Netherlands vs USA LIVE: World Cup 2022 result, final score and reaction as Dutch reach quarter-finals

The Netherlands face the USA as the World Cup knockout stage begins in Qatar. The opening last-16 clash of the tournament sees the winners of Group A, the Netherlands, take on the runners-up of Group B, the USA, with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

It’s been an unpredictable World Cup so far, perhaps the most ever following a chaotic group stage, and both of these teams will be looking to defy the odds and embark on a deep tournament run. Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side have faced criticism back home for the manner in which they finished ahead of Senegal, Ecuador and Qatar in Group A, with the goals of breakout star forward Cody Gakpo so far being their lone bright spark.

The USA, meanwhile, are daring to dream after battling past Iran to qualify behind England in Group B. Christian Pulisic has been cleared to face the Netherlands after he was injured while scoring the winner against Iran, while the USA will look to cause the Dutch problems with their energy and physicality in midfield. The USA have not made it past the last-16 of a men’s World Cup since 2002.

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Netherlands vs USA latest updates

  • Netherlands face USA in last 16 of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar - the game started at 3pm GMT (10am ET)

  • 81’ - GOAL! Denzel Dumfries reinstates the Netherlands’ two-goal lead (NED 3-1 USA)

  • 76’ - GOAL! Haji Wright luckily clips the ball in to give the US a lifeline (NED 2-1 USA)

  • 50’ - OFF THE LINE! US defender Tim Ream’s effort cleared (NED 2-0 USA)

  • 45’ - GOAL! Daley Blind doubles the Dutch lead on stroke of half-time (NED 2-0 USA)

  • 10’ - GOAL! Memphis Depay finishes into the corner after lovely Dutch move (NED 1-0 USA)

  • 3’ - CHANCE! Christian Pulisic’s effort saved by Andries Noppert (NED 0-0 USA)

  • Winner faces either Argentina or Australia in the quarter-finals

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 3-1 USA

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90+3 mins: Ake and Gakpo OFF; De Ligt and Weghorst ON.

The US have run out of gas here.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 3-1 USA

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90 mins: SIx minutes of added time.

US make their final change: Robinson comes off for Morris.

The Dutch about to make a late double change too...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 3-1 USA

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89 mins: Robinson does well this time to block Bergwijn’s shot as he turns in the box...

The Dutch are almost there.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 3-1 USA

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87 mins: Frenkie de Jong booked for a cynical trip on Pulisic!

Stonewall yellow.

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 3-1 USA

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86 mins: Good effort from Zimmerman!

Ream wins the knockdown from the corner and the US defender tries an overhead kick - just wide!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 3-1 USA

16:43 , Kieran Jackson

85 mins: Depay has come off for a Dutch debut for 19-year-old Xavi Simons.

That goal has - understandably - taken the sting out of this American team. They do have a corner though...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 3-1 USA (Dumfries, 81)

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GOAL! That should do it for the Dutch!

Denzel Dumfries - who has been the best player on the pitch - with a terrific finish! Daley Blind finds the right back with a cross to the far post and Dumfries finishes into the bottom-corner with his left-foot on the volley!

US left back Antonee Robinson simply didn’t know he was there! The Netherlands have breathing space again!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-1 USA

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79 mins: Pulisic has another speculative shot from range but Noppert gets everything behind it to catch comfortably!

The USA pushing intensely though now!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-1 USA (Wright 76)

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GOAL! The US finally have their goal - and they’re back in it!

Yedlin finds Pulisic on the right and his cross finds Haji Wright, with the ball flicking off his foot and looping into the far corner!

Huge slick of luck for the United States with that finish - Wright certainly didn’t mean that!

GAME ON!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

16:33 , Kieran Jackson

75 mins: What a chance spurned by Wright!

Depay’s backpass is picked up by the US sub but his touch around Noppert is heavy - and Dumfries clears off the line from a tight angle!

It’s just not going in for the United States! They make another change: Dest OFF, Yedlin ON.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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74 mins: Reyna did well to out-pace Van Dijk from right to left but his shot is wayward!

The US looking slightly out of ideas - and a little bit out on their feet some of them. It’s been a physical game!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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72 mins: Goalkeeper Matt Turner keeps the US in the game with a tremendous double-save!

