World Cup 2022: Memphis, Van Dijk and Holland Teammates ‘Chill’ on Yacht Ahead of Argentina Showdown

World Cup 2022: Memphis, Van Dijk and Holland Teammates ‘Chill’ on Yacht Ahead of Argentina Showdown

  • The players of Holland had a wonderful day out following their round of 16 victory against the United States of America
  • Memphis Depay, Van Dijk and other members of the Dutch football contingent made good use of their downtime in style
  • The Netherlands have been handed a tough quarter-final test against one of the tournament favourites in Argentina

Players of the Netherlands spent their downtime on a yacht on the back of sealing qualification to the quarter-finals.

The Dutch punched their ticket to the last eight with a comfortable 3-1 victory over the United States, setting up a date with tournament favourites Argentina.

Following their qualification, manager Louis Van Gaal gave his team a day off to recharge their batteries.

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The playing body of the Netherlands spent their off-day on a yacht ahead of their quarter-final clash against Argentina. Photo credit: @ESPNFC @Memphis
Source: Twitter

Ahead of the all-important assignment against La Albiceleste on Friday, December 9, the playing body spent their day off on a yacht in a relaxed setting.

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In photos shared on social media, seen by Sports Brief, the Oranje squad sported casual outfits while leisurely playing cards and other fun activities.

Netherlands cruise to quarter-finals

A clinical Netherlands ended the USA's dream at the World Cup on Saturday, sweeping into the quarter-finals with a ruthless 3-1 victory.

First-half goals from Memphis Depay and Daley Blind, and a late strike from Denzel Dumfries, sealed a deserved victory as the Dutch handed out a painful lesson in finishing to their American opponents.

The Netherlands, bidding to win their first World Cup after losing in three previous finals, will face Argentina in the last eight.

Van Gaal extends Mundial record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Louis van Gaal’s impeccable record of not losing a game for the Netherlands at the World Cup continued, after yet another victory against the USA.

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The Netherlands have not lost any of their 11 World Cup games under the Dutch manager, as they secured a 3-1 win over the Americans in the round of 16.

According to Four Four Two, the Dutch are unbeaten in competitive football in 90 minutes under van Gaal, having last lost in 2014's World Cup on penalties to Argentina.