The stage is set for the round of 16 at the FIFA 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as Netherlands prepare to face the USA who are high on confidence after their success in the group stages.
Oranje suffered a couple of below-par performances against Group A opponents Senegal and Ecuador before a much better performance against Qatar – despite the host nation already out of their own competition before their third group match.
Louis van Gaal has maintained the ambition to become world champions this winter and will expect his guide to see off Team USMNT despite their performances in Group B. The CONCACAF side impressed with notable performances against Wales, England and Iran which ensured the North American side qualify for the round of 16 for the third time in four World Cups – they failed to qualify for 2018, same as Oranje.
Predicted Netherlands lineup against USA
Here is how GBeNeFN predict Oranje’s starting XI against USA: Andries Noppert – Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake – Denzel Dumfries, Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong, Daley Blind – Davy Klaassen – Cody Gakpo, Memphis Depay
GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips