Reports and rumors swirling around the Netherlands World Cup team having “several” players battling flu symptoms, as they prepare to take on the U.S. Men’s National Team in the Round of 16. Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly very worried about his team on the field, for obvious reasons, but also fears that it will spread within the 26-man roster.
Additionally, van Gaal has reported that he has given his team additional rest during their preparations for the match with the United States. One would think that a sick and fatigued Netherlands team coming in would give the USMNT a bit of an advantage, and that’s exactly what is sparking some social media banter.
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USA vs. Netherlands Odds: 90 Minutes + Stoppage Time
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USA vs. Netherlands Odds To Advance / To Qualify
Netherlands Flu Reports
So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance
The US Team is coming into the match as underdogs, but not overwhelmingly so. Still, the flu reports have given US fans a reason to believe. The odds at most sportsbooks have held steady in favor of Netherlands, which makes the potential value on USA very enticing.
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Group Stage Results
USA Team Results from Group B:
- USA 1, Wales 1
- USA 0, England 0
- USA 1, Iran 0
Netherlands Team Results from Group A:
- Netherlands 2, Senegal 0
- Netherlands 1, Ecuador 1
- Netherlands 2, Qatar 0
USA and Netherlands kickoff Saturday, November 3 at 10 a.m. ET on FOX and Telemundo.