Netherlands vs USA XI: Team News Possible Lineup

Netherlands vs USA will commence the World Cup 2022 last-16 phase when they lock horns at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Louis van Gaal‘s side topped Group A to secure their passage into the knockout stages, while the Stars and Stripes placed second in Group B behind England.

USA captain Christian Pulisic is expected to be fit for the match.

The forward on Tuesday suffered a pelvic contusion while scoring the winner against Iran

but was posting on social media from his hospital bed later that evening, allaying fears he would be ruled out of the knockout-stage game.

 

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Weston McKennie is nursing a leg injury, while Josh Sargent is a more pressing concern after damaging an ankle.

It is currently expected that all three will be fit to start.

 

Netherlands: Louis van Gaal is expected to have a fully fit squad apart from back-up right-back Jeremie Frimpng, who has picked up an ankle injury in training.

The concern for the veteran boss will be Matthijs de Ligt and Nathan Ake, who are both one yellow card away from missing a possible quarter-final.

Cody Gakpo is looking to keep up his record of scoring in every World Cup 2022 game so far.

Netherlands Possible Lineup:

Noppert;

Timber, Van Dijk, Ake;

Dumfries, De Roon, F. De Jong, Blind;

Klaassen;

Gakpo, Depay

 

USA Possible Lineup:

Turner;

Dest, Carter-Vickers, Ream, Robinson;

McKennie, Adams, Musah;

Weah, Sargent, Pulisic

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