So the World Cup Round of 16 is here and the first match is going to be between Netherlands and USA. The match is going to be played in Khalifa International Stadium at 8:30 pm IST.
Both the teams are ready to play this exciting qualifier match of the world cup for which they have been preparing for so long. Both teams look strong and have an equal chance to win the game and made it to the next stage of the competition.
So, as the game is coming near, we have made a list of the 7 best players from both teams to watch out for in the game.
7 key players of the match in Netherlands Vs USMNT
7) Weston McKennie
The American midfielder is incredibly creative in the middle of the field and frequently stands out as one of the best players on the team. Though he didn’t score in this world cup yet, but it was because of him the midfield of the USA is tight.
6) Memphis Depay
Definitely one of the best in the dutch squad by playing in 10 games, scoring 12 goals, and dishing out six assists, but he is still mostly an afterthought at Barcelona, which raises concerns about his preparation this competition. He is among some players who have prior experience of playing in the World Cup. However, still have 0 goals in this World Cup.
5) Sergino D’est
Dest played in only six of the qualification games because of several injuries he sustained during the process. When Dest is at his best, he provides just as much on defense as he does when he advances offensively. A perfectly balanced full-back. He did fine in this World Cup too.
4) Timothy Weah
In World Cup qualifying, he performed well in this team and contributed a goal and an assist. He also scored in the World Cup group stages.
3) Virgil Van Dijk
Arguably the best defender of the past decade, the Liverpool star is often considered as one of the greatest Center Back of all time. Though his recent form with Liverpool is not that good but this doesn’t mean he is a player to be forgotten.
2) Christian Pulisic
Well, no need to explain how important he is to the US football team. I mean he is the backbone of USMNT. He even scored against Wales at a very crucial moment.
1) Frenkie De Jong
De Jong ought to be one of the most crucial members of the Dutch squad, a slick Barcelona midfielder who was a key member of van Gaal’s team for the qualifying round. He scored a goal and provided an assist in this world cup.