Summary Of All The Matches Played In The 2022 FIFA World Cup Knockout Stage

Netherlands vs United States

The Netherlands had met the United States five times, with the former winning the first four meetings. They most recently met in June 2015, with the United States winning 4–3.

In the 10th minute, the Netherlands went in front when Memphis Depay finished to the left corner of the net after a pass from the right by Denzel Dumfries after a sequence of passes.

In added time in the first half, Daley Blind scored to make it 2-0 with another low finish after a pass from the right from Dumfries. In the 76th minute, the USA pulled a goal back when Haji Wright finished with a deflection from Christian Pulisic’s looped cross at the far post.

Dumfries sealed the win with a third goal for the Netherlands in the 81st minute when he finished with a side-footed volley at the far post from Blind’s cross from the left.

Argentina vs Australia

Argentina had met Australia seven times, winning five, drawing one, and losing one. They met in the 1994 FIFA World Cup inter-confederation play-off, which Argentina won 2–1 on aggregate.

The teams also met in Argentina’s 4–2 win in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. They most recently met in September 2007, with Argentina winning 1–0.

On his 1,000th career appearance, Lionel Messi scored his 789th career goal, giving Argentina the lead in the 35th minute with a low left foot finish to the left corner.

Julián Álvarez made it 2-0 in the 57th minute when he pounced on an error by Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to finish low to the net past the stranded goalkeeper.

Australia pulled a goal back in the 77th minute when Craig Goodwin’s strike took a huge deflection off Enzo Fernández before finishing in the right corner of the net.

Australia had chances to level the match, first when Aziz Behich dribbled past four players before his shot was blocked by Lisandro Martínez, then in added time when Garang Kuol had a shot saved at close range by Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.

France vs Poland

Prior to this match, France had met Poland 16 times, winning eight, drawing five, and losing three. The three defeats included the 1982 World Cup third place play-off which Poland won 3–2. They most recently met in a friendly won by France 1–0 in June 2011.

The match ended 3-1, with Mbappé finding the back of the net twice and Giroud finding the back of thr net once.

England vs Senegal

This was the first ever meeting between the sides. The match ended 3-0.

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