Fifa World Cup Today: Netherlands, USA, Argentina & Australia Kick Off Knockout Stage

The Netherlands take on USA and Argentina face Australia in the first last-16 contests of the 2022 World Cup
07:00, 03 Dec 2022

We have reached the knockout stages of the World Cup and what a blockbuster day of football we have in store!

Here is everything you need to know about Saturday’s round of 16 fixtures.

Netherlands v USA - Round of 16

Where: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

When: 3pm (GMT) / 6pm (AST)

TV: BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website

Last meeting: Netherlands 3-4 USA (Amsterdam, 2015)

Netherlands’ last result: Won 2-0 v Qatar, Drew 1-1 v Ecuador, Won 2-0 v Senegal

USA’s last result: Won 1-0 v Iran, Drew 0-0 v England, Drew 1-1 v Wales

Netherlands squad: 1 Remko Pasveer, 2 Jurrien Timber, 3 Matthijs de Ligt, 4 Virgil van Dijk, 5 Nathan Ake, 6 Stefan de Vrij, 7 Steven Bergwijn, 8 Cody Gakpo, 9 Luuk de Jong, 10 Memphis Depay, 11 Steven Berghuis, 12 Noa Lang, 13 Justin Bijlow, 14 Davy Klaassen, 15 Marten de Roon, 16 Tyrell Malacia, 17 Daley Blind, 18 Vincent Janssen, 19 Wout Weghorst, 20 Teun Koopmeiners, 21 Frenkie de Jong, 22 Denzel Dumfries, 23 Andries Noppert, 24 Kenneth Taylor, 25 Xavi Simons, 26 Jeremie Frimpong

USA squad: 1 Matt Turner, 2 Sergino Dest, 3 Walker Zimmerman, 4 Tyler Adams, 5 Antonee Robinson, 6 Yunus Musah, 7 Giovanni Reyna, 8 Weston McKennie, 9 Jesus Ferreira, 10 Christian Pulisic, 11 Brenden Aaronson, 12 Ethan Horvath, 13 Tim Ream, 14 Luca de la Torre, 15 Aaron Long, 16 Jordan Morris, 17 Cristian Roldan, 18 Shaq Moore, 19 Haji Wright, 20 Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21 Timothy Weah, 22 DeAndre Yedlin, 23 Kellyn Acosta, 24 Josh Sargent, 25 Sean Johnson, 26 Joe Scally

Preview: It never seemed in doubt that the Netherlands would progress to the knockout stages in Qatar, but they have been too reliant on their young star Cody Gakpo to get them there. Louis van Gaal’s side have seemingly lacked the drive that midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum brought to the side at Euro 2020. If the Dutch are to be serious contenders in this year’s tournament, Gakpo will need the support of his teammates, especially against a USA side who have looked sharp throughout the group stage.

For USA, it may come as a surprise to some to see them get through the group, but they have fully merited their place in the knockout stage. Not many teams will be able to suppress England the way they did in matchday two, and when needing a result against Iran to send them through, they delivered. They attack and defend as a unit and they could provide a tough contest for most of the teams still in the tournament.

Sportsman stat: Netherlands have won four out of their five meetings with USA but this is their first meeting at a World Cup.

Betfred match odds: Netherlands 10/11, USA 7/2, draw 12/5

Favourites for first goalscorer

Featured betBoth teams to score - EVS

To reach the quarter-finalsNetherlands 2/5, USA 15/8


Argentina v Australia - Round of 16

Where: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan

When: 7pm (GMT) / 10pm (AST)

TV: ITV1, ITV X and STV Player

Last meeting: Australia 0-1 Argentina (Melbourne, 2007)

Argentina’s Group Stage results: Lost 2-1 v Saudi Arabia, Won 2-0 v Mexico, Won 2-0 v Poland

Australia’s Group Stage results: Lost 4-1 v France, Won 1-0 v Tunisia, Won 1-0 v Denmark

Argentina squad: 1 Franco Armani, 2 Juan Foyth, 3 Nicolas Tagliafico, 4 Gonzalo Montiel, 5 Leandro Paredes, 6 Gaston Pezzella, 7 Rodrigo De Paul, 8 Marcos Acuna, 9 Julian Alvarez, 10 Lionel Messi, 11 Angel Di Maria, 12 Geronimo Rulli, 13 Cristian Romero, 14 Exequiel Palacios, 15 Angel Correa, 16 Joaquin Correa, 17 Alejandro Gomez, 18 Guido Rodriguez, 19 Nicolas Otamendi, 20 Alexis Mac Allister, 21 Paulo Dybala, 22 Lautaro Martinez, 23 Emiliano Martinez, 24 Enzo Fernandez, 25 Lisandro Martinez, 26 Nahuel Molina

Australia squad: 1 Mathew Ryan, 2 Milos Degenek, 3 Nathaniel Atkinson, 4 Kye Rowles, 5 Fran Karacic, 6 Martin Boyle, 7 Mathew Leckie, 8 Bailey Wright, 9 Jamie Maclaren, 10 Aidin Hrustic, 11 Awer Mabil, 12 Andrew Redmayne, 13 Aaron Mooy, 14 Riley McGree, 15 Mitchell Duke, 16 Aziz Behich, 17 Cameron Devlin, 18 Danny Vukovic, 19 Harry Souttar, 20 Thomas Deng, 21 Garang Kuol, 22 Jackson Irvine, 23 Craig Goodwin, 24 Joel King, 25 Jason Cummings, 26 Keanu Baccus

Preview: Argentina have slowly grown as the group stage progressed but they cannot afford any complacency from this point. They have certainly got the attackers to support Lionel Messi and they need to carry their performance against Poland through to their clash with Australia, who have been impressive in Qatar. The Socceroos have looked organised, disciplined and also threatening on the attack. Graham Arnold’s men have reached the knockout stage for the second time in their history and they will certainly provide La Albiceleste with a tough contest.

Sportsman stat: This is Argentina and Australia’s first meeting at the World Cup.

Betfred match odds: Argentina 1/5, Australia 16/1, draw 6/1

Favourites for first goalscorer: Lionel Messi (Argentina) 2/1, Lautaro Martinez (Argentina) 10/3, Julian Alvarez (Argentina) 7/2

Featured bet: Argentina win and both teams to score - 11/4

To qualify: Argentina 1/20, Australia 8/1

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