The Netherlands defeats America by three and reaches the quarter-finals of the World Cup
Wing-backs Denzel Dumfries and Daley Blind starred in creating and scoring goals, as the Netherlands beat the United States 3-1 in the first round of 16 matches of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar today, Saturday.
Memphis Depay advanced with an early goal for the Netherlands after ten minutes, taking advantage of a pass by Demphris, who made the second goal in a manner completely similar to his colleague Blind in stoppage time for the first half.
Substitute Haji Wright narrowed the deficit for the US national team in the 76th minute, but five minutes later Blind returned the gift to Dumphris and set him up for the third goal.
The Netherlands will play in the quarter-finals with the winning team from today's match between Argentina and Australia.
Coach Louis van Gaal's team succeeded in scoring from the first attack when Demphris penetrated from the right side and sent a ground pass, which Barcelona striker Depay converted with a powerful ground shot into the net.
Dumphries did the same to Blind, making it 2-0 just before the break.
Substitute Wright took advantage and reduced the deficit after a cross from Christian Pulisic, but Demphris crowned his great effort and scored the goal to guarantee qualification.
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