Targets from Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries guided the Netherlands to a 3-1 win over USA within the first Spherical of 16 match on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Dutch began the sport at a powerful notice as Depay completed a 20 cross transfer, 5 first contact passes as they modified gears, within the tenth minute to present the Group A toppers an early lead. A sensational transfer that noticed 9 Dutch gamers concerned within the build-up. And a first-time end by the Barcelona winger.
Simply on the fringe of the primary half, Daley Blind would give the Oranje a two purpose cushion as he pounced onto the ball contained in the USA field.
With the sport very a lot in command of the Louis Van Gaal managed workforce, Hajey Wright supplied the Group B runner ups with a ray of hope as he hit one again within the 76th minute. A transfer that developed with Christian Pulisic getting free on the proper aspect of the field and sliding a cross in for Wright. An odd contact on the ball that noticed it loop over Noppert and the Dutch defence to nestle into the far aspect of the purpose.
Nevertheless, it solely took Denzel Dumfries to kill all hopes for the 2026 World Cup co-hosts as he latched onto a cross from the left, unmarked, and beat the goalkeeper with a primary time volley.
The Dutch will now face the winner of the Argentina-Australia fixture within the quarter closing.