WORLD CUP 2022
Netherlands vs Argentina World Cup quarter-finals: date, times, and how to watch
Lionel Messi will lead his compatriots into battle at the Lusail Stadium against the European nation looking to build on solid performances.
Argentina take on Netherlands at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail on Friday, 9 December 2022. Lionel Messi and co booked their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a 2-1 victory over Australia, while Netherlands comfortably saw off USA by three goals to one in the round of 16.
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When does Netherlands vs Argentina kick off?
The game between Netherlands and Argentina starts on Friday, 9 December 2022 at
· 2pm ET
· 11am PT
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Argentina looking, as ever, to Lionel Messi for inspiration
A defeat to the Saudi Arabia, who Argentina should easily have disposed of on paper, made plotting a way through Group C ‘interesting’ for them, although they ended up clinching top spot thanks to comfortable 2-0 victories over Mexico and Poland despite not impressing all that much. La Albiceleste’s round of 16 clash against Australia looked to be heading a similar way after goals from Messi, in his 1000th professional match, and Julián Álvarez gave them a two-goal cushion with more than half-an-hour to go. Lionel Scaloni’s side were in total control and Messi was running the show when a goal out of nowhere for the Aussies almost led to a dramatic turnaround, with goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez required to make a vital save with almost the last kick of the game to prevent if from going to extra-time. Messi put in a vintage performance in the second half and Scaloni will be hoping his star man is in peak condition just at the right time.
Three two-goal victories for the Netherlands in four World Cup matches
Netherlands came through a not-especially-strong Group A with relatively little fuss, posting 2-0 victories over Senegal and hosts Qatar either side of a draw against Ecuador. “Are they actually any good?” is a question that’s been asked a lot of the Dutch and they went some way to answering that question in a positive manner with a ruthless display in the round of 16 against the USMNT, who themselves had looked so impressive in a group-stage draw against England, one of the tournament favourites. Argentina will, however, be another step up in class compared to the opponents they have faced so far and will almost certainly provide their toughest test.
Netherlands vs Argentina prediction
You get the feeling that both of these teams are capable of playing better than they have shown in the tournament so far. With six days’ rest before the quarter-final clash, they should both come into the game feeling fresh. Messi looked to be at his decisive best in the second half against Australia and, cliché as it is, having a player of that quality on the field could make the difference in what should be a tight game.
Prediction – Netherlands 1-2 Argentina
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Where will Netherlands vs Argentina be played?
Argentina vs Netherlands will be played at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, around 20km north of Doha. The venue, which was one of eight built for the World Cup, has hosted seven matches in the tournament prior to this one, including Argentina’s group matches against Saudi Arabia and Mexico. The stadium will host 10 World Cup matches in total, including the final.
Who has won the most matches between Argentina and Netherlands?
Argentina and Netherlands have met on five previous occasions in World Cups, three of which in particular have been high-profile matches. The Argentines defeated the Dutch in the 1978 final to win the trophy for the first time on home soil, while the nations have also met in a quarter-final, in 1998 (Netherlands won 2-1 after extra-time), and a semi-final, in 2014 (Argentina progressed in a penalty shoot-outs).