DOHA, Qatar (December 3) —— Here are the team news and starting lineups for the FIFA World Cup 2022 last 16 clash between USA vs Netherlands here at Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday (3). Watch this match-up live on FOX Network, starting at 10:00 am ET. Watch every World Cup match live with fuboTV – U.S.-only with a 7-day free trial! –
This game is the first of the eight FIFA World Cup 2022 rounds of 16 encounters and many experts believe this will be a very close matchup, as the young and energetic Americans come in full of confidence against a Dutch side that is comprised of young and experienced players.
USA make two changes to the team that beat Iran to confirm qualification to the knockout round with goalscorer Christian Pulisic fit to start after recovering from his pelvis when scoring the match-winner last time out in the group finale. Read More: NBA Scores and results on Nov. 28
The two changes today for the USA are Walker Zimmerman and Jesus Ferreira who come in for Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is on the bench, and the injured Norwich forward Josh Sargent, who is out of the matchday squad altogether with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has named the same team that beat Qatar in the final group match, which means Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City’s Nathan Ake, and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong all start again.
Attacker Cody Gakpo has scored in all three matches for the Netherlands at the World Cup.
USA vs Netherlands Team News
USA team to play Netherlands: Turner, Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson, Musah, Adams, McKennie, Ferreira, Weah, Pulisic. Subs: Reyna, Aaronson, Horvath, de la Torre, Long, Morris, Roldan, Moore, Wright, Carter-Vickers, Yedlin, Acosta, Johnson, Scally
Team to play USA: Noppert, Timber, van Dijk, Ake, Dumfries, de Roon, Frenkie de Jong, Blind, Klaassen, Gakpo, Depay. Subs: Pasveer, de Ligt, de Vrij, Bergwijn, Luuk de Jong, Berghuis, Lang, Bijlow, Malacia, Janssen, Weghorst, Koopmeiners, Taylor, Simons, Frimpong