When is the game played?
The quarter-final duel between the Netherlands and Argentina takes place on Friday at 20:00. The game will be broadcast live on SRF Zwei and in the Sports app.
Where is the game played?
The match will be held at the newly built Lusail Stadium, north of Doha. The stadium, which holds nearly 90,000 seats and is the largest in a World Cup, will later accommodate the semi-finals and finals.
Follow the World Cup quarter-final matches between the Netherlands and Argentina on Friday from 7:00 p.m Live on SRF zwei or in the Sports app.
What happened so far
One thing in particular has set the Netherlands apart in Qatar so far: competence. Even in the round of 16 against the United States, the “Orange” was enough for a 3-1 victory. Cody Gakbo, who has gone 1-0 in every team game, has failed to score once. The Dutch have lacked a big pointer during the tournament so far, but that is changing with Argentina.
The South American team has certainly recovered from a disappointing start against Saudi Arabia (1-2). And thanks to the burgeoning Lionel Messi, the “Albiceleste” won 3 victories in a row. In the Round of 16 against Australia, veteran Messi was finally able to celebrate his first goal in the World Cup’s knockout stage. Like the Netherlands, the Argentines have yet to meet any of the big names.
Facts about the game
- Quarter-final meeting: Argentina and the Netherlands met in the quarter-finals of the 1998 World Cup. In a thrilling final stage with 10v10, Dennis Bergkamp scored the winning goal, 2-1, in the 90th minute.
- Nothing to gourmet: The last two World Cup matches between the two countries have ended goalless. The 2006 group match and the 2014 semi-final ended 0-0. 8 years ago, the Argentines finally won the penalty shootout and reached the final.
- unbeaten: Since Louis van Gaal’s return to the coaching bench at Elftal, the Dutch have never lost in 19 matches (14 wins, 5 draws). If the “Bondscoach” loses for the first time in the 20th game, it will mark the end of a great coaching era. The 71-year-old will retire after the World Cup.
- efficacy: In the previous four World Cup matches, “Orange” fired only 37 shots on goal, an average of 9 shots per match. However, this resulted in 8 goals being scored.
- Defense bar: With Argentina, the Netherlands now meet a team that is second to none defensively. Albiceleste only allowed 15 shots on goal in 4 matches.
In the semi-finals, the winner will go head-to-head with Brazil or Croatia on Tuesday, December 13th at 8pm.
Second SRF, Sportlive, Dec. 3, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.; SRF
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