World Cup Daily: US tour ends, but Messi’s magic continues

The U.S. men’s national team was eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday after losing 3-1 to the Netherlands at the Khalifa International Stadium. How will the Netherlands fare against Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the quarter-finals?

Here’s everything that happened at the World Cup on Saturday and what to watch on Sunday.

3 in the Netherlands and 1 in the US

The Netherlands has a game plan with US involvement. Still, the U.S. has some better touches from the real game. There’s a lot to be excited about about the young U.S. team, which has four years to retool for the 2026 World Cup, which they will co-host with Canada and Mexico.

The Netherlands will play Argentina in the quarterfinals on Friday (2 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app).

Netherlands vs USA Highlights

Netherlands vs USA Highlights

Argentina 2, Australia 1

Australia’s Cinderella story ended on Saturday, but it brought Argentina a fight before the final whistle. In fact, the game would have gone to extra time were it not for a timely tackle by Lisandro Martinez and an incredible save by Emiliano Martinez. Australia can walk away from the game with their heads held high.

  • Lionel Messi righted an incredible historical mistake in Argentina’s victory

Argentina vs Australia Highlights

Argentina vs Australia Highlights

save for the day

Everyone in Argentina owes Martinez dinner for letting them go home an hour early if he hadn’t saved this shot from Australia Galango.

goal of the day

It took Messi 16 years to score his first goal in the knockout stage of the World Cup, but he finally got his wish, and it was a beauty.

Lionel Messi gives Australia a masterclass at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi gives Australia a masterclass at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

For his sake, let’s hope he doesn’t have to wait another 16 years for his next goal.

Sunday’s game

france v poland10AM ET on FS1

In a contest between two of the most dominant forwards in the world, France’s Kylian Mbappe will have the upper hand with the talent around him. Poland will need something special from Robert Lewandowski – or something disastrous from France – to qualify.

senegal v england2pm ET on FS1

England looked strong in this tournament, but its fans were always ready for heartbreak. It will seek to rewrite the narrative with an encouraging outing against Senegal.

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