Dominant Dutch thump the Yanks out of the World Cup

An impressively clinical performance from the Netherlands saw them through to the last eight of Qatar 2022, as they brushed aside the challenge of a high-energy USA team.

Soaking up some pressure at times, the Oranje used all of their experience – and that of their celebrated coach – to take advantage of the States’ naivety and score three times, with the irrepressible Dumfries involved on each occasion.

The first was a fluid footballing moment reminiscent of their famed Total Football, and though they were briefly tested by conceding a second-half goal, scored by Wright, Van Gaal’s men deservedly take their place in the quarter-finals.