He gets down well to kepe out Koopmeiners’ low shot and then shows tremendous reactions to keep out Depay’s follow-up header!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

16:29 , Kieran Jackson

70 mins: Been quite the battle between Dumfries and Robinson on the wing - both have so much pace but it’s been a terrific match-up!

Robinson’s slide tackle means a corner for the Dutch, with the ball in headed over by Van Dijk.

20 to go. Time running out for the United States...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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67 mins: USA left back Antonee Robinson is down here - looks like he’s hurt his hip in the challenge with Dumfires. Looks ok to continue though...

US changes incoming. Aaronsen and Wright ON; Weah and McKennie OFF.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

16:22 , Kieran Jackson

64 mins: Game is very open now!

Dumfries powers forward and goes down in the penalty area, but Robinson got the ball!

Up the other end, Weah is wasteful as he shoots from outside the box with attacking options around him!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

16:19 , Kieran Jackson

62 mins: Good tip over from US keeper Turner, with Depay striking first-time with a whipped shot from the edge of the box!

Entertaining game now!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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61 mins: First booking of the game goes to Teun Koopmeiners for a late clip on Pulisic.

Free-kick now out-wide - can the US make it count?!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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60 mins: Pulisic crosses in but it’s comfortably cleared by Van Dijk, who then heads away again from the follow-up cross.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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58 mins: Pulisic draws a foul from Van Dijk and the US have a free-kick centre of the pitch, 30 yards out.

Cross or shot?

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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54 mins: Reyna cuts inside from the left and finds McKennie on the edge of the box. The midfielder gets the ball out of his feet though but can only shoot over with his left-foot!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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53 mins: Pulisic has a specualtive shot from long-range but it rolls comfortably into Noppert’s arms.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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51 mins: What a threat Dumfires has been down the right!

Once again his cross into the box is dangerous, deflecting off Zimmerman and forcing Turner to make a quick-reaction save, before Dest clears.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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50 mins: Oh so close for the USA!

Tim Ream looks to bundle the ball home from close range after a knockdown from the corner... but it’s cleared off the line by the Dutch!

It remains 2-0...

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

16:07 , Kieran Jackson

49 mins: Quick start to the half!

At one end, Depay’s square ball to Bergwijn is overhit when a shot at goal was possible and at the other end, Weah’s surge down the right brings about a US corner...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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SECOND-HALF: We’re back underway. Can the US find a route back into this clash?

Pulisic looking as though he’s playing in a more central false nine role early on...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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The players are back out for the second-half at the Khalifa International Stadium!

The Netherlands have made a double change at half-time: Klaassen and De Roon OFF, Koopmeiners and Bergwijn ON.

The US have also made a switch: Ferreira OFF, Reyna ON.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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Sloppy from the US defensively for the second goal - but it’s clincal from Daley Blind!

A lot of work to do for the United States in the second-half.

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA

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HALF-TIME: The Netherlands two goals up in this last-16 tie!

Memphis Depay and Daley Blind the goalscorers with two brilliant goals, but the United States have had their openings too!

It’s far from done yet... but the Dutch in control.

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 USA (Blind 45+1)

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GOAL! The Netherlands double their lead - and it’s Daley Blind!

It’s all too easy - almost a carbon copy of the first goal! Dumfries’ cross from the right is met by the right foot of Blind, who strikes into the corner beyond Turner!

The Dutch in charge - very much against the run of play!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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45 mins: Dest just couldn’t finish right at the end!

It’s a brilliant run by the USA right back - he surges into the box but he just can’t get clean contact on his finish!

The Dutch need half-time now! One minute of added-time at the end of the first-half...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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43 mins: Great strike from Timothy Weah!

Noppert saves well from the US striker’s powerful long-range strike - terrific hit!

USA probing here....

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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42 mins: It’s a poor layoff from Pulisic at the end there!

Weah surges down the right and with his back to goal, Pulisic looks to lay-off Robinson but it skids wide - with the left back unable to fashion anything with the cross.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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39 mins: Pulisic is too slow at getting a cross in there - Dumfries clears comfortably.

