By Puneet Chaudhary - December 3, 2022
al rayan14 minutes ago
Netherlands players celebrate after winning the match.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 began on Saturday with the pre-quarterfinals. The Netherlands defeated the United States 3–1 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan. With this victory, the Netherlands made it to the quarter-finals. They will face the winning team of Argentina-Australia match.
Memphis Depay (10th), Daly Blind (45+1) and Denzel Dumfries (81st) scored for the Netherlands. Denzel Dumfries was the hero of the victory. He scored 1 goal and 2 assists in the match. Haji Wright scored the lone goal of the match for the US in the 76th minute.
After losing the match, the US players were disappointed.
This is how the first goal of the match came
The Netherlands team took a pass and headed towards the US goalposts. Denzel Dumfries took the ball forward and gave Memphis Depay a pass in the penalty box. Here Depay scored the goal giving a brilliant finish. This is the first time in this World Cup that Gakpo did not score the first goal for the Netherlands.
Memphis Depay of the Netherlands scored the first goal of the match. He also made 2 assists in the match. He plays club football from Barcelona.
lead before half time
The Netherlands took a 2-0 lead just before half time. Netherlands midfielder Daley Blind scored the second goal of the match in the 45+1 minute. Denzel Dumfries supported him in this goal as well. He broke through the US defense and threw a pass to Blind. After this, Blind took the ball inside the net.
The Netherlands defender, wearing the number 17 jersey, scored the second goal for the team.
America tried to come back in the second half
America tried to get back into the match in the 76th minute. Haji Wright, who came on as a substitute in the 76th minute, scored the goal. He received a pass from team star Christian Pulisic and put the ball into the goalpost.
America opened the scoring in the 76th minute. But, they could not win the match. After the defeat, the players of the team got disappointed.
Denzel Dumfries scored the third goal
America’s hopes were dashed when Denzel Dumfries of the Netherlands scored another goal. He scored in the 81st minute. In this way the Netherlands went ahead 3-1 in the match. Daley Blind gave Dumfries a cross, after which Dumfries lofted the ball into the net.
Denzel Dumfries scored the third goal of the match for the Netherlands.
Starting lineup of Netherlands and America
Netherlands: (3-4-1-2) Andries Knoppert (goalkeeper), Jurien Timber, Virgil Van Dyck (captain), Nathan Eke, Denzel Dumfries, Maarten de Roon, Frankie de Jong, Daley Blind, Davy Klaasen, Cody Gakpo, Memphis Dipay.
America: (4-3-3) Matt Turner (goalkeeper), Sergino Dest, Walker Zimmermann, Tim Ream, Antoine Robinson, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, Younus Musah, Tim Weah, Jesus Ferreira, Christian Pulisic.