FIFA World Cup 2022 has entered the Knockout stage and Netherlands, Argentina made their way into Quarter-finals. Argentina started off their campaign with a surprising loss against Saudi Arabia. Even Brazil and Portugal have lost their last Group matches to Cameroon and South Korea, respectively. Argentina continued their form in their Round16 match and won against meek Australia. On the other hand, Netherlands and USA fought their Round16 with the later being more eager to win the game. Netherlands got better of USA with 3-1 scoreline.
Argentina vs Australia
Argentina won against Australia with 2-1 goals scoreline. The All-Time Great player Lionel Messi scored first goal for his team Argentina and the match at 35th minute. To increase the lead of Argentina to 2-0, Julian Alvarez scored goal at 57th minute. For Australia, Enzo Fernandez scored a goal in the 77th minute. Argentina players scored an own goal for a Enzo Fernandez strike.
Argentina took 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. They had 61% ball possession, made 695 passes with 87% accuracy. Argentina made 8 fouls, got 1 Corners and 3 Offsides. Australia took 5 shots at goal with one on target. They had 39% ball possession, made 435 passes with 82% accuracy. Australia made 15 fouls, got 2 Yellow Cards and 3 Corners. Argentina played with all their experience against Australia in the Round 16 knockout to advance to Quarter-Finals at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Qatar.
Netherlands vs USA
Memphis Depay scored the first goal for Netherlands at 10th minute. USA tried to find the best possible way to make their equalizing goal but they failed. Netherlands striker Dailey Blind scored in 45+1th minute of the game to take lead to 2-0. Haji Wright scored for USA after numerous attempts at 76th minute and almost immediately, Denzel Dumfries scored in the 81st minute for Netherlands to end the scoreline with 3-1.
Netherlands took 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. They had low 41% ball possession, made 414 passes with 76% accuracy. Netherlands made 10 fouls, got 2 Yellow Cards, 4 Corners. USA took 17 shots at goal with 8 on target. They had 59% ball possession, made 569 passes with 83% accuracy. USA made 5 fouls, got 5 Corners and 3 Offsides. Netherlands did not let a eager and aggressive USA at Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar.
With these Round16 wins Argentina and Netherlands have moved forward to Quarter-Finals of FIFA World Cup 2022. Argentina and Netherlands will clash in their Quarter-final on 10th December, IST. Argentina would be hoping to move forward to Semi-finals winning against Netherlands.