The Netherlands and the United States will face each other for the knockout stages of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. On the one hand, the journey of the Dutch team in the World Cup started with an important victory against Senegal (2-0), then drew against Ecuador (1-1) and, on the last date, won 2-0 against the host Qatar. The “Clockwork Orange” finished in the first position of Group A with seven units.
Instead, the United States finished second in Group B with five points after drawing against Wales (1-1) and England (0-0) and beating Iran 1-0 on matchday three.
Considering how both teams reach the 22nd edition of the World Cup, the Netherlands, managed by Louis van Gaal, is ranked number eight in the FIFA ranking and is their eleventh World Cup competition.
After marking one of the most notorious absences in Russia in 2018, “A Clockwork Orange” returns to Qatar 2022 with the desire for prominence and the fresh antecedent of South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, editions in which it did not fall below the semifinals.
The Netherlands always surpassed the first World Cup phase in its ten previous participants and among its best results are the finals reached in Germany ’74, Argentina ’78 and South Africa 2010, which lost to the selected hosts in the first two cases and against Spain in the rest.
Liverpool center-back Virgil van Dijk, 31, is his undisputed figure. With eight seasons in the Premier League, the captain has been part of the elite of world football since 2019 when he has crowned the Champions League and finished second, behind Lionel Messi, in the voting for the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA The Best award.
In addition, he has in defense other players of the hierarchy such as Denzel Dumfries and Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), and Daley Blind (Ajax).
In midfield, his main card is the distinguished Frenkie de Jong and, upfront, is Memphis Depay, both Barcelona players.
Another highlight is Eredivisie PSV striker Cody Gakpo, who scored three goals in group-stage matches against Senegal, Ecuador, and Qatar.
In contrast, the United States, led by Gregg Berhalter, is ranked 16th in the FIFA ranking and Qatar 2022 is its eleventh World Cup competition.
The coach’s 26-man roster is the U.S. team’s second-youngest roster at a World Cup, with an average age of 25 years and 175 days, at the time of the World Cup opener against Wales on Nov. 21. Only the 1990 team at 24 years and 24 days old was younger.
Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic and Juventus midfielders Weston McKennie; from Borussia Dortmund, Giovanni Reyna; and Leeds United, Tyler Adams, are some of the figures that make up the final roster of the United States to play the next World Cup.
A peculiarity is that among the strikers appears Tim Weah, son of the former Liberian star and scorer George Weah – today president of that African country – and who could never play a World Cup despite having been one of the most lethal gunners of European football in the 90s.
In this way, the Netherlands and the United States will face each other in Qatar in 2022. The particularity of this meeting is that it will be the first time they will face each other in a World Cup.
When and at what time the Netherlands vs United States play in the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 12:00 (Argentina time)
Stadium: Khalifa International
Which channel passes Netherlands vs. United States live on TV
The match can be seen live from Argentina on TV Pública and DirecTV Sports.
How to watch FREE Netherlands vs. United States live online at the Qatar 2022 World Cup
The public channel will broadcast live, free of charge throughout the country, half of the World Cup games (32), complemented by Tyc Sports Play, which will offer the other 50%. It can also be seen through platforms such as Flow, DirecTV Go and Telecentro Play, with the requirement of being subscribed to cable operators.