Holland meets Argentina in a thrilling match at the Qatar 2022 World Cup and as this is the quarter-finals there is so much at stake for both countries.
There were fears that the Netherlands would find it difficult to beat the USA in the round of 16, but in the end, despite a few minor scares, they had it easy with a 3-1 win.
Although Argentina only beat Australia 2-1, they have found the last 16 games fairly easy and we believe they can step it up a notch in this tournament.
The game between Argentina and Holland has so many world-class stars and we can’t wait to see how the game ends.
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When does Holland play Argentina?
Holland plays Argentina in the quarterfinals of the World Cup Friday 9 December 2022. Kickoff for this game is for those in the UK 7pm GMT.
Who could Argentina play in the semifinals?
If Argentina manages to beat the Netherlands, they will have a very difficult game as they will face the winner of the game in between Brazil and Croatia. Many will hope that Brazil progress as a game between them and Argentina would not only produce a lot of goals but would also have a lot of big tackles due to the South American rivalry.
This is how you watch Argentina vs Netherlands
The game between Argentina and the Netherlands will be broadcast live on Freeview TV Channel BBC One and BBC One HD. Coverage will begin around 18:00 GMT and will be packed with interviews, analysis and more.
There will also be an option to live stream this game as BBC has a live streaming service called BBC iPlayer. All you have to do is register an account and then you can watch all the football.
Holland team news
The Netherlands have had a fairly fit squad for most of the World Cup and the 26-man squad is all fit enough to play Argentina at the moment. It will be interesting to see where Louis Van Gaal positions the key star Cody Gakpo.
Argentina team news
Argentina have a fitness concern and that’s for veteran winger Angel Di Maria. When available the player has started for Argentina so they are hoping he can return after being unavailable for the last 16 games against Australia.
Will Lionel Messi start against the Netherlands?
Messi is fully fit and also very productive in this tournament. There is no doubt that the Argentine will start in this crucial game against Holland and he is definitely the key to help Argentina win this game.
With this most likely being his last World Cup, football fans are keen to follow every minute of every game he plays.
Expected XI of Argentina: D Martinez; Montiel, Otamendi, Li. Martinez, Acuna; De Paul, Rodgriguez, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, La. Martinez
Estimated Holland XI: Noppert; Wood, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, F. De Jong, Blind; classes; Gakpo, Depay
Argentina have stumbled a bit in this tournament but Lionel Messi’s world-class talent can pull them out of any mess. Meanwhile, Holland has looked very good in both defense and attack. This will definitely be the most difficult game for either side and we believe both nations will struggle to prevail against each other.
forecast: Holland 1-1 Argentina *Argentina wins on penalties
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