Netherlands vs USA on Saturday afternoon in the first round of 16 tie at the 2022 World Cup.
While the opponent is an established European power with proven World Cup pedigree, it’s still a soft draw considering they have avoided seeing the likes of Brazil, France, Argentina, Spain, or any other top tournament favorite.
The U.S. have only advanced past the Round of 16 once in World Cup history, with that win coming against CONCACAF rivals Mexico in 2002, meaning they have never beaten a non-North American team in the World Cup knockout stage.
If ever there was a chance to do so, now seems to be that time. The Netherlands were unbeaten through group stage play as well, but looked shaky at times, especially against Ecuador who pressed them into oblivion, as the Dutch were lucky to escape with a point.
Still, Louis van Gaal’s side is on a spectacular 18-match unbeaten run, and the U.S. will need its best performance of the tournament to advance in historic fashion.
- Location: Al-Rayyan, Qatar
- Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium
- Date: Saturday 3 December
- Kick-off Time: 8:30 PM IST
Netherlands vs USA: Where to Watch in India?
Watch on TV: Sports 18/HD
Watch on PC/Mobile/Laptop: Jio Cinema App