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2022 Men’s World Cup: December 3 daily game thread — Netherlands vs USMNT; Argentina vs Australia

Christian Pulisic leads the USMNT in their bid to reach the quarters, and more!

Iran v USA: Group B - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images

The FIFA 2022 Men’s World Cup is upon us. Follow along the day-by-day action in each day’s game thread. The knockouts have begun!

Dec 3: Round of 16

  • Netherlands vs USA | 10AM EST
  • Argentina vs Australia | 2PM EST

Four years after ignominiously missing the World Cup entirely, the USMNT are back in the Knockouts. Chelsea FC’s Christian Pulisic, Borussia Dortmund’s Gio Reyna (if he plays?), Leeds United’s Tyler Adams, Juventus’ Weston McKennie, and more, form a new generation of American stars who will look to take their team deep in the tournament. But Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands side will have something to say about that. Will Bayern Munich’s Matthijs de Ligt play after his poor performance in their first game?

Elsewhere, it’s the story of the tournament: Australia have overcome all odds to advance. But if they want their story to continue, they’ll have to go through Leo Messi’s Argentina.

TV/Streaming: Peacock Premium (USA, en español); BBC/ITV (UK); Find Your Country

If you’d like to check back on our pre-tournament predictions and have a laugh about how badly we got it wrong, we’ve got you covered:

Groups A & B | Groups C & D | Groups E & F | Groups G & H

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