The Netherlands will conflict with USA and Australia will tackle Argentina on Day 14 of the World Cup in Qatar.
We’re lastly right here — the Spherical of 16 on the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Two knockout matches are scheduled for Saturday – December 3, 2022 – the 14th day of the event.
- Netherlands vs USA (Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, 6pm/15:00 GMT)
- Argentina vs Australia (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, 10pm/19:00 GMT)
Netherlands vs USA
All eyes are on injured USA attacker Christian Pulisic – the most costly participant in North American historical past – and whether or not he’ll stage a knockout-round comeback on Saturday following a tumble on the web in his daring, game-winning, aim in opposition to Iran that secured his crew’s place within the final 16.
It’s unclear if Pulisic, who sustained a pelvic contusion, will begin in opposition to the Dutch, who edged Senegal to clinch Group A. The Chelsea winger’s absence can be a crucial setback to the US lineup, the youngest crew on common in Qatar, who haven’t superior past the quarter-finals in 90 years.
“I’m taking it day-by-day for now and I’ll do all the things in my energy to work with this medical crew and ensure I can play,” Pulisic, 24, stated at coaching camp with the US squad on Thursday.
Argentina vs Australia
Argentina, rebounding from an opening defeat in opposition to Saudi Arabia and having jetted previous Mexico and Poland to prime Group C, are closely favoured in opposition to Australia. The Argentinians are ranked 35 factors forward of the Socceroos.
Notably, captain Lionel Messi’s profession hangs within the steadiness on Saturday. For Messi, who has netted two objectives in Qatar however has but to win a World Cup, Saturday’s match could possibly be his final World Cup recreation if Argentina tanks, spelling the tip of an illustrious profession.
Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, who was taken off the sector throughout Argentina’s win over Poland, will seemingly begin however it isn’t but confirmed.
“We’ll break our backs on this pitch to compete, we all know how tough this World Cup is, that is soccer,” Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni stated on Friday.