Why have the US slowed the pace of the game so much?!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

15:36 , Kieran Jackson

34 mins: Not too sure why, but the United States have really slowed down the tempo of this match, and are struggling to fashion any chances now against this very low and narrow Dutch block.

Works for the Netherlands, given the pace of Depay and Gakpo on the counter. Just over 10 to go...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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29 mins: Gakpo’s first corner is headed over by Van Dijk via a deflection, and his second corner is headed clear by the United States.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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28 mins: De Jong finds Depay down the left and up against Zimmerman, the US defender does well to hold hid ground and get a foot in!

Netherlands do have a corner though...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

15:27 , Kieran Jackson

26 mins: Game has hit its first lull here, with the Dutch a little more compact when the United States have the ball now.

Meanwhile, here’s Depay’s goal!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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21 mins: Depay is found down the right-hand side and takes a snapshot - but it skews harmlessly wide of Turner’s goal.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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18 mins: Oh why didn’t Gakpo shoot?!

The Dutch star sprints towards the penalty area but instead of shooting, he sets up Blind coming up on the left-hand side but it’s a bad ball and the ex-Man United star’s shot is high and wide!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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17 mins: Robinson is this time the player with room in the left but as he coasts into the box, he runs out of legs and is tackled.

See the United States do look good going forward... but are leaving themselves short consequently at the back!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA

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14 mins: Pulisic finds some room once more down the left but - unlike Dumfires moments earlier - he can’t pick out one of his attacking options in the box!

Straight down the other end, a better touch from Cody Gakpo would have seen him soar past Tim Ream - yet he gets the ball stuck under his feet and the US regroup.

Terrific start to this match!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 USA (Depay, 10)

15:11 , Kieran Jackson

GOAL! With their first attack of the game, the Netherlands have taken the lead!

It’s Memphis Depay with the goal - such a cool finish! Lovely move from the Dutch: Gakpo plays in Dumfries down the right and his cross into the box is perfect for Depay to finish first-time into the corner!

No chance for Matt Turner! Louis van Gaal’s side in front against the run of play!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 USA

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8 mins: Pulisic is in - again! - down the left-hand side and his dangerous cross is headed clear by Nathan Ake.

Injury? What injury?!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 USA

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7 mins: It’s a dominant start from the United States!

Denzel Dumfries forced into a sliding challenge to stop USA left back Antonee Robinson’s overlapping run from Pulisic’s through ball!

Corner for the USA - but it curls out for a goal-kick.

The Dutch having got going yet!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 USA

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3 mins: Big early chance for Christian Pulisic!

The USA star is played through neatly in the box by captain Tyler Adams - he strikes left-footed but Dutch keeper Andries Noppert saves well with his feet!

Oh will the United States live to regret that? Very lively opening from the Americans...

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 USA

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KICK-OFF! We’re underway with the first knockout game of the 2022 World Cup!

Who will progress to the quarter-finals to face either Argentina or Australia?

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA - a reminder of the starting XIs!

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Netherlands: Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, F. De Jong, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay

USA: Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; Musah, McKennie, Adams; Weah, Pulisic, Ferreira

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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The teams are out at the Khalifa International Stadium, The Dutch in their usual orange strip, the United States in white.

Time for the national anthems!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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The players are back in after their warm-up and we’re just 10 minutes away from the first knockout game of the 2022 World Cup!

The Netherlands topped their group, obtaining seven points from a group with Qatar, Senegal and Ecuador, while the United States emerged from the group-stage unbeaten - with a final win against Iran coming after draws versus Wales and England.

The teams should be out sortly!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA - STAT ATTACK!

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- This is the first ever competitive meeting between the Netherlands and the United States

- Three-time finalists, the Netherlands have never won the World Cup

- The USA have not reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup since 2002, when head coach Gregg Berhalter was playing for his national team.

- The current US squad is the youngest left in the tournament

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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Iran 0-1 USA - MATCH REPORT

By Ben Burrows at the Al Thumama Stadium

Christian Pulisic wasn’t born the last time the United States played Iran at a World Cup. But, 24 years on from ‘the mother of games’, he was the hero of the piece as his side gained a measure of revenge and a place in the last-16 in Qatar.

