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Matthijs de Ligt through to World Cup quarter-finals

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Congratulations, Matthijs! The Netherlands are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar thanks to a 3-1 victory over USA. Memphis Depay (10’), Daley Blind (45’+1) and Denzel Dumfries (81‘) scored the goals for the three-time runners-up, with Haji Wright briefly giving the Americans hope (76’). Bayern centre-back Matthijs de Ligt replaced Nathan Aké in added time.

Quarter-final showdown with Argentina

The Oranje now meet Lionel Messi and Argentina, who beat Australia 2-1, in the last eight on Friday at 20:00 CET.


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