USA face Holland in a HUGE last-16 clash at the 2022 World Cup on Saturday… but what time is kick-off? What TV channel is it on? What is their head-to-head record? And what is the team news?
- USA beat Iran 1-0 to seal second place in Group B and book a knockout place
- Holland, meanwhile, won two and drew won to easily top Group A and progress
- The two sides face off for a quarter-final spot, with Australia or Argentina next up
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The United States booked its place in the last-16 of the World Cup with a victory over Iran on Tuesday, but the hard work is far from done for Gregg Berhalter’s men.
The US now faces Holland, which topped Group A ahead of Senegal, with both sides desperate to keep their tournaments alive for as long as possible.
Lying in wait in the quarter-finals is winner the of Argentina vs Australia, but first it’s the small matter of Saturday’s round of 16 clash.
With the game fast approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know below.
The United States beat Iran on Tuesday to book their spot in the last-16 of the 2022 World Cup
The game is on Saturday, December 3 at the 45,000 capacity Khalifa International Stadium.
Date: Saturday December 3
Time: 3pm (UK time), 10am (US EST), 2am – Dec 4 (AUS EST)
HOW TO WATCH THE GAME
Fox Sports are broadcasting all the World Cup game in the US, meaning Alexi Lalas, Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan will be on hand to analyze how the game unfolds in Qatar.
US: Fox Sports, Telemundo and Peacock
UK: BBC One and BBC iPlayer
Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand
The Netherlands topped Group A, beating Senegal and Qatar, and drawing with Ecuador
WHERE IS THE GAME BEING PLAYED?
The USA’s clash with Holland takes place at the Khalifa International Stadium, one of the few arenas not purpose-built for the World Cup.
The stadium has a capacity of 45,857, and recently hosted the 2019 Club World Cup. It will also be the venue for this year’s third-place playoff, the day before the final.
The Netherlands have already played once at the stadium during the tournament, but it was the only game they failed to win – drawing 1-1 with Ecuador in their second fixture.
Netherlands will return to the Khalifa International Stadium, where they drew 1-1 with Ecuador
Holland vs USA: Team news
Louis van Gaal’s team suffered a blow earlier in the week when young right back Jeremie Frimpong left training in tears after suffering a suspected ankle injury.
The Manchester United target is yet to play in the tournament, and now appears to be a severe doubt for the last-16 clash as he continues to be assessed by medics.
Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Andries Noppert (Heerenveen), Remko Pasveer (Ajax Amsterdam).
Defenders: Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Denzel Dumfries (Internazionale), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munchen), Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jurrien Timber (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Internazionale).
Midfielders: Steven Berghuis (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta Bergamo), Marten de Roon (Atalanta Bergamo), Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax).
Forwards: Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Memphis Depay (Barcelona), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Vincent Janssen (Antwerp), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Noah Lang (Club Brugge), Wout Weghorst (Besiktas).
Jeremie Frimpong left Netherlands training in tears on Wednesday after hurting his ankle
Christian Pulisic quite literally put his body on the line against Iran, bundling the winner in but getting injured in the process.
He was taken off at halftime after initially trying to continue, but ended up going to hospital after the game. While he was there, he posted a selfie celebrating the victory, and insisted he will be ready for Saturday’s big one against the Netherlands.
Aside from that, it’s tactical decisions rather than injury concerns for Berhalter.
Once again, it will be all eyes on Gio Reyna after he was once again left on the bench for the Iran game. Will the 19-year-old get some more game-time in the knockout stages?
Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath, Matt Turner, Sean Johnson.
Defenders: Joe Scally, Sergino Dest, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, Shaq Moore, DeAndre Yedlin, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson.
Midfielders: Cristian Roldan, Kellyn Acosta, Luca de la Torre, Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson.
Forwards: Jordan Morris, Jesus Ferreira, Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent, Giovanni Reyna, Timothy Weah, Haji Wright.
Christian Pulisic put his body on the line – quite literally – against Iran, injuring his abdomen
The two sides have met five times in the past, but never in a competitive fixture.
The first time they ever faced off was in 1998, a 2-0 victory for the Dutch, and they went on to win 2-0, 1-0 and 2-1 in 2002, 2004 and 2010.
The last time they played, though, the USA got their revenge, winning a thriller 4-3 in Amsterdam. The USMNT would snap your hand off for a similar result on Saturday.
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