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"Matches of the day - 03 December"

By cy.Reporter, 03 December, 2022

Netherlands-USA, round of 16, knockout, stadium: "Kalifa", referee: Wilton Pereira Sampaio, 17:00, RIK2


Netherlands: To improve and qualify

On paper, they may be the favorites of the match, but the Netherlands, although they finished first in the group, could not convince with their performances. However, she is unbeaten in the tournament with two wins and one draw. On the racing front, there were no problems for Louis van Gaal, which helps him line up the line-up he has in mind.


USA: They have a chance of qualifying

Qualifying as second from their group was celebrated by the USA team, however, they also completed their group stage duties unbeaten, as they had two draws against Wales and England and prevailed 1-0 against Iran. She showed that she had problems in the final effort, but she had intensity in her game. In the competitive matters, forward Pulisic will be ready, as he overcame his injury problem/


3-4-1-2: Goal: Noppert, defenders; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake, midfielders: Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Blind, midfielder: Klaassen, forwards: Gakpo, Depay

4-3-3: Goal: Turner, defenders: Dest, Carter-Vickers, Ream, Robinson, midfielders: Musa, 'Adams, McKenney, forwards: Weah, Sargent, Pulisic


MATCH STATISTICS

· In Holland's last five matches, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored

· In four of Holland's last five matches, only one team has scored.

· In the USA's last five matches, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored


Argentina-Australia, round of 16, knockout, stadium: "Ahmed Bin Ali", referee: Simon Marciniak, 21:00, RIK1


Argentina: Time to qualify

The big favorite against Australia is undoubtedly Argentina. Albiceleste, after the defeat of the premiere against Saudi Arabia, showed character and prevailed with the same score of 2-0 against Mexico and Poland respectively and finished in the first place of the group. In racing news, Angel Di Maria is a doubt as he has a muscle spasm in his leg, but everything points to the Argentine being likely to play.


Australia: It's already won

After qualifying from the group stage, Australia can consider their presence at the World Cup a success. The Australians finished second in the group but level with France on six points, two 1-0 wins against Tunisia and Denmark respectively, however a 4-1 defeat by the French in the opener left them second. In the racing matters of the team, there do not seem to be any major problems.


Argentina: 4-3-3: Goal: Martinez, defenders: Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna, midfielders: De Paul, Fernandez, McAllister, forwards: Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez

Australia: 4-4-2: Goal: Ryan, defenders: Degenek, Sutar, Rawls, Behich, midfielders: Leckie, Mooy, Irvine, Goodwin, forwards: McGree, Duke


MATCH STATISTICS

· In three of Argentina's last five matches, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored

· Argentina and Australia have lost just one of their last five games in all competitions

· In four of Australia's last five matches, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored

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