His winning goal, just before half-time of this 1-0 win at Thumama Stadium, gave the US the three points they needed to progress in second place from Group B alongside England, a third spot in the knockout rounds in as many tournaments.

He had come close against the Three Lions four days ago, hitting Jordan Pickford’s crossbar in a game the US could and should have won, but made no mistake when presented with the best opening in this one to score a first-ever World Cup goal.

The injury gained while firing home and that forced him off here will have a country sweating between now and a date with the Netherlands on Saturday, but that can wait for another day after a hard-earned and highly-charged victory that will be felt from Texas to Tehran.

“Why is it that you should not ask your government to take away its military fleet from the Persian Gulf?”, coach Gregg Berhalter was asked in his pre-match press conference. The question, about as far away from team news and tactics as you can get, succinctly set the scene ahead of this most political of contests in this or any sporting competition’s history.

USA edge through to World Cup last-16 with Pulisic netting winner against Iran

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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Here’s the scene at the Khalifa International Stadium with around 35 minutes until kick-off!

This stadium was where Japan beat both Germany and Spain - could another upset be on the cards this afternoon?!

The Netherlands also lost their last-16 at Euro 2020 last year in something of a shock, against the Czech Republic!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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Is this the most unpredictable World Cup in recent history?

The World Cup group stage has thrown up its fair share of surprises in 2022.

Argentina, France, Spain, Portugal and Brazil all suffered defeats against lower-ranked opposition on the way to qualifying for the last 16, while Germany and Belgium exited the competition on the back of shock losses. Is this unprecedented or simply the continuation of a trend?

Here, we compare group stage results in 2022 with the previous six World Cups contested by 32 teams. This is the first World Cup since the expansion to 32 teams in which no team has qualified from the group stage with a 100 per cent record.

Is this the most unpredictable World Cup in recent history?

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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The evolution of Louis Van Gaal, unfinished business and not ‘living in the past’

By Richard Jolly in Doha

Even at 71, Louis van Gaal has unfinished business. An epic career has entered extra time but even if it brings a crowning glory, Van Gaal could extend it further. Lose and Saturday’s match against the United States will be the final game of his third spell in charge of his native Netherlands. Win and he will have an added allure to suitors.

He has been touted as a possible successor to Roberto Martinez, who resigned as Belgium manager after their early exit. In typically direct fashion, Van Gaal flirted with the idea, citing his wins over the world’s second-ranked team in the Nations League and adding an idiosyncratic flavour to his answer.

“Belgium is a wonderful country with really friendly people and Knokke is a wonderful beach town,” Van Gaal said. “You have to convince my wife. No, I am joking, I am always at liberty to take decisions myself but there are certain countries I won’t move to and my wife Truus won’t move to.”

All of which felt typical Van Gaal. He may be the most eccentric and the most immodest manager at the World Cup. While others conceal their ambition, he advertises his. Holland have rarely performed like potential winners in the group stages but Van Gaal is bullish in his belief they can emerge triumphant.

“We want to become world champions and we have four matches ahead of us and then we will see what opportunities are ahead of us,” he said. “If we do become world champions, everyone is so opportunistic in this football world there will be offers and if I have to listen to the Dutch media, we will never be champions.”

The evolution of Louis Van Gaal, ‘lessons learned’ and unfinished business

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA - TEAM NEWS

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Netherlands: Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, F. De Jong, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay

Memphis Depay starts for the Dutch!

USA: Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; Musah, McKennie, Adams; Weah, Pulisic, Ferreira

Christian Pulisic also makes it despite his injury - but Josh Sargeant doesn’t!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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USA head coach Berhalter has guided his squad through to the knockout stage after a 1-0 win against Iran in Group B followed draws against Wales and England.

Former Crystal Palace defender Berhalter, who spent six years as a player in the Netherlands with Zwolle, Sparta Rotterdam and Cambuur, said Dutch football had been hugely influential on his coaching career. The 49-year-old also laughed off the criticism Van Gaal has faced over his playing style.

Berhalter said: “I’m laughing because there’s always criticism in Holland. How many coaches are there in Holland, 16 million? Isn’t that what they say? I heard the same thing in 2014. Louis van Gaal has tough enough skin. He realises his job is to deliver wins and he’s been doing that.

“They’re undefeated in the group stage and I’m sure he’s focused on trying to guide his team to the final. He was very successful in 2014. He finds a way to win wherever he goes, so if I’m the Dutch public I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I’d just wait and see.”

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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Louis van Gaal not surprised by ‘excellent’ USA’s progress at World Cup

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal insists he has not been surprised by last-16 opponents USA’s progress at the World Cup.

Van Gaal, whose side take on the USA in the first round-of-16 match on Saturday after topping Group A, believes Gregg Berhalter’s side are one of the best-drilled teams at Qatar 2022.

He said: “It’s a process and perhaps the USA hadn’t expected that from this squad, but if you watch them play, it’s crystal clear they’ve had opportunities. I don’t think it’s a surprise to be quite frank.

“The USA has an excellent ‘team’. I would say one of the best ‘teams’, fine-tuned. It’s going to be a very tough match. But it’s nothing we can’t overcome. We also have a good team, that’s my view. We’ll have to wait and see in this match which of the two squads is the best.

“I’m not going to downplay the USA. On the contrary, they’re an example of what a good team is supposed to be. There are also teams who have progressed who are not a good ‘team’, but who have excellent individual qualities.”

Van Gaal laughed off suggestions he might be interested in the Belgium job after the tournament following Roberto Martinez’s announcement he would not be renewing his contract.

Louis van Gaal not surprised by ‘excellent’ USA’s progress at World Cup

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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Christian Pulisic has been cleared to play against the Netherlands, despite suffering a pelvic injury while scoring against Iran. Pulisic was taken to hospital during the 1-0 win, and although his status has been “day-to-day” since, the US Soccer Federation said after Friday’s training session that the American had been given the go-ahead.

Jose Sargent is a doubt, however, due to an ankle injury. “With Christian we’re hopeful, I think with [Sargent] a little less so,” United States coach Gregg Berhalter said on Friday. “At this stage, it’s go time. If you can push through it, you do. So I’m sure he’ll have that mindset.”

The Netherlands have fewer concerns and could name an unchanged team from the side that beat Qatar, with Memphis Depay returning to full fitness. Nathan Ake is a yellow card away from suspension.

Predicted line-ups

Netherlands: Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, F. De Jong, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay

USA: Turner; Dest, Carter-Vickers, Ream, Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Wright, Pulisic

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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Prediction

The Netherlands did not impress during the group stages but you could argue that they have yet to be seriously tested at this World Cup. If they turn it on against the USA, they may prove why they are favourites, but it would still require improvement across all areas. The USA have the energy and gameplan to trouble the Netherlands with their press, which is set to be an important aspect of the match. If they can keep Cody Gakpo quiet and stop Frenkie de Jong from running the game, an upset may be on the cards. Netherlands 0-1 USA

Odds

Netherlands to go through: 7/15

USA to go through: 19/10

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs USA

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The match will kick off at 3pm GMT (10am ET)  on Saturday 3 December. It will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium.

What TV channel is it on and how can I watch it online?

In the UK, it will be shown on BBC One, with coverage starting at 2:30pm, as well as on the BBC iPlayer.

The match will be shown on Fox Sports 1 in the United States.

Good afternoon

13:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Good afternon and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Netherlands vs USA, as the World Cup knockout stage begins in Qatar. The opening last-16 clash of the tournament sees the winners of Group A, the Netherlands, take on the runners-up of Group B, the USA, with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

It’s been an unpredictable World Cup so far, perhaps the most ever following a chaotic group stage, and both of these teams will be looking to defy the odds and embark on a deep tournament run. Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side have faced criticism back home for the manner in which they finished ahead of Senegal, Ecuador and Qatar in Group A, with the goals of breakout star forward Cody Gakpo so far being their lone bright spark.

The USA, meanwhile, are daring to dream after battling past Iran to qualify behind England in Group B. Christian Pulisic has been cleared to face the Netherlands after he was injured while scoring the winner against Iran, while the USA will look to cause the Dutch problems with their energy and physicality in midfield. The USA have not made it past the last-16 of a men’s World Cup since 2002.