2022 fifa world cup

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American sports fans are used to watching big college football games on the first Saturday of December, but international football will be on the menu this year.

The U.S. will take the field for a knockout round match against the Netherlands on Saturday at 10 a.m. It’s simple: win and you move on to the final eight, lose and you go home. There will be no draws like the group stage.

The best news for the U.S. is that Christian Pulisic has been cleared to play and will likely start against the Dutch, who are ranked eighth in the FIFA world rankings. They will need Pulisic to anchor the team up front.

Incidentally, the U.S. player who set up Pulisic for the game-winning goal against Iran, Sergino Dest, was born and raised in the Netherlands. His father, however, is from Brooklyn, New York, and he chose to side with the Americans over the Dutch several years ago.

It won’t be easy for the U.S. to advance though. The Dutch are given a 66% chance to win, according to FiveThirtyEight’s match predictor, and the tandem of forward Cody Gakpo and midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been formidable.

The second match on Saturday (2 p.m., Fox) will be Australia against Argentina. The Argentinians, led by the legendary Lionel Messi, will be a big favorite. (In fact, FiveThirtyEight gives them an 83% chance of winning, tied for the largest of any round of 16 game.) The winner will face the winner of USA-Netherlands next week.

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