DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 03: The gamers of Netherlands rejoice victory at full time in the course of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Spherical of 16 match between Netherlands and USA at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium on December 3, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Picture by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Photographs)
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Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored within the first half and Denzel Dumfries added a late objective because the Netherlands eradicated the USA from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory Saturday that superior the Dutch to the quarterfinals.
Second-half substitute Haji Wright lower the U.S. deficit to 2-1 within the 76th minute when Christian Pulisic’s cross hit his trailing foot and popped over goalkeeper Andries Noppert and into the web. However Dumfries, who assisted on the primary two objectives, scored on a volley within the 81st.
Runners-up in 1974, 1978 and 2010, the Oranje prolonged their unbeaten streak to 19 video games and face Argentina or Australia on Friday.
It was a disappointing finish for a rebuilt U.S. group hoping to advance previous the spherical of 16 for the primary time since 2002. Utilizing the second-youngest squad within the event, the People achieved the naked minimal to contemplate the World Cup successful, beating Iran of their group-stage finale to succeed in the knockout spherical.
However similar to in 2010 towards Ghana and 2014 towards Belgium, the USA was eradicated within the spherical of 16. The People are winless in 12 video games towards European opponents on the World Cup since 2002, dropping six, and are 1-7 in the course of the event’s knockout rounds.
Pulisic, enjoying 4 days after getting damage throughout his game-winning objective towards Iran, had an opportunity to place the USA forward within the third minute however Noppert, enjoying in solely his fourth worldwide match, blocked his point-blank shot. With the People in search of an equalizing objective, Noppert dived to cease Tim Weah’s 25-yard effort within the forty second.
The group of 44,846 was effectively again from the sphere at renovated Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, which has an athletics monitor and was extra subdued than the raucous spectators for the match towards Iran.
Whereas the USA had the higher play in the beginning, the Dutch went forward after breaking the American press. Dumfries one-timed a move from the correct flank as Depay streaked unmarked into the penalty space. His right-footed shot from 14 yards beat Matt Turner to the far put up within the tenth minute for his forty third worldwide objective, shifting him into sole possession of second place on the Dutch profession scoring checklist behind Robin van Persie’s 50.
The objective was the primary allowed by the USA from the run of play within the event. In 37 World Cup matches, the People have by no means gained a sport through which they trailed.
The Netherlands doubled the lead on just about the ultimate kick of the primary half, within the first minute of stoppage time. After a fast sequence of exchanges following a throw-in, Dumfries obtained a cross round Tyler Adams and located Blind extensive open on the penalty spot. Blind scored solely his third worldwide objective — his first in eight years. Gio Reyna fed an open Weston McKennie within the 54th, however he skied his shot over the crossbar.
Wright entered within the 67th and scored his second worldwide objective, sparking U.S. hopes. However Dumfries was left unmarked by Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson and used his left foot to volley Blind’s cross.