round of 16 set; USA-Netherlands Preview


After almost two wild and dramatic weeks world CupWell, we’ve reached the win-or-go-home part of the tournament. Sixteen teams remain, 16 more are eliminated, and the fun continues on Saturday.

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Round of 16: in Brazil, Portugal, South Korea; Uruguay out

here is my! brackets The knockout stage of the World Cup is all set. Two daily games over the next four days, with the winners setting up quarter-final matches. Here we have:

Saturday, December 3 (Winners will play each other in the quarterfinals)
Netherlands Vs United States of america
Argentina Vs Australia

Sunday, December 4 (Winners play each other in quarterfinals)
France Vs poland
England Vs Senegal

Monday, December 5 (Winners will play each other in the quarterfinals)
Japan Vs Croatia
Brazil Vs South Korea

Tuesday, December 6 (Winners play each other in quarterfinals)
Morocco Vs spain
Portugal Vs Switzerland

Wild group stage ends: Suarez in tears, son happy

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Luis Miguel Echegaray reacts to Uruguay’s heartbreaking exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Keeping up with the drama we’ve seen over the past few days, Friday’s slate has brought a lot of big moments as well.

as it seemed Uruguay will go ahead by hitting GhanaA last gasp goal by South Korea against Portugal earned them a 2-1 win in the second Group H game – and more importantly, a place in the knockouts.

Twelve years after Uruguay knocked out Ghana in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup, massive thanks Luis Suarezof famous handball, Friday’s game was billed as a grudge match for the Black Stars. On Friday, Uruguay looked set to ruin Ghana’s party once again by going two goals ahead. But when the monitor flashed the scoreline of the South Korea-Portugal game, the camera quickly cut to Suarez sitting on the bench, who was shocked.

Uruguay needed one more goal to swing the tiebreaker in their favor but it never came. so ghana schadenfreude Will come from enduring images of Suarez burying his head in his jersey, possibly the last time the 35-year-old wore it at the World Cup.

And while Uruguayan fans were in the midst of sadness, it was the exact opposite for South Korean supporters across town. With the game against group winners Portugal level 1–1 as it approached injury time, Hwang Hee-chan’s goal in the 91st minute ensured that South Korea would overtake Uruguay in the standings.

It was a particularly poignant moment for captain Son Heung-min, who has sometimes been accused of trying to do too much of himself while playing for the national team. But Son’s smart play made Hwang the winner, and he delivered when his teammates needed him most.

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Julian Lawrence scored in South Korea’s dramatic 2-1 win over Portugal to send Son Heung-min’s side into the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

In Group G, Brazil had already secured a spot in the round of 16, but were aiming to finish as the only team to have won all three group stage games throughout the tournament. still playing without injury neymarCouldn’t muster much against the Brazilian one cameroon The sides will be looking to keep their hopes alive.

scored in the 92nd minute Vincent Abubakar (who was then sent off for taking off his shirt in celebration) gave the African side a small chance, but Switzerland won 3–2. Serbia The concurrent match ensured that the Swiss would advance.

Brazil lost their first group stage match since 1998, and no team won more than nine points for the first time since 1994, a fitting way to end a wild World Cup start.

USA vs Netherlands: Get your popcorn (and coffee) ready

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Christian Pulisic talks with Sam Borden through his winning goal for the USA v Iran and looks ahead to the last-16 clash with the Netherlands.

USA fans, get your beauty sleep as you have an opening date against the fearsome Netherlands, with the winner of Saturday morning’s matchup facing either Argentina or Australia.

good news for american fans as christian pulisic Now cleared to play against the Dutch, As you remember, Pulisic taught us what a “pelvic injury” was when he was hit with a “pelvic contusion”. Iran goalkeeper Alireza Baronvand As he scored the game-winning goal on Tuesday that sent the USMNT to the Round of 16.

It is unclear whether Pulisic will be able to last the full 90 minutes on Saturday. Speaking to ESPN’s Sam Borden on ThursdayPulisic indicated how long he could be in limbo.

“I’m going to do everything in my power with this staff and medical team to give my 110% to make sure I can be out on the field for however long it takes,” Pulisic said. I’ll be out.” ,

For the Netherlands, manager Louis van Gaal revealed Several members of his squad are battling flu symptomsHowever, he did not say who it was.

Need some reading material before the game? We’ve got you covered, and be sure to tag along with ESPN tomorrow during and after the game.

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  • Captain America: how usa Tyler Adams Inspiring leadership, showing the world your value on the pitch Reading

  • Dutch date with fortune: Born in the Netherlands, Saturday game for the USA sergino destination will be extra special Reading

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Taylor Twelman believes there is no pressure on the United States ahead of their game versus the Netherlands, and says they thrive as underdogs.

today’s top reads

World Cup Vibes rankings: USA, Japan feel best going into round of last 16
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Germany’s second consecutive early World Cup exit will sting, but they’ll be fine
It definitely hurts that the four-time winners were again eliminated in the group stage, but it is not a disaster.

What the penalty shootout and the goalkeeper tell us about the World Cup group stage
You know they’re coming: the dreaded penalty shootout. Here’s which goalkeepers can shine, their patterns and more.

Your best bets (Odds via Caesars Sportsbook)

If you want to bet on the World Cup, ESPN contributors Paul Carr, Dan Thomas and Dalon Cuffe are here to give you important tips. On odds, options and futures, Here we have it for Saturday’s matches.

Round of 16: Netherlands (-110) vs USA (+325), Draw (+235)

Paul Carr: I hope I don’t homer too much here, but I like USA’s double chance at -125. Despite seven points in the group stage, the Dutch were not impressive, getting 10 out and collecting only 2.4 expected goals. keep memphis depe Getting back in the lineup helps, but the U.S. performed better than the England side, so I’ll take the U.S. to at least take it to extra time.

Daniel Thomas: I think it could be a carbon copy of the England game – a tight uneventful affair. I’ll take 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Dalen cough: Unlike Paul, I’m a homer here, but I think I’m being fair. This Dutch team is not a major team. This US team has talent and has dominated play in this tournament, especially against England. I like America’s move on +180. Although I think it is going to be a tight affair especially in the first half. I like 0-0 in the first half (+145).

Round of 16: Argentina (-540) v Australia (+1600), Draw (+525)

Carr: Australia reached the knockout stage, but that doesn’t mean they are a particularly good team. Argentina had the third most expected goals (6.3) and expected goal difference (+5.5) in the group stage, and Australia were 30th with 1.7 expected goals and 31st with -4.1 goal difference. as well as argentina has Lionel Messi, I’ll happily do 1.5 goals at -160, and I’m tempted by Argentina -2.5 to +170.

Thomas: It should be a victory for Argentina. So, where can we find some value in this game? i will take one angel di maria Help on +125.

Phlegm: There is no value here. I don’t want to keep the 2.5 just to get the extra money, so I’m going to pass.

News and Notes

what else caught our eye

A heart-warming scene during Brazil’s national anthem before the team’s game against Cameroon on Friday. The fans unveiled a tifo For Brazilian legend Pele, who is in Sao Paulo hospital with respiratory infection since Tuesday,

The 82-year-old and three-time World Cup winner thanked fans in an Instagram post late on Thursday for their well wishes in his battle against cancer. He had a colon tumor removed in September 2021 and has since undergone chemotherapy.

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