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07 Dec 2022
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Eddy Tora 07 Dec 2022
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  • Netherlands vs Argentina live stream for Friday’s World Cup quarter-final
  • The match is being played at Lusail Iconic Stadium (19:00 GMT)
  • Netherlands have won 4 of their last 5 matches at the World Cup
  • Can Argentina justify the favouritism and reach the semi-finals?
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Netherlands have drawn 3 of their last 4 World Cup matches against Argentina (Getty)

Netherlands vs Argentina Predictions


Argentina have never beaten Netherlands in regulation time in five meetings at the World Cup. Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream is set to end in Qatar.
  • Netherlands vs Argentina Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Netherlands Form
  • Netherlands Squad & Team News
  • Argentina Form
  • Argentina Squad & Team News
  • Netherlands vs Argentina Live Stream FAQ

  • Netherlands have won by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (World Cup).
  • Netherlands have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 7 matches (World Cup).
  • Netherlands are undefeated their last 5 matches against Argentina (World Cup).
  • Argentina have lost 3 of their last 7 matches (World Cup).

Head to Head


Netherlands have met Argentina in five competitive matches, all at the World Cup. Netherlands have a 2-0 advantage with 3 draws.

They last met in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, the match going to a penalty shootout where Argentina prevailed.

Netherlands Form


Netherlands started the World Cup with a 2-0 win against Senegal, Cody Gakpo opening the scoring in the 84th minute and Davy Klaassen netting in added time.

Louis van Gaal’s side drew 1-1 against Ecuador, Cody Gakpo opening the scoring once again in a game where they had 2-15 shots.

Oranje ended the group stage with an easy 2-0 win against Qatar. Gakpo scored for the third straight game with Frenkie de Jong scoring early in the second half.

Netherlands beat USA 3-1 in the Round of 16 Denzel Dumfries assisting goals for Memphis Depay and Daley Blind before scoring himself after they let USA back in the game.

Netherlands Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Remko Pasveer 8 November 1983 (age 39) 2 0 Ajax
GK Justin Bijlow 22 January 1998 (age 24) 6 0 Feyenoord
GK Andries Noppert 7 April 1994 (age 28) 4 0 Heerenveen
DF Jurriën Timber 17 June 2001 (age 21) 13 0 Ajax
DF Matthijs de Ligt 12 August 1999 (age 23) 40 2 Bayern Munich
DF Virgil van Dijk (captain) 8 July 1991 (age 31) 53 6 Liverpool
DF Nathan Aké 18 February 1995 (age 27) 33 3 Manchester City
DF Stefan de Vrij 5 February 1992 (age 30) 59 3 Internazionale
DF Tyrell Malacia 17 August 1999 (age 23) 6 0 Manchester United
DF Daley Blind 9 March 1990 (age 32) 98 3 Ajax
DF Denzel Dumfries 18 April 1996 (age 26) 41 6 Internazionale
DF Jeremie Frimpong 10 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Bayer Leverkusen
MF Steven Berghuis 19 December 1991 (age 30) 42 2 Ajax
MF Davy Klaassen 21 February 1993 (age 29) 39 10 Ajax
MF Marten de Roon 29 March 1991 (age 31) 34 0 Atalanta
MF Teun Koopmeiners 28 February 1998 (age 24) 14 1 Atalanta
MF Frenkie de Jong 12 May 1997 (age 25) 49 2 Barcelona
MF Kenneth Taylor 16 May 2002 (age 20) 3 0 Ajax
MF Xavi Simons 21 April 2003 (age 19) 1 0 PSV
FW Steven Bergwijn 8 October 1997 (age 25) 27 7 Ajax
FW Cody Gakpo 7 May 1999 (age 23) 13 6 PSV
FW Luuk de Jong 27 August 1990 (age 32) 38 8 PSV
FW Memphis Depay 13 February 1994 (age 28) 85 43 Barcelona
FW Noa Lang 17 June 1999 (age 23) 5 1 Club Brugge
FW Vincent Janssen 15 June 1994 (age 28) 22 7 Antwerp
FW Wout Weghorst 7 August 1992 (age 30) 18 3 Beşiktaş

Netherlands have a full strength side available in Qatar.

Depay has scored 43 goals in 85 internationals.

Argentina Form


Argentina were shocked in their opening match at the World Cup, a 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia after Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Lionel Scaloni’s side bounced back with a 2-0 win against Mexico, Messi opening the scoring and Enzo Fernández scoring off the bench to seal the deal.

La Albiceleste ended the group stage with a 2-0 win against Poland. Messi saw a penalty saved before Alexis Mac Allister and Julián Álvarez scored to secure a convincing victory.

Argentina beat Australia 2-1 in the Round of 16, Messi and Álvarez scoring to establish a 2-0 lead and holding on after they lost control.

Argentina Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Franco Armani 16 October 1986 (age 36) 18 0 River Plate
GK Gerónimo Rulli 20 May 1992 (age 30) 4 0 Villarreal
GK Emiliano Martínez 2 September 1992 (age 30) 23 0 Aston Villa
DF Juan Foyth 12 January 1998 (age 24) 16 0 Villarreal
DF Nicolás Tagliafico 31 August 1992 (age 30) 45 0 Lyon
DF Gonzalo Montiel 1 January 1997 (age 25) 20 0 Sevilla
DF Germán Pezzella 27 June 1991 (age 31) 33 2 Betis
DF Marcos Acuña 28 October 1991 (age 31) 47 0 Sevilla
DF Cristian Romero 27 April 1998 (age 24) 16 1 Tottenham Hotspur
DF Nicolás Otamendi 12 February 1988 (age 34) 97 4 Benfica
DF Lisandro Martínez 18 January 1998 (age 24) 13 0 Manchester United
DF Nahuel Molina 6 April 1998 (age 24) 24 0 Atlético Madrid
MF Leandro Paredes 29 June 1994 (age 28) 48 4 Juventus
MF Rodrigo De Paul 24 May 1994 (age 28) 48 2 Atlético Madrid
MF Exequiel Palacios 5 October 1998 (age 24) 22 0 Bayer Leverkusen
MF Thiago Almada 26 April 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Atlanta United
MF Alejandro Gómez 15 February 1988 (age 34) 17 3 Sevilla
MF Guido Rodríguez 12 April 1994 (age 28) 27 1 Betis
MF Alexis Mac Allister 24 December 1998 (age 23) 11 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
MF Enzo Fernández 17 January 2001 (age 21) 7 1 Benfica
FW Julián Álvarez 31 January 2000 (age 22) 16 5 Manchester City
FW Lionel Messi (captain) 24 June 1987 (age 35) 169 94 Paris Saint-Germain
FW Ángel Di María 14 February 1988 (age 34) 127 27 Juventus
FW Ángel Correa 9 March 1995 (age 27) 22 3 Atlético Madrid
FW Paulo Dybala 15 November 1993 (age 29) 34 3 Roma
FW Lautaro Martínez 22 August 1997 (age 25) 44 21 Internazionale

Papu Gomez sprained his ankle against Australia but is expected to recover in time.

Angel Di Maria didn't take part against Australia but he should be available.

Lionel Messi has scored 94 goals in 169 internationals.

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Verdict

Argentina have never beaten Netherlands in regulation time at the World Cup. Oranje can end Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream in an upset win.

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