On 3.12.2022 the first match in the round of 16 was played between the Netherlands and USA. Netherlands outplayed USA 3-1. Memphis Depay opened the scoring for the Dutch in 10th minute, in the 45th minute Daley Blind increased the lead for the Netherlands 2-0. The Dutch played good defence throughout the match. Haji Wright pulled one back for the USA in the 76th minute to keep the match alive. Denzel Dumfries who was impressive throughout the match scored in the 81st minute to make it 3-1 and helped Netherlands to move into quarterfinals.
In the second match of the day, match favourites Argentina defeated Australia 2-1. Lionel Messi playing his 1000th professional game scored in the 35th minute to give Argentina a 1-0 lead. The match was totally dominated by Argentina. In the 57th minute, Alvarez increased the lead 2-0 and in the 77th minute Australia were lucky to get a own goal by Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez to read the score 2-1 in favour of Argentina. In the dying minutes, Argentina goal keeper Emiliano Martinez brought up an excellent save to keep the score 2-1.
Argentina will face Netherlands in the quarter final on 10th December 2022 which can be an exciting one. On day 15th of FIFA World cup Edition 2022 France will face Poland and England to play against Senegal.