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After a tight and narrow victory over Iran, the United States advanced to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. There is a long road ahead, including tough match against the Netherlands on Saturday, but after missing the tournament in 2018, the US men have a chance to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in two decades. See below for the best US World Cup record, tournament history and past performances.

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US best World Cup result

We are approaching the centenary of what is technically considered the finest performance by American men at the World Cup: at the first tournament in 1930, held in Uruguay, the US advanced to the semi-finals, where they were heavily defeated 6-1 by eventual runners-up Argentina. place. There was no third-place match, but the US is classified as the third-place team in this World Cup based on their better goal difference compared to fourth-placed Yugoslavia.

The World Cup looks much different today than it did in the 1930s, from the format of the competition to the number of teams. Since then, the best result for the USA in the Men’s World Championship was achieved in 2002, when a line-up that included Claudio Reina, Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and current USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter advanced to the quarterfinals. The US defeated their CONCACAF rival Mexico in the round of 16 before losing 1–0 to Germany in the quarter-finals.

But after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup (and the Tokyo Olympics), the fledgling US team made headway here in Qatar, as evidenced by an impressive 0-0 draw against England. While the Dutch team presents a tough challenge, it is possible for this 2022 American roster to return to the final eight.

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Has the USA ever won the playoffs at the World Cup?

The Americans have never won a World Cup or made it past the quarter-finals for over 90 years. The Americans have only won a World Cup knockout match once, in that 2002 edition shared between South Korea and Japan when they defeated Mexico in the round of 16. semi-final defeat by Argentina.

However, the US women’s team is the most successful World Cup team in history. The Americans have won the tournament four times, including the first tournament in 1991, the 1999 championship and each of the last two world championships (2015, 2019).

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How many times has the USA been to the World Cups?

The US men’s soccer team has competed in 11 World Cups, including in Qatar. Their arrival in 2022 is a return to the international scene after an absence in 2018. Below are their results by year in each of the past World Cup tournaments.

USA FIFA World Cup by year

1930 – Eliminated in semi-finals (3rd overall)

1934 – Eliminated in the 1/8 finals

1938 – Withdrew during qualifying.

1950 – eliminated from the group stage

1954-1986 – did not qualify

1990 – Eliminated in the group stage

1994 – Eliminated in the 1/8 finals

1998 – eliminated in the group stage

2002 – eliminated in the quarterfinals

2006 – Eliminated in the group stage

2010 – Eliminated in 1/8 finals

2014 – Eliminated in 1/8 finals

2018 – Did not qualify

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History of the USA and the Netherlands

In Qatar, the US will face the Netherlands, who are hoping to make it out of the round of 16 for the first time in 20 years. The United States has never faced the Dutch in a World Cup or any competitive match, but the two sides have met in international friendlies over the years. Bad news for the USA: The Netherlands won four of those five matches. The good news is that the United States won the last meeting with a 4-3 victory back in 2015.

How to watch USA vs Netherlands live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10:00 am ET, Saturday, December 3rd.
StadiumAddress: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan.
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

Lionel Messi and Argentina will continue their search for the 2022 FIFA World Cup when they face Australia in what may be the tournament’s biggest surprise so far, in the round of 16 on Saturday.


Argentina bounced back from their first loss to Saudi Arabia with a 2-0 win over Mexico and Poland to top Group C and qualify for the knockout stages in 14 consecutive World Cup matches.

Australia, on the other hand, is in the playoffs for only the second time in history (2006 – Round of 16). The Socceroos were also defeated by defending champions France in their opening match, but a pair of back-to-back 1-0 wins over Tunisia and Denmark were enough to see them through on a dramatic final day of Group D play.

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Here’s everything you need for Argentina vs Australia.

How to watch Argentina vs Australia live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2:00 pm ET, Saturday (December 3)
Stadium: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Broadcast in Spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to keep an eye on

Without looking ahead and into Australia’s past, Argentina will know that their half of the bracket is shaping up pretty well to reach at least the semi-finals, where they could potentially face bitter rivals Brazil. So far, Messi has been in top form in Qatar, scoring twice and assisting once more in the group stage, even though Poland’s Wojciech Szczesny missed a penalty in the final. The main question regarding the choice of Lionel Scaloni revolves around Lautaro Martinez (2 starts in the group stage – 0 goals, 0 assists) and Julián Alvarez (1 start – 1 goal, 0 assists) as a center forward.

Australia enter Saturday’s clash without conceding a goal in 199 minutes, with France finishing fourth in the first leg. The Socceroos have been successful since switching to a 4-4-2 formation in both of their wins, holding eight, nine and sometimes 10 people on the ball, averaging just 36.7% possession over three games. Australia is one of only four sides (Morocco, Poland and Japan are the others) that have less than 40 percent possession of the ball. as well as get into the playoffs.

Argentina Quick Facts

Current FIFA World Ranking: 3
World Cup titles: 2 (1978, 1986)
World Championship appearances: 17
How they qualified: Automatically qualified from CONMEBOL (2nd)
Coach: Lionel Scaloni
Key players: Lionel Messi, Angel de Maria, Lautaro Martinez.

Quick facts about Australia

Current FIFA World Ranking: 38
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 5
How they qualified: Withdrew from the AFC via the Intercontinental Playoffs.
Coach: Graham Arnold
Key players: Matthew Ryan, Aaron Mui, Matthew Lecky.

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That USA is looking to cement a legacy when they face the Netherlands in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup on Saturday in Al Rayyan.

The Yankees are waiting for word on the fitness of Christian Pulisic and Josh Sargent, but they are mostly healthy, even though the US relied mostly on the same starting players in all three games.


The Netherlands under Louis van Gaal opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over Senegal, then drew 1-1 with Ecuador and defeated Qatar 2-0.

However, for the Dutch, the disease is spreading throughout the team and key playmaker Frenkie de Jong is not feeling well.

The US drew Wales 1-1 with Wales before playing a more impressive 0-0 win against England and a pivotal 1-0 victory over Iran that left Christian Pulisic injured and scoring an important goal.

US defender Sergino Dest chose the USMNT over the Netherlands and will certainly be the center of attention on the right flank on Saturday (assuming he starts his fourth match in a row).

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