World Cup 2022, Day 14: Spherical of 16 knockouts set for kickoff | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information


The Netherlands will conflict with USA and Australia will tackle Argentina on Day 14 of the World Cup in Qatar.

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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)
Pulisic lying on the ground on his stomach, looking like he is clutching it, as others bend down towards him
Christian Pulisic of the US lays injured on the pitch after scoring his aspect’s opening aim throughout the World Cup Group B match between Iran and the US on the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on November 29, 2022 [Luca Bruno/AP Photo]

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.

The Netherlands will look to famous person Cody Gakpo, who has scored 3 times in Qatar, in addition to striker Memphis Depay to repel a younger and artful US squad.

Australia fans inside the stadium before the match. A narrow victory put the Socceroos through to the last 16 for the first time since 2006, while Denmark crashes out of the tournament
A slim victory put the Socceroos by means of to the final 16 for the primary time since 2006 [Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters]

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.

Australia, Group D runners-up, enjoying of their first knockout spherical, cruised into the final 16 with 1-0 wins over Denmark and Tunisia, regardless of a crushing 4-1 loss to France.

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