pm, let’s take a look at the news:

• Emmanuel Macron assures that France will deliver “additional weapons” in Kiev. The French president reminded TF1 that Europe and the United States shared a common will: “continue to help Ukraine resist”.

• The Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, called for “collective responsibility” to avoid strikes at the end of the year. At the same time, the strike movement continues with very disrupted rail traffic at the weekend: only 4 out of 10 trains are running.

• An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit the island of Java. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.5 km 18 km southeast of the city of Banjar, in the western part of the island.

• Today, the Round of 16 kicks off in Qatar, including the match between the USA and the Netherlands at 4pm and the match between Australia and Argentina at 8pm. The Blues, on their part, are preparing for their match against Poland, which takes place tomorrow.

13:02 : It’s time for our best-of. Here’s the content you can’t miss:

• He says he is “breakup candidate”. Bruno Retailleau remains in the race to become the new boss of LR against Eric Ciotti, whose first round begins at Our journalist Antoine Comte paints his portrait for you.

• This week, three Chinese astronauts (we’re talking taikonauts) joined a team already in place on the Chinese space station. With this orbital station and its latest achievements, China is showing its ambitions in space. Does his program measure up? Louis San answers you in this article.

• Several tools today make it possible to change the course of a match. But no one has put an end to the controversies about arbitration. On the contrary, they even triggered new ones. The proof in this article.

12:34 p.m. : It’s noon, time to make another point about the titles:

• Rail traffic looks set to be very disrupted this weekend. The SNCF has announced a strike by TGV and Intercités controllers until Sunday: only 4 out of 10 trains will run. A gradual improvement is expected on Monday.

• An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit the island of Java. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.5 km 18 km southeast of the city of Banjar, in the western part of the island.

• Russian economy “will be destroyed” by capping its oil prices and that “will pay and be responsible for all his crimes”, the Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian Presidency, Andriï Yermak, said on Telegram. Follow the latest news from the war in Ukraine in our live.

• Today, the Round of 16 kicks off in Qatar, including the match between the USA and the Netherlands at 4pm and the match between Australia and Argentina at 8pm. The Blues, on their part, are preparing for their match against Poland, which takes place tomorrow.

11:53 : The French team is coming in”a new competition” with the round of 16. On the eve of the match between the Blues against Poland, coach Didier Deschamps said he was focused on this game and refused to talk about the exclusion of France against Switzerland at the European Championship last year. Find the highlights of the press conference here.

11:07 a.m : This year, Fifa promises a World Cup almost free of judging errors thanks to technology. Several tools allow you to change the course of a match. But no one has put an end to the controversies about arbitration. On the contrary, they even triggered new ones. The proof in this article. Japan's Kaoru Mitoma tackles a ball on the line, moments before a crucial goal against Spain, on December 1, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)

10:20 : It’s 9 o’clock, let’s start with a little update on the news:

• The social security budget has been finally approved by the parliament after the rejection of the vote of no confidence by Nupes last night in the assembly.

• Rail traffic looks set to be very disrupted this weekend. The SNCF has announced a strike by TGV and Intercités controllers until Sunday: only 4 out of 10 trains will run. A gradual improvement is expected on Monday.

• The telethon started last night at 6.40pm with 30 hours of live programming. You can follow it with us here. To make a donation, call 3637 or go here.

• Today the round of 16 starts in Qatar. The day will be particularly marked by the meeting between the USA and the Netherlands, at 4 p.m., and the match between Australia and Argentina, at 8 p.m.

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