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World Cup Daily: USA’s journey ends; Messi’s magic continues

The United States males’s nationwide workforce was eradicated from the World Cup Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands at Khalifa International Stadium. 

How will the Dutch fare in opposition to Lionel Messi’s Argentina within the quarterfinals?

Here’s every thing that occurred within the World Cup Saturday and what to observe for on Sunday.

Christian Pulisic of the United States reacts at the final whistle after a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match against the Netherlands at Khalifa International Stadium Dec. 3, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. 

Christian Pulisic of the United States reacts on the last whistle after a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match in opposition to the Netherlands at Khalifa International Stadium Dec. 3, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. 
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Netherlands vs. United States

The Netherlands had a sport plan that the United States performed proper into. In spite of that, the U.S. was just a few higher touches away from making it an actual contest. There’s rather a lot to be enthusiastic about with this younger American squad, and it has 4 years to retool for the 2026 World Cup, which the U.S. will co-host with Canada and Mexico.

The Netherlands will proceed its event with a quarterfinal matchup with Argentina Friday (2 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app).

Argentina 2, Australia 1

Australia’s Cinderella story got here to an finish Saturday, but it surely gave Argentina a struggle to the ultimate whistle. Had it not been for a well timed deal with from Lisandro Martinez and an unbelievable save from Emiliano Martinez, it will have gone to further time. Australia’s gamers can go away the event with heads held excessive.

SAVE OF THE DAY

Everyone on Argentina’s squad owes Emiliano Martinez dinner for letting them go dwelling an hour sooner than they’d have had he not saved this shot from Australia’s Garang Kuol.

US CAN’T SEIZE MOMENT AS WORLD CUP DREAM ENDS IN ROUND OF 16

GOAL OF THE DAY

It took Lionel Messi 16 years to attain his first objective within the World Cup’s knockout stage, however he lastly obtained it, and it was a magnificence.

For his sake, let’s hope he would not have to attend one other 16 years to attain his subsequent.

France vs. Poland, 10 a.m. ET on FS1

In a battle between two of essentially the most dominant strikers on this planet, France’s Kylian Mbappé can have the benefit due to the standard of his surrounding expertise. 

It would take one thing particular from Robert Lewandowski — or one thing catastrophic from France — for Poland to advance.

Christian Pulisic of the U.S. during a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match against the Netherlands at Khalifa International Stadium Dec. 3, 2022, in Doha, Qatar. 

Christian Pulisic of the U.S. throughout a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match in opposition to the Netherlands at Khalifa International Stadium Dec. 3, 2022, in Doha, Qatar. 
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Senegal vs. England, 2 p.m. ET on FS1

England has regarded robust to start out the event, however its followers are all the time prepared for heartbreak. 

It might be trying to rewrite the narrative with an encouraging outing in opposition to Senegal.

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