Netherlands vs USA XI: Probable lineups and team news for this Qatar 2022 World Cup game


Christian Pulisic is expected to be fit for the USA’s clash with Netherlands in the World Cup last-16 today.

The forward suffered a bruised pelvis while scoring against Iran on Tuesday but took to social media from a hospital bed later that evening, allaying fears he would be ruled out of the knockout stages.

Weston McKennie has a leg injury, while Josh Sargent is a more pressing concern after an ankle injury.

All three are currently expected to be ready to start.

For the Netherlands, head coach Louis van Gaal is expected to have a fully fit squad apart from reserve right-back Jeremie Frimpng, who picked up an ankle injury in training.

Matthijs de Ligt and Nathan Ake, who are both one yellow card away from missing out on a potential quarter-final, will be taking care of the experienced boss.

Cody Gakpo is aiming to maintain his record for scoring in all games so far at the 2022 World Cup.

Predicted Netherlands XI: 

Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, F. De Jong, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay

Predicted USA XI: 

Turner; Dest, Carter-Vickers, Ream, Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Sargent, Pulisic

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