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How far can the U.S. men’s national team go? Your questions, answered.

Defenders Walker Zimmerman (3) and Cameron Carter-Vickers helped the American men advance to the World Cup's knockout round. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Four years after the U.S. men’s national team watched the World Cup in Russia from home, the Americans find themselves back in the knockout stage on soccer’s grandest stage after capping an unbeaten opening round with a 1-0 win over Iran on Tuesday.

As the United States prepares to face the Netherlands in the round of 16 on Saturday, contributing soccer reporters Ella Brockway and Thomas Floyd fielded your questions on the Americans’ victory over Iran and their matchup with the Oranje. We were also joined from Qatar by Ishaan Tharoor, who writes the Today’s WorldView newsletter and column for The Post’s foreign desk, and who offered further context about this unprecedented World Cup.

Here are some of the questions we answered:

Read the full chat below. Some questions have been edited for accuracy and clarity.

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Dan Steinberg, an editor for The Post’s Sports section, produced this Q&A.