The third match of the quarter finals stage will have Argentina facing Belgium. This will also be the 59th match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament that is underway in Brazil. The match will be played on 5th July at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, a stadium that is located in the Brasilia City.
GMT -3 is the official Brazilian time the match of Argentina vs Belgium will be kicking off. Argentina had a very rough time qualifying for this match. They played against Switzerland and the match ended up in extra time in which they managed to secure victory.
Belgium too had to go into the extra time and made it to the quarters. The two teams will now bring their effort in this match as it will be a determining factor which team will make it past this stage. Both the two teams are in good form and hence expect a very competitive match.
Argentina vs Belgium: Quarter Final 2014 World Cup Match Preview
Argentina came into the tournament as one of the best teams and had to pride of the quality players it possess. The team despite having less tough time in the group matches, had to face the wrath of the Swiss team in the round of 16 stage.
Switzerland prove that they were really a tough team which at all times should never be underrated. When the whistle for the 90th minute was blown, Argentina had not managed to net even once against their opponents.
As things were going, this match almost ended up in penalties. Messi is the player who saved the team through a score in the 118th minute of the match. Argentina have a lot to correct before they face Belgium. Their defense and attack has to be keenly taken into considerations.
They really must have learned a lot from the knockout stages and won’t repeat the same mistakes in the match ahead. The team is also aware that their opponents is not a team which should be taken lightly. This is a big challenges they will be handling and the South American team has the potential of making it.
Belgium so far has also won all the matches since the 2014 FIFA World Cup begun. In the last match, that is the quarter finals, they played against USA. The Europe based team managed to come out a strong team after winning the match.
The team was able to play a very impressive kind of football however the Americans were too defensive. The team has a good number of quality players who will be of great benefit in this match. They however should know that the team they are dealing with is one of the favorites in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina vs Belgium: Best Gamers Of The Match
Lionel Messi is the key player for Argentina in this match. The international star who is also the captain of the team has been of great help to his team more so when it comes to the winning of the previous matches.
Messi will combine skills with Angel Di Maria who is also one of the best players the South America team has.
Belgium will have to look upon Marouane Fellaini if they really want to win this match. Fellaini from history has been a good player. He will work hand in hand with Romelu Lukaku to make sure that they qualify for the semifinals of this tournament.
Argentina vs Belgium: Head To Head Matches
Argentina and Belgium have faced each other a total of 4 times over the past years. 3 out of this 4 matches were won by Argentina and Belgium secured victory only once.
10 out of the total 14 goals were scored by Argentina and Belgium managed only 4. This will be the 5th time the two teams will be playing against each other on the international stage.
Argentina in 2014 FIFA World Cup:-
- Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina (Group Stage)
- Argentina 1-0 Iran (Group Stage)
- Argentina 3-2 Nigeria (Group Stage)
- Argentina 1-0 Switzerland (Round of 16)
Belgium in 2014 FIFA World Cup:-
- Belgium 2-1 Algeria (Group Stage)
- Belgium 1-0 Russia (Group Stage)
- Belgium 1-0 Korea Republic (Group Stage)
- Belgium 2-1 United States (Round of 16)
Argentina vs Belgium: Possible Squads and Formation
Argentina have played with 5-3-2 formation against Bosnia-Herzegovina, while 4-3-3 formation were against Iran, Nigeria, and Switzerland.
On the other side, Belgium have played with 4-3-3 formation against USA, while their another formation of 4-5-1 were against Korea Republic, Algeria, and Russia.
Possible Formation of Argentina against Belgium:- 4-5-1
Possible Formation of Belgium against Argentina:- 4-3-3
Possible Lineups of Argentina:- Sergio Romero, Jose María Basanta, Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Ezequiel Garay, Federico Fernandez, Pablo Zabaleta, Angel di Maria, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Lionel Messi, and Gonzalo Higuain.
Possible Lineups of Belgium:- Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Daniel Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens, Divock Origi, and Eden Hazard.
Argentina vs Belgium: Who Will Win/Lose?
The match will be highly competitive as both the two teams will opt to score rather than defending all through the match. Messi will be the player Argentina will depend on for the success of this match. The game will end in a 3-2 win in favor of the South Americans.
Argentina vs Belgium: Where To Watch Live Stream Online?
So, If you are looking for a way to watch Belgium vs Argentina Quarter Final match of 2014 World Cup live stream online, then click on the below links. Free link is a normal streaming link with ads, while Paid Link is HD Quality Streaming link. Now choice is yours
Free Link:- ESPN
Paid Link:- Satellite Direct (HD)
TV Channels for Argentina vs Belgium Match:- SuperSport 2 Digitalb, DeporTV, ORF TV Live Streaming, Belarus 2, Unitel En Vivo, ESPN Brasil, CTN, Canal+ Centre, Teletica En Vivo, Univision USA, and BBC Radio 5 Live.
Match Result:- Argentina 1-0 Belgium. Goal Scorer:- Gonzalo Higuaín at 8′