The match is played in Khalifa International Stadium (Sat, Dec 3, 2022). The Dutch were clinical in their win over the United States, capitalizing on superb defense and making the most of their opportunities to advance to the World Cup’s quarterfinals. Blind and Depay scored nearly identical goals to give the ‘Oranje’ a 2-0 advantage at halftime. Even after falling behind by two goals, Berhalter’s squad battled valiantly until the very end and even pulled one back with to a goal from Wright, but the Dutch eventually prevailed thanks to a goal from Dumfries.
Full Time – Netherlands 3 – 1 USA
- 10 Minutes 1st Half – Memphis Depay scores for the Netherlands, and Dumfries assisted that goal. Depay gets the ball from Dumfries on the edge of the area and scores low to the left after a rhythmic passing movement had sliced through the United States defense.
- 45+1 Minutes 1st Half – Daley Blind scores for the Netherlands again and Dumfries assisted for this goal. After a throw-in, Dumfries outwits his defender on the right byline and breaks through the United States defense. Blind, charging in from the other flank, receives a pass from the wing-back and scores his team’s second goal by placing it in the bottom corner.
- 76 Minutes of 2nd Half – Haji Wright scores for USA, Christian Pulisic assisted. Yedlin, who had just come on as a sub, played in Pulisic on the right with a first-time through-ball, and Pulisic’s cutback from the byline looped up off Wright and spun over Noppert for the go-ahead goal!
- 81 Minutes of 2nd Half – Denzel Dumfries scores this time and Daley Blind assisted. After already setting up two goals for the Netherlands, Dumfries now steers his team to a 3-1 lead. The wingback meets Blind’s pinpoint cross from the left with a controlled volley on the other side of the box, and the ball nestles in the back of Turner’s net!
|Total Shots (On Target)||6||8|
|Player Of The Match||Dumfries|