The World Cup final draw is starting to take shape!
If seven nations have qualified for the round of 16, the first two posters have finally been known since Tuesday evening, after the end of the matches in groups A and B. The Netherlands, easy winners of Qatar (2-0) and first of their group, will face the United States, fallers in the difficulty of Iran (1-0) and second in group B. The two nations will open the ball for the round of 16 of the World Cup this Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
It is an unprecedented meeting for the two nations which have never faced each other in this competition.
The partners of the talented Cody Gakpo, author of three goals, start as favorites, but the Americans, fiery, dream of winning a new place in the quarter-finals, twenty years after the previous one.
The other poster of the round of 16 will oppose Sunday evening (8 p.m.), England, winner of Wales (3-0), Senegal, second in group B after their success against Ecuador (2-1 ).
This meeting was quite a shock on paper, despite the absence of Teranga Lions star Sadio Mané.
Starting off badly in the competition after their inaugural defeat against the Netherlands, Kalidou Koulibaly's partners are ready to imitate their elders who reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup. Twenty years later, the whole country dreams of a new epic.
Two new posters will be known this Wednesday after the third day of groups C and D. France, already qualified, will seek to maintain their first place against Tunisia.
In this case, it will face the second of group C (Poland, Argentina, Saudi Arabia or Mexico).