Netherlands vs USA Match Results, Highlights, Goals, Stats, Man of the Match, Round of 16

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The Netherlands topped group A and met the USA in the round of 16 which is in the second position in group B. The match was at Khalifa International Stadium at 18:00 local Qatar time on 3 December Saturday.

Netherlands vs USA Match Results

The Netherlands won the match against the USA and qualified for the quarter-finals while the USA is out of the tournament as this was a knockout round. The score is Netherlands 3-1 USA.

Netherlands vs USA Match Results
Netherlands vs USA Match Results

Netherlands vs USA Match Summary Highlights

Netherlands vs USA All Goals

The Netherlands vs USA Match Stats First-Half

Netherlands vs USA Match Stats First-Half
Netherlands vs USA Match Stats First-Half

In the first half USA seem to be in attacking mode as they have been seen since the tournament. The USA acquired 63% of the ball possession in the first half but Memphis scored a goal at 10′ with the assist of Denzel Dumfries. After this goal, the Netherlands tried to slow down the game but at the same time USA’s pace was at its peak and they were continuously trying to dominate the game, Netherlands experience was a major obstacle for them in their mission.

Still, Denzel Dumfries provided another superb assist to Daley Blind who converted it into a goal at 45+1′ and USA was nil before the first half.

The Netherlands vs USA Match Stats Second-Half

Netherlands vs USA Match Stats
Netherlands vs USA Match Complete Stats

In the second half, the Dutch were confident and hijacked the game but unfortunately, Haji Wright who was a substitute player for the USA scored a goal at 76′. After the first goal players of the USA again charged up and started attacking against the Dutch but the USA did not succeed.

The USA tried very hard against the Netherlands and after the substitutions, they were fresh and charged. In the first half USA created 3 shots from which 2 were on target and after the first half, they took their rest 14 shots from which 4 were on target. But in the end, Experience beats pace here.

Man of the Match The Netherlands vs USA

Denzel Dumfries is the man of the match between the Netherlands and the USA

Denzel Dumfries played an extraordinary and brilliant performance in this match and showed his legacy to his manager and nation. Denzel Dumfries did not just score a goal but he provided 2 assists in this match for the goals scored by Depay and Blind. He will be opening in the next match also and become the power for Dutch.

Turning Point in the Netherlands vs USA Match

Memphis Depay’s goal at 10′ is the turning point of this match which was played between the Netherlands and the USA. Denzel Dumfries also helped the team to be in the lead and scored the final goal at 81′ which broke USA players and they couldn’t stand till the match ended.

Why did the Netherlands Win?

The Netherlands is one of the best favorites to win the world cup 2022 Qatar. Though they had a bad experience in the world cup and it is said that they are in a world cup curse. They are qualified 3 times in the finals but unable to win. The Dutch team has experienced players who play for big European clubs. They showed their experience in the round of 16. The Netherlands players seemed calm and they had no burden it was just due to their experience in playing on big stages while USA players were overexcited and were committing mistakes in excitement.

Why did the USA Lose?

The USA lost the match against the 3 times world cup runner-up team the Netherlands. USA’s team is perfect and they have young and active players like Younus Musa, Weah, Pulisic, Tyler Adams, and Haji Wright who scored a goal for the USA. But they lack experience playing on big stages like the world cup. They lack the ability to dive deep into the tournament like world cups.

But this team seems to be promising and the USA may do some extra ordinary things in the next world cup which they will host in 2026.

Final Verdict

The Netherlands won the first match of the round of 16 and they will meet the winner of Argentina vs Australia match. The USA is out of the tournament. The Dutch are undefeated in this world cup and may surprise us in their upcoming matches.

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