W’Cup: Netherlands beat USA to book Quarter-Finals berth

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The Netherlands are the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup after defeating USA 3-1 in the round of 16 on Saturday.

Barcelona’s Memphis Depay opened the scoring for the Dutch. But it was Ajax defender Daley Blind who shone the brightest; he scored Netherlands’ second goal and assisted the third.

The Europeans to the lead just ten minutes into the game thanks to Depay who converted Denzel Dumfries’ cross.

Daley Blind doubled the lead for the Dutch just before the halftime whistle.

Haji Wright pulled one back for the USA in the 76th minute off Christian Pulisic’s cross.

However, Denzel Dumfries restored Netherlands’ two-goal lead five minutes later after he was set up by Blind.