Argentina, expects a revenge from Netherlands

Argentina, expects a revenge from Netherlands

Argentina and Netherlands meet once again in a crucial match as the Netherlands looks to avenge to Argentina. This is due to the fact that in the 2014 World Cup, Argentina eliminated the Netherlands in the semi-finals. Now, the Netherlands want to turn the tables around, as they want to be the one eliminating Argentina this time. However, Argentina will definitely not make it happen, currently having one of the best football player in the world. Their quarterfinals match will be on December 10, 2022, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8).

Despite the strength Argentina holds, the Netherlands is the one who has the slight advantage going into this game. From all the nine matches these two teams played, the Netherlands won four, while Argentina is with three wins. In the World Cup, this will be the seventh time these two teams will meet. However, their last meeting which was in 2014 was when Argentina eliminated the Netherlands in the semi-finals. The last nine times Argentina got eliminate din the competition were against Europeans countries. As for the Netherlands, the last time they failed to progress in the quarterfinals was in 1994.


World Cup: Argentina
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After being defeated by Saudi Arabia during the group stage, Argentina was able to bounce back admirably. They were lucky that they were not able to bring their bad form throughout their campaign. In fact, from their past matches, they are able to build momentum, just in time for their hopes to enter the semi-finals. During the Round of 16, they were able to build confidence when they won against Australia. Argentina’s squad is a squad that everyone is capable of producing numbers for their team. Additionally, since their squad is a capable team, other members could really step-up when they meet the Netherlands in this match. They could get motivation from the fact that this will be Messi’s final World Cup, according to what he announced before the tournament starts.

Papu Gomez is still a doubt in this game, following the sprained ankle he sustained during their match against Australia. Luckily, Angel Di Maria may be available for this game already, and step-up with Di Maria’s absence. Rodrigo De Paul might suit up for this game, but there are no confirmed news yet. Aside from them, there are no fresh concerns for Argentina.


World Cup: Netherlands
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So far, the Netherlands also stepped up big time in their campaign, and has the potential to be a danger to all other teams in the competition. From the last remaining eight teams, they could be considered as the dark horse from all the teams. During the Round of 16, they had a dominating win against USA with a score of 3-1, and will be hoping to have the same result in this match. Additionally, over the past years, this squad improves a lot, having a mix of veterans and young guns on their squad. They are lucky to gain valuable experiences that could help them in this campaign.

Before their previous match, this team was handed a scare when Jeremie Frimpong injured his ankle, but luckily, he was able to play in that game. Stefan de Vrij is also a doubt in this game, following a discomfort he is feeling.


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