Hello and good day, welcome to our live coverage of today's Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup matches.
Good afternoon, everyone. It's the first match of the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 stages today.
The Netherlands will be taking on the United States, and the venue is at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Whoever wins this contest automatically progresses to the Quater finals of the tournament. So, it's all to play for today between the Netherlands and the USA.
Team News is already out, let's see how both teams line up.
NETHERLANDS: Memphis Depay starts in again for Ons Oranje, while Steven Bergwijn is still an option on the bench. Meanwhile, Matthijs de Ligt and Stephan de Vrij will continue from the bench here.
USA: The USMNT have been sweating on the fitness of their talisman Christian Pulisic. But he is fit enough to start today and the Americans will be hoping the Chelsea man can help them continue their impressive journey in the 2022 World Cup so far.
We're 15 minutes away from kick-off. How're you feeling lads?
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NED vs USA: We're 10 minutes away from kick-off at the Khalifa International Stadium. The crucial tie between Netherlands and USA. Whoever wins it goes through to the next stage of the tournament - which is the Quarter Finals.
NED vs USA: We've seen lots of drama this week in the final round of Group stage games. And hopefully, there'll be more to come beginning from today's encounter.
The teams are out on the pitch as the National Anthems are about to be sung. The Netherlands will go first and then the USA.
NED vs USA: Let's bring you the team news once again.
NED vs USA: The referee for today's match is Wilton Pereira Sampaio from Brazil.
KICK OFF!! Here we go!! and we're underway. It's the Netherlands vs USA in the first game of the World Cup Round of 16 stages.
2' NED 0-0 USA: What a chance for USA. Christian Pulisic sees his effort saved by goalkeeper Andries Noppert. That's a huge moment.
3' NED 0-0 USA: The Americans have had more of the ball in the opening few minutes.
4' The USA will have a throw in.
5' NED 0-0 USA: The USMNT have had quite a brilliant opening to this match, pressing high up the pitch and winning the ball. Still waiting for the opener though.
6' Denzel Dumfries concedes a corner for the USA.
9' GOAL!! NETHERLANDS!!!
9' NED 1-0 USA: Memphis Depay opens the scoring to fire Netherlands in front after latching on to a low cross from Denzel Dumfries.
11' The USA are now looking to respond. But we expect another goal in this half.
14' NED 1-0 USA: The USMNT have created some chances too, but have just lacked that cutting edge in the box.
17' NED 1-0 USA: The Dutchmen are playing cautiously here, while they search for another goal. The USA are still dominating possession and patiently waiting for their chance.
20' NED 1-0 USA: Memphis Depay's attempt flashes wide of the left post.
23' First quarter of the game played. The Netherlands still lead 1-0 after that goal by Memphis Depay. The USA still have the lion's share of possession.
28' NED 1-0 USA: Corner to Netherlands.
29' The corner comes to nothing and USA have a goal kick.
30' NED 1-0 USA: The USMNT have a free kick.
32' The USA have gone a bit quiet since the opening 20 minutes. They still trail 1-0 against Ons Oranje.
34' NED 1-0 USA: The USMNT need to do more in the final third if they are to break down the Dutch defence. So far, they've not really troubled with their attack.
36' Offside - USA.
40' NED 1-0 USA: The US have a chance but fail to do anything meaningful with it.
42' NED 1-0 USA: Chance for USMNT. Timothy Weah hits a half-volley but his effort is saved brilliantly by Andries Noppert.
44' NED 1-0 USA: The USMNT starting to look really dangerous now. A blazing run from Sergino Dest inside the box sees his weak shot blocked. They just need that final quality in the box.
45' GOAL!! NETHERLANDS!
45' NED 2-0 USA: Again, Denzel Dumfries drills a low pass inside the box and Daley Blind latches on to it and finishes clinically to make the USMNT pay once more.
HALF TIME!! at the Khalifa International Stadium. Netherlands 2-0 USA.
SECOND HALF!! And we're underway again. It's Netherlands 1-0 USA.
49' NED 2-0 USA: The ball from the corner kick lands at the feet of Tim Ream (USA) deep inside the box and he takes a shot. The strike heads towards the right post, but it's deflected away thanks to a wonderful intervention by one of the defenders.
50' NED 2-0 USA: The Netherlands come close to a third goal after another dangerous low cross from Denzel Dumfries is latched on to by Depay, But his effort is saved by Matt Turner.
52' NED 2-0 USA: Christian Pulisic's shot from inside the box is a comfortable save for Andries Noppert. The USMNT are creating chances like they did in the early stages of the first half. An early goal here from the Americans will make things much more interesting.
54' NED 2-0 USA: Giovanni Reyna plays the ball through an opponents legs to Weston McKennie (USA), who shoots from the edge of the box. The keeper scrambles across his line but the shot rises just over the bar. Wasted chance really.
58' The USA have a freekick.
Wilton Sampaio shows a yellow card to Teun Koopmeiners (Netherlands) for a foul on Christian Pulisic.
62' NED 2-0 USA: Memphis Depay (Netherlands) receives a low pass just outside the box and unleashes a fine strike towards the roof of the net. Matt Turner pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice goalkeeping skill, indeed. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag.
63' Timothy Weah (USA) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
65' NED 2-0 USA: Play is stopped for a foul on Antonee Robinson (USA).
66' NED 2-0 USA: Timothy Weah is replaced by Brenden Aaronson (USA).
66' NED 2-0 USA: Weston McKennie will be replaced by Haji Wright (USA).
70' NED 2-0 USA: Virgil Van Dijk heads over from a corner. The clock is ticking and the USMNT are still trailing.
71' Teun Koopmeiners (Netherlands) places a shot from the edge of the box towards the left side of the goal, but Matt Turner makes a terrific save to deny him. Nice play all round! Memphis Depay (Netherlands) tries to nod in a rebound. His close-range effort is denied by the goalkeeper, who pulls off a stunning save.
72' NED 2-0 USA: Passes completed (%) 263 - 380.
75' GOAL!! USA!
NED 2-1 USA: Haji Wright's (USA) deflected effort finds the back of the net and USA have a goal back. Interesting!
79' USA have a Corner.
80' GOAL!! NETHERLANDS.
80' NED 3-1 USA: Daley Blind's cross is slammed home by Denzel Dumfries to restore the Netherlands' two-goal lead. What a performance Dumfries is having.
83' NED 3-1 USA: Yet another headache for the USMNT after that goal. 7 minutes to go and they need a miracle here.
85' Corner for USA.
The resulting corner is wasted and it's a goal kick for the Netherlands.
86' NED 3-1 USA: Frenkie de Jong is booked for Netherlands.
90' There will be 6 minutes of added time here.
90+2' Jordan Morris (USA) replaces Antonee Robinson.
90+3' Nathan Ake and he is replaced by Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands).
90+3' Cody Gakpo goes off the pitch and Wout Weghorst (Netherlands) comes on.
90+3' The USA have less than 2 minutes to grind out a miracle here. It pretty much looks like job done for the Netherlands.
90+5' Closing minutes now and the Netherlands will try and run down the clock.
FULL TIME!! Netherlands 3-1 USA. Ons Oranje are through to the Quarter finals of the World Cup, where they would face either Argentina or Australia.
The Netherlands are the first team to qualify for the Quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar as the USA bow out of the tournament.
NETHERLANDS 3-1 USA: In what was the story of the evening, Ons Oranje have qualified for the World Cup Quarter Finals with the biggest difference between two sides being the clinical finishing of the Dutch attack. USA had their chances but eventually were unable to take it for the most part. It's now ended at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Here are the stats from Man of The Match - Denzel Dumfries' outing.
And that's it for our coverage of the first match of the World Cup Round of 16 stages. Up next is Argentina vs Australia and kick-off is by 8:00 PM WAT. We will be back for that one as Pulse Sports also promises to bring you all the action from LIVE from Qatar.