US face Netherlands as World Cup knockout stage begins: ‘We’ll have to go all out’


The USA will face the Netherlands in Qatar on Saturday, when the knockout stage of the World Cup begins.

This is the first time the USA will face the Netherlands in the World Cup, and they face them as underdogs. USA has not passed the Round of 16 since his 2002 tournament.

But captain Tyler Adams said he was ready.

“We’re going to have to go all out,” Adams said. “But I think that’s where our mentality really, really excels against our biggest opponents right now.”

The US has reached this stage seven times so far, most recently in 2014.

“The U.S. has reached this point before, but hardly surpassed it,” said journalist Grant Wall. “I don’t think this U.S. team is afraid of any other team in the tournament. .”

They have relied on star forward Christian Pulisic, nicknamed Captain America. The 24-year-old scored the winning goal for his side against Iran on Tuesday but collided with the goalkeeper and was taken to hospital.

Christian Pulisic attends a training session at Al Gharafa SC in Doha on the eve of Qatar 2022 World Cup football Netherlands v USA on December 2, 2022.

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His “team talent and spirit have helped him stay focused on the field.

“They know I have their back. They got mine. That’s how it works,” he said.

American players are “doing their best for each other, for this country,” he said.

“You can see all the individual talent… but without the brotherhood and this family aspect, we wouldn’t be in this position,” he added.

A match at the Khalifa International Stadium will not be a draw. Instead, it could go into overtime. In some cases, it may even become a penalty shootout.

The winning team advances to the quarterfinals. The losing team goes home.

U.S. men’s national team defender walker zimmerman He told CBS News on Friday that the team is focused on the task at hand.

“I used to be an underdog,” Zimmerman said. “U.S. Soccer is used to that role and what makes our team special is the resilience we have, the competitive spirit that every team before us has. I think.”


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