February 4, 2023

The Netherlands and Argentina battle for the second of the World Cup quarter-finals in what promises to be an exciting match under the lights on Friday evening.

Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side have been functional and efficient rather than standout in the tournament so far, but they remain undefeated.

The Netherlands leads Group A by beating Senegal and host country Qatar with a draw against Ecuador in between.

The players of the Netherlands celebrate Memphis Depay (left) who scored against the USA in the last 16

The players of the Netherlands celebrate Memphis Depay (left) who scored against the USA in the last 16

Argentina celebrates after Julian Alvarez made up for them twice against Australia

Argentina celebrates after Julian Alvarez made up for them twice against Australia

They were then forced to gear up in their last 16 clash with the United States, eventually winning 3-1.

Argentina suffered a seismic World Cup shock as they lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their first group game, but bounced back with victories over Mexico and Poland to top Group C.

Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez were then on target as Argentina beat Australia 2-1 to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Sports mail has everything you need to know about the quarterfinals.

When is Holland vs Argentina?

The quarterfinals of the World Cup between the Netherlands and Argentina will take place on Friday 9 December.

The kick-off time in Qatar is at 10 p.m., which is 7 p.m. in the United Kingdom, 2 p.m. in the United States (EST), and 5 a.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Date Friday December 9

kick off 10 p.m. Qatar, 7 p.m. United Kingdom, 2 p.m. United States EST and 5 a.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Denzel Dumfries from the Netherlands celebrates in style after opening the score against the USA

Denzel Dumfries from the Netherlands celebrates in style after opening the score against the USA

How to watch the match

In the United Kingdomthe match between the Netherlands and Argentina will be broadcast live on BBC One and streamed on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

In the United Statesthe fixture will be shown live on FOX, Telemundo, fubo TV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock Premium, Vidgo and Sling Blue.

Australian viewers can tune in to the game via SBS, which will televise every game during the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also stream the fixture for those on the go.

If you can’t watch the match live, you can relive the action on the FIFA YouTube channel (worldwide). The official YouTube channel will post highlights after each game.

Lionel Messi blasted Argentina forward in their last-16 game against Australia on Saturday

Lionel Messi blasted Argentina forward in their last-16 game against Australia on Saturday

Where will the Netherlands vs Argentina be played?

The quarter-final will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, which has a capacity of 88,966 (originally counted as about 80,000) and is comfortably the largest stadium used during the Qatar World Cup.

It is located in Lusail, about 23 km north of the capital Doha, where most of the games are played.

Construction of the Lusail Iconic Stadium began in 2017 and was completed in November 2021, with the official inauguration on September 9 this year, when it hosted the Lusail Super Cup.

It will host 10 matches during the World Cup, including the final on December 18.

Argentina already has mixed memories of the stadium as it was the scene of their shock 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia to open the tournament, but also their 2-0 victory over Mexico.

The Netherlands still has to play there.

Place: Lusail, Qatar

Stadium: Lusail iconic stadium

The striking Lusail Iconic will host the game between Argentina and Saudi Arabia

The striking Lusail Iconic will host the game between Argentina and Saudi Arabia

The stadium has already played two Argentina matches, including their defeat to Saudi Arabia

The stadium has already played two Argentina matches, including their defeat to Saudi Arabia

TEAM NEWS

Dutch team

keepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Andries Noppert (Heerenveen), Remko Pasveer (Ajax Amsterdam).

Defenders: Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Denzel Dumfries (Internazionale), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jurrien Timber (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (International).

midfielders: Steven Berghuis (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta Bergamo), Marten de Roon (Atalanta Bergamo), Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax).

Forward: Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Memphis Depay (Barcelona), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Vincent Janssen (Antwerp), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Noah Lang (Club Brugge), Wout Weghorst (Besiktas).

Louis van Gaal was his usual larger-than-life self during his last hurray with Holland

Louis van Gaal was his usual larger-than-life self during his last hurray with Holland

Argentine selection

keepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Geronimo Rulli (Villar Real).

Defenders: Marcos Acuna (Seville), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Montiel (Seville), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur) ), Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon).

midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Alejandro Gomez (Seville), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Guido Rodriquez (Real Betis).

Forward: Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Roma), Angel Di Maria (Juventus), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid).

Lionel Scaloni pictured on the sidelines during Saturday's last-16 victory over Australia

Lionel Scaloni pictured on the sidelines during Saturday’s last-16 victory over Australia

Head to head record

This will actually be the sixth meeting between the two countries in the World Cup final alone.

The first came in the group stage of the 1974 tournament in West Germany, when the Netherlands’ Total Football proved far too strong for Argentina in a 4-0 win.

Johan Cruijff scored twice that day in Gelsenkirchen for the legendary side of Rinus Michels, with Ruud Krol and Johnny Rep also on target.

Their next meeting would be much more important: the 1978 World Cup final, which Argentina won 3-1 at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires.

Mario Kempes scores for Argentina against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup final

Mario Kempes scores for Argentina against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup final

Mario Kempes and Daniel Bertoni won the game for Argentina in extra time after Dick Nanninga canceled Kempes’ first goal in the first 90.

It would cement that great Dutch side’s status as sole bridesmaids in the major league.

They met again at this very stage in France ’98, with Dennis Bergkamp scoring one of the most memorable modern World Cup goals to seal a last gasp 2-1 win for the Orange in Marseille.

Their 2006 group stage match was a goalless draw and their 2014 semi-final was also a blank slate, with Argentina beating the Netherlands, then also coached by Van Gaal, 4–2 on penalties to clinch a final with Germany. to make.

Dennis Bergkamp scored an iconic World Cup goal against Argentina in the '98 quarter-final

Dennis Bergkamp scored an iconic World Cup goal against Argentina in the ’98 quarter-final

Quarter-final match schedule

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9

Croatia vs Brazil

Netherlands vs Argentina

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10

Morocco vs Portugal

England against